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Software is inherently required for digital photography, and opens up options for post-processing film as well. Questions related to the tools used for digital image editing, processing, organization, distribution, and presentation should have this tag.

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Organizing photos for archival purposes, what format for metadata?

For long term archiving, what metadata format(s) are most likely to be readable in 10, 20, or 30 years? Currently I archive photos by directory in a tree structure starting with year at the top level. ...
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A tool to resize photos based on 'quality' (bluriness, graininess, etc) of original image

As part of my organisation workflow I like to size down images where the quality of the photo is not making the most of the resolution (due to camera shake, low light graininess, or whatever). Is ...
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Can it be detected that a photo has been altered using MacBookPro “Preview”?

I have some photos from Canon camera. I opened them in "Preview" in MacBookPro, changed some of the contrast and colors, and saved as. I am sending these altered photos to people, but wondered, is it ...
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Extract reflections from photo in Photoshop for use later?

I'm wondering if there's a Photoshop technique available to extract the 'reflective layer' (or an approximation of it) from photos of laptops/smartphones etc, so a screenshot of a website/app etc ...
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Printer color calibration software for “manual” calibration

I don't think that I need professional calibration for my printer (its for private use, and an MX925 only anyways) but I thought that since I have a color checker passport, there might be some way to ...
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How to remove write protection from MicroSD

I have a Polaroid XS100i, I've only used it once and taken junk photos\movies to test it. Now I'd like to delete those files but the MicroSD is write protected. I have tried connecting via USB to ...
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How can I make a reasonably small iMovie slideshow from my photographs?

For all weddings I shoot, I offer a slideshow as part of my packages. It's a easy thing to do with iMovie and the results are quite nice. Now I'd like to upload some of these slideshows to my Vimeo ...
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How limited is Nikon's free Capture NX-D?

Recently Nikon released the free Windows RAW-Editor Capture NX-D. Since that time I use it and it seems pretty good to me. How good is this tool compared to the other famous tools? I'm not a ...
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Linux software for stacking and RAW processing

I'm starting with astrophotography and my DSLR produces CR2 raw images. I use Linux and want to stack series of shots and do RAW processing (curves, RGB balance, etc.) I googled and found software ...
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Which is the best photo editing app for Symbian OS? [closed]

I have a Nokia 808 Pureview with 41 mega pixel sensor. It uses Symbian OS. I am looking for an app similar to Photoshop App on Lumia 720 for the Nokia 808 Pureview. The features that I'm looking for: ...
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Why is there a vertical line on the right of some pictures rotated with exiftran?

I use the exiftran -a -i mypic.jpg command line tool in a script and on some pictures I get a wrong vertical offset, which can be detected as a vertical line on the right of rotated pictures like this ...
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How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty?

Does anyone know whether there's an upper limit to the number of keywords possible in Lightroom without experiencing a lack in performance?
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Will using snapseed make the quality of my photos worse?

I often like using simple editing software on my iPad, however if I were to shoot in RAW and then export a photo as a png/jpeg and then saving it on snapseed, would using the program make the ...
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Recolour Black And White Photos

I have some black and white photos from my wedding and I want to add some colour to them. There is this paper from 2005 that allows you to recolour image by just painting stripes. ...
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Which photo montage/collage software can do this transition effect?

Was trying to create a photo montage and saw a nice transition effect in Wedding montage by Alex Tan at time 0:39 - 0:40 I not sure what this effect was called: 1. a sudden exposure increase 2. ...
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Can I easily use an old version of Photoshop Elements and Organizer with the newer version of the Editor?

On my PC I have installed Photoshop Elements version 10 and 12. Since the Organizer in version 12 is really crap (at least according my opinion) I like to continue using Organizer version 10 and ...
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Automatically mask out of focus part of an image

For a research project it would be handy to get only the in focus part of an image. Does anyone know some software that can do this? I know that the next version (in a few weeks) of Photoshop CC will ...
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What is the best linux/BSD distro for photography? [closed]

Is there a distribution or flavor of *nix that stands above the rest in terms of available apps in the repository, smooth workflow, colour management, etc?
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Possible to open Capture One preview/proxy files in Photoshop?

One of our photographers lost his raw files from a photoshoot, but we still have the Capture One preview/proxy files (.CR2.cop) and I'm trying to find a way to extract image data from them to salvage ...
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How would you set up a long-exposure shot from the computer?

I just got a USB digital microscope and I would like to setup a long exposure experiment (~5 minute capture). Unfortunately, I have no clue what software I need to have to set up a long exposure shot. ...
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How is this product photo taken? Men's underwear - looks like a mannequin used but can see inside? [duplicate]

This has really stumped me, I really like the look of these product photos but can't figure out how they were taken. It looks like maybe they were put on a mannequin type thing but yet you can see ...
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How to get back from a print to an image file

I manage a growing collection of jpeg photos (27k so far) for my partner. Aside from the time it takes to accurately tag them all (I only have about 7k of them tagged :( ), everything is fine. The ...
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Free photo viewer for Windows that preloads next files in folder and allows rotating and deleting images?

I have large collection of photographs, I need to quickly iterate through it deleting unwanted ones and rotating some. So I want to find free photo viewer that can: Preload next image(s) so there ...
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Photo viewer for Windows that preloads next files in folder and allows rotating and deleting images?

I have large collection of photographs, I need to quickly iterate through it deleting unwanted ones and rotating some. So I want to find photo viewer that can: Preload next image(s) so there is no ...
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Can Lightroom facilitate the consolidation of 2 external drives to a third?

I have two large external drives with about 2.5 TB of data. About half the storage is images and videos that I want to put on a new NAS drive/device. I don’t want to carry over junk, duplicates and ...
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How to correctly import RAW 16bit in DigiKam

I am trying to edit raw 16bit images in DigiKam. The photos are .NEF taken with a Nikon D5300. No matter how much I fiddle with the Raw Import Tool my images look darker, redish and have low contrast ...
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Self-hosted gallery that will base on existing library structure

I have thousands of photos sorted in hierarchical structure of folders (like Family->John). This library is shared between various devices like DLNA (TV), cloud (android), network sharing (samba, ...
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The 'Pick' and 'Reject' implemetation in DAMs is flawed? [closed]

If one looks at many sites/tutorials/books etc. about how to work with Pick, Reject and 1-5 Rating System, will find a more or less common strategy: Select the 'good' ones with Pick Select the 'bad' ...
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Workflow tool for Race number OCR [duplicate]

My question is more or less the same as one asked two years ago here: What workflow or tools can be used for tagging of a large number of running race photos? but that's gone stale, as have many of ...
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What software to locate duplicate photos? [duplicate]

What is the best software to use to find duplicate photos in a folder filled with thousands of files?
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Memory card recovery software? [duplicate]

Is there any software recover files without format the memory card when any memory card is in raw format (showing dialog box format your drive) ?
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Why do Daminion photo previews off the local drive take a long time to appear?

I have Daminion local, not server here with a catalog of about 20,000 photos, mostly JPG. When I double-click on a thumbnail to see full-screen view, there's a significant delay now that I'd like to ...
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Can I buy a direct upgrade from Lightroom 3.5 to Lightroom 5?

Do you know if there is any way to upgrade my current Lightroom 3.5 to newest Lightroom 5?
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Is there any application for PC/Desktop like for mobile phones, that allows sorting by map/cities/time?

See the ios app trevi. It has a nice timeline view, maps view and places view. Does windows have any app that can do something like that? Picasa only has a timeline view, it doesn't place all photos ...
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Gather Date taken of photos and make a timeline plot

I wanted to see my trend of digital phototaking over the years. My hypothesis being that there is an upswing each time I acquire a new device (camera, phone ...etc.) and a boost with the advent of ...
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Can I make real tilt-shift 2D photos from 3D Photos?

I have a 3D camera, i can shoot 3D stills, is there a plug-in or some sort of post-production method to estimate the distance from the camera to every single object in the scene (maybe a pixel ...
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Can Sony's Image Data Converter do anything Lightroom can't do?

I use a Sony NEX-5R, with Lightroom 5, on a Mac. Bundled with the camera came two pieces of OEM software: Sony's Image Data Converter and Canon's Digital Photo Professional. I had a quick look at ...
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Is RAW conversion with Google+ as good as Google claims?

Google+ claims to implement the best RAW conversion, have you tried? Google+ says, it's attracted a number of RAW format enthusiasts -- thanks to the ability to store full-size photos -- and to ...
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Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database

In my search for a perfect photo management application (I know :) I've been doing a bit of comparison between the few applications that seem attractive to me feature / cost wise. One of the more ...
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Does “!!!” have a special meaning in a Lightroom keywords file?

We have some Lightroom keyword files which have keywords which begin with three exclamation marks ("!!!") - something like this: !!!colour list - IMPORT HERE !!!location list - IMPORT HERE ...
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Is there a tool to check the file integrity of a series of images?

Sometimes when you're downloading an image and the connection breaks mid stream, you are left with a half downloaded image. If you try to view it you get the upper part of the image and the bottom ...
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Why are my Lightroom 5 backups freezing?

When I am backing up my Lightroom Catalog it freezes on "Optimizing previews catalog." I even let it sit over night and no progress. When I press "Cancel" I have to Force Quit out of Lightroom to ...
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Software to stabilize timelapse images [duplicate]

and Happy new year! I have shooted ~300 photos of an object and i'm making timelapse from it. The distance between me and object is 5-7 meters. All these photos are made from different angles, but ...
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Are there digital cameras that allow user apps?

Are there digital cameras (mirrorless or DSLR) that allow the user to write their own applications for the camera? Is this even planned? I know that Sony offers proprietary applications for purchase ...
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Color correction by a reference image, or How to compare images and generate color lookup table?

I have two images A and B, of the same object. A has distorted color, but the color of B is better. I want to correct the color of A with the help of information contained in B. How do I do this? I ...
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How to sync camera settings across different bodies?

Is there a way to save the camera settings of one (say 5D Mark III) in a card or a program on computer and quickly sync those across several bodies through USB or SD card so that one doesn't have to ...
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What software can make collages which look like multiple Polaroids on a wall?

Does a specific software exists which could simplify the process of making collective images such as these? ... preferably with some options (like "pins", some visual effects on the "polaroids" ...
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Is RAW worth the effort if using simple editing tools (e.g. iPhoto)

I am an intermediate amateur (how do you measure these things anyway? Well, I can't say I'm an advanced, and don't think I am a beginner), and I feel that I should take the RAW leap. I avoided it ...
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How can I use a Canon EOS-1d with Windows 7, since Canon utilities aren't available?

I have a canon EOS-1D which came with utilities for windows 98. There are not utilities available for windows 7. Can my camera be reprogrammed to work with utilities available for windows 7 and if so ...
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What name would you give to this blending effect?

I need some explination or the name of this so I can do it myself. Maybe if you could provide also with what I could achieve this would be greatly appreciated: