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Questions regarding the Apple Mac hardware, and by extension the Mac OS X operating system.

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What program littered my photo directory with empty directories

Here's the symptom. The directory structure where I store all my photos has had a directory created for most (not all) images. e.g. if there was a photo called IMG_2398.jpg, then a directory called ...
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How to safely disconnect Canon EOS camera from Mac?

I just started using my Canon 500D camera with a Mac. I was expecting to see a new external drive appear in Finder, which I could eject when I need to safely disconnect the camera from the computer. ...
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How do I keep Lightroom working together on two Macs?

I have two Macs: an iMac with a 1TB SSD and a MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD. My goal is to keep the masters on the iMac (where all the pictures are right now, the MacBook is being shipped to me right ...
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Will there be any differences which affect photography when running Windows on a Mac?

This might not be the best place to ask, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if there might be a difference in screen quality on my iMac when I'm in bootcamp Windows or OSX. The reason I ask is ...
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Is it normal for memory usage in Lightroom 3 to exceed 1.5GB, and what can I do about it?

I'm currently running a 2008 unibody 15" MacBook Pro 2.53 with 320GB 5400 RPM hard drive and 4GB of system memory. I've upgraded to Snow Leopard and I'm running Lightroom 3 (64-bit). I have two ...
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For maximizing photo adjustment performance, which hardware upgrades matter most? [duplicate]

I do a lot of photo editing on a 13" Macbook Pro. When making photo adjustments I spend a lot of time waiting for the image to re-render. I'm wondering which hardware upgrades will have the greatest ...
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What would cause a green color shift in the same photo between my Mac and my iPhone?

I just finished editing a picture and saved it in JPG on my Mac, which look perfectly fine. I sent it to my iPhone and the color completely shifted and look dull. I was wondering what could make such ...
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Epson 2450 scanner not scanning transparencies on Mac Book Pro

I have a mac book pro and Epson 2450 scanner. The latter is scanning flatbed scans absolutely fine, but when I try to scan negatives and a positive slide the scan preview is coming up mainly white ...
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What are the better HDR software apps for the mac?

I am thinking about doing some more HDR photos and thinking about the software side. I have CS5 but have never been happy about the speed or the quality of the final images. I have heard about ...
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What is must have software for image editing on Mac?

Currently, I have downloaded Gimp on my Mac and using it to edit images. I don't mind spending money to buy other software if it makes things easier or faster. What is must have software for image ...
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How can I do incremental backups of my Lightroom library?

I'm already backing my entire computer (Mac) up to an external drive using Time Machine but I have a fireproof hard drive that I put my most critical documents onto, as well as my photo library. The ...
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Lightroom 4.4 - on synchronizing folder, LR says photos are missing but are not, and requests remove + re import?

I recently discovered that when I try to "synchronize a folder" in which I have added new photos to (CR2 raw files), this pop up shows up in Lightroom 4 (Mac): It says that my images in that ...
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GP-E2 - device not found

I've got a GP-E2 for my Canon 5DS-R and it works great, adds all the GPS data onto each image (though some locations are way off so need to change them), but I also used the GP-E2 for tracking my ...
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DNG converter doesn't convert, Photoshop CS2 doesn't open DNG

I am working on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with Photoshop CS2. I want to open RAW files from a Sony-RX100. The Adobe help page says I need the DNG converter 7.2 to convert RX100 RAW files into DNG. To ...
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How can I load images from second internal HD in Darktable on a Mac?

Since Aperture has stopped development, I have sought an open source alternative for my workflow. I am interested in Dark Table, but I can't navigate to my second internal HD. The file picker doesn't ...
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Geotagging a series of photos from a kmz file

I am looking for a fast and easy way of processing a kmz file (containing many kml's in one folder) to cross-reference the timestamp with that of a series and photos and fill in the missing geotag ...
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Is it possible to export metadata, including facial tags, from Windows Live Photo Gallery to iPhoto?

I am moving my photos from my PC to my Mac. My photos are tagged using Windows Photo Gallery. I have tags for the photos and also some tags for people in the photos using 'People Tags'. Is there any ...
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RAF (Fujifilm RAW) preview on a Mac

Is there a way to see the preview of the RAW files from my Fuji X10 (extension .RAF) while I use Finder on my MacBook? Photoshop CS6 correctly opens these files but I must open them one by one...
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How do I get Spyder3Express to work on a Mac OS X dual screen setup?

I've heard that Spyder3Express applies one calibrated colour profiles on multiple screens, hence they try to get you to upgrade to the Pro version and twice the price for that pleasure. Can owners ...
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Can Lightroom CC be sandboxed (Mac)?

I really hate what Adobe does to my computer, putting files in many places, and I would really like to have a sandbox version of Lightroom, like the one that sold in the App store before Lightroom 5 ...
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Adobe Lightroom Slow after Installing Develop Presets

After installing all VSCO Film Presets on 2 different Macs on Mac OS Mavericks(using Lr 5.4), I've noticed constant hangs and some slowdowns when using it. Prior to installation, software was pretty ...
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How can I capture images from two cameras simultaneously, directly to my Mac?

I am looking to use this feature for two purposes: scanning books (one camera pointed at each of a pair of pages), and for stereo 3D photography. I would like to be able to preview and capture photos ...
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Is there any software available on Mac OS X that can remotely control my Canon G10?

I'd like software to remotely (via USB tether) control my G10 from my MacBook running OS X 10.6. This software seems to do exactly what I want, but for Windows: http://www.breezesys.com/PSRemote/...
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Stacking photos for moon movement [duplicate]

I took many pictures of the lunar eclipse from last week with a stationary camera and now I want to merge them so I get something like http://wordlesstech.com/2011/06/26/eclipse-over-the-acropolis/. ...
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Picture appears dark after editing in Mac

I have been using a Macbook Pro [2011 model] lately for Photo editing [mainly wildlife/nature]. I found the photos which looked good after editing[Photoshop CS5] in Mac were dark when viewed in other ...
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Why does Spyder4Pro calibration of Seiki Monitor look odd?

I just added an external 4k Seiki SE39UY04 3840x2160 monitor to an early 2013 Mac Book Retina Pro laptop and got the DataColor Spyder4Pro calibration tool. After running a full calibration, I see ...
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How to get fast access to RAW data from 3 different Macs? [closed]

I run a photography studio with 3 Mac Computers and 3 users all having to access RAW photos at the same time. Currently, all RAWs are on one Mac Pro and shared over a gigabit network. The problem is ...
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Transferring pics from my Fujifilm XF1 to mac and iPad

I've just bought a Fujifilm XF1, and I need to buy a SD card for it. I'm currently transferring the images from camera internal memory to my mac, via USB cable. 1. Can I do the same even when my ...
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Best way to move photos to another drive (Lightroom)?

My wife uses Lightroom for her Photography business. Her main drive is filling up and I installed another drive into our Mac Pro to be used as an archive. She has groups of files (Weddings, since ...
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What software lets me quickly browse and zoom images on a Mac?

I am looking for an image viewer for mac with the following characteristics: Lightweight - loads fast Full screen mode Magnifier Can load a directory for browsing Any suggestions? (iPhoto 11 has ...
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Is there an quicker method (script/plugin) to export sidecar JPEG from Lightroom?

When I import RAW+JPEG in Lightroom I uncheck the option "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" because I don't like the clutter this causes. Sometimes I do want to have a sidecar ...
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Why is my SDHC card not recognized in the camera or PC after being used with a Raspberry Pi?

I have a Sony Class 4 SDHC Card SF-16C4 that I had been using in a Raspberry Pi and re-formatted as MS-DOS (FAT) and exFAT with disk utility on my Mac and tried it with a Cannon Powershot A560 and a ...
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A good library-less photo manager for Mac?

I am looking for a photo manager that would be clean and simple and most importantly, would allow me to simply browse directories on my drive and view photos there directly without the concept of "...
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How do I speed up Apple Aperture?

For my photo post processing software, currently Aperture is my program of choice. However it is extremely slow with my computer. I consider myself having a decent piece of hardware. I'm using the ...
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Consolidate photos and eliminate duplicates? [duplicate]

I have a client who is having a lot of trouble managing his photos. He has multiple copies in multiple Aperture and iPhoto libraries, imports from old PCs, etc. What I'm looking for is a piece of ...
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How can I get Canon 6D's RAW format to work in OS X Lion?

I recently got a Canon 6D, and though it says that OS X Lion has native support for its RAW format, iPhoto reports that the file format is unknown. It works fine using Adobe Lightroom, but it would be ...
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How do I process photos on a Mac so they look right on Windows computers?

Apple computers use another color profile different than the one used by Windows. Therefore, images are displayed differently in a Mac computer than in a Windows machine. Processing a picture in ...
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Most effective lossless compression for sending RAW (CR2) images over the internet from OS X

I am looking for a compression software to work on folders full of RAW (CR2) files with the following characteristics: Lossless Excellent compression ratio (>70% would be nice) Reasonable ...
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Best opensource/ free stacking software for mac for astrophotography

I am using snow leopard and mainly want it to automate the stacking as much as possible. I have seen that PixInSight looks pretty awesome, but that's not free, in-fact far from it, so I want something ...
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Photo Management software which stores Profile / Bio Info

Looking for photo management software to do the following: Image or multi images with the capability of adding bio/info for each profile. For example lets say we have a model, and would like to have ...
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What photo editor for Mac offers image filters with live previews, HDR composition and photo stitching?

I am looking for a photo editor that offers to... ...choose filters by comparing live previews, not via contextual menus ...create panoramas by photo stitching ...create HDR images I would be nice ...
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Suggestions for shared cross-platform photo management?

I have a Mac, my wife has a Win7 machine. Currently I take all of our photos and put them into iPhoto. There's about 35K images in there now. The problem is that they are all accessible only from my ...
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What is the color reproduction accuracy on mid-2012 non-Retina Macbook Pro-s and how applicable it is for photo editing?

What is the color reproduction accuracy (sRGB color space coverage) for Apple Macbook Pro non-Retina models from mid-2012 and how applicable it is for photo editing? I read that MBP Retina display ...
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Scan using Image Capture at more than 8-bits bit depth

I have an HP Deskjet 3054. I'm scanning using Apple's Image Capture app, and am trying to set the bit-depth to something higher than the default as all of my images come into Photoshop as 8-bit. I'd ...
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Rename a group of photos

I want to remane a group of photo of my holidays. For example, I have: DSC_0001.JPG DSC_0002.JPG ... And I want to obtain: Malta-(date)-01.jpg Malta-(date)-02.jpg ... Where Malta is the name I ...
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Family Mac workflow to enable family editing/viewing of images/movies

What is the best software/hardware solution for editing/storage/viewing of a family's digital images/movies on multiple Macs? The family wants to collaborate on editing using Aperture and iMovie. We ...
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How can I use Canon Photo Print Pro with 64-bit Photoshop CS5?

I have a Canon Pixma Pro 9000, I use the photoshop plugin "Canon Easy Photo Print Pro" on a Mac with Snow Leopard with Photoshop CS4. I have now changed to a New Mac running Lion and upgraded to ...
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Recommendations for Photo Editing/Organization Software?

I have a MacBook Pro, while my wife has a PC. We have a NAS device on our network where we store all of our pictures. This gives us the ability to both view our photos from one simple location, ...
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Does Adobe DNG Converter remove EXIF information?

I shoot all my pictures in the DNG format (supported natively by the Pentax cameras), but they come uncompressed. I am now going through the process of compressing my entire library using the Adobe ...
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Photo sorting software / method / workflow [closed]

Finally went with a DSLR, Nikon D5100 after deliberating for a few years. (Not that I was in a hurry – I don't particularly need a DLSR but really like to take photographs, so time wasn't an issue.) ...