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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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How does Lightroom compare to Photomatix for HDR images?

Which is a stronger software solution for producing high quality HDR images: Lightroom CC or Photomatix? In terms of image quality, customization, and workflow how do these wares perform for HDR ...
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How can I tell if a photo is B&W using a tool like GraphicsMagick?

I have some JPG files and want to automatically determine which are black & white. They are all encoded in RGB. How can I do this using commandline tools?
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What algorithm can I use to simulate bokeh?

I am attempting to write a script that loops through each pixel in a photograph and applies a bokeh to the image as a whole. I built a script based off this link, however that seems to be a hack. I ...
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Is it possible to view by date in Picasa?

I'm running Picasa on MacOS, and I can see all of my photos by person and by folder. But can I view them by date? Ideally I'd like to see 'virtual folders' by date YYYY/MM/DD like: 2015 01 25 ...
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Can digiKam find images without face tags?

I use digiKam (currently version 4.10.0) to manage my photos, and would like to add face tags to images. For images with no tags yet, no problem: I can tag the faces when I tag the images. For images ...
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Is it true that all current browsers and OSes are “color managed” now?

My understanding is that around 2010 everything except IE (which still had issues) was Color Managed and displayed web images containing embedded profiles correctly. Today (2015) all current ...
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Why do the thumbnails for grayscale images show up in color in Windows Explorer?

I have some images from a Nikon SLR that I have converted to grayscale, however the thumbnails in Windows Explorer are in color. Is the thumbnail information stored in the file header, or is the color ...
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How can I turn off Lightroom's backup notice?

I only use Lightroom for photo manipulation — I don't want or need the catalog feature. Nonetheless, Lightroom repeatedly pesters me with messages asking me to back the catalog up. How do I disable ...
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Is there any hope for Exif TimeZoneOffset as a standard?

The TimeZoneOffset Exif tag was proposed as an ISO photography standard several years ago but never made it into the EXIF standard or MWG guidelines. I can write data to this tag using exiftool and ...
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How does one use the Open With External Editor feature of Shotwell?

Shotwell 0.20.2 > Edit > Preferences > External Editors External photo editor: [GIMP Image Editor] Clicked on images so that they have blue borders. Photos > Open With External Editor but the Open ...
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What are the options for a good photo / RAW browser + editor for mac? [closed]

Disclaimer: I've seen several similar questions here, but they all ask for a free / open source solutions. I don't mind paying for the software that would make my experience more enjoyable. I'm an ...
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Is there any information on Fuji X Wifi protocol?

Some, if not all, Fuji X-series cameras seem to contain a Wifi (802.11) network function with ability to send/upload/download files and possibly do some tethered shooting or remote control. Mostly ...
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Windows Canon Raw Codec

Is there a codec to view thumbnails for Canon CR2 files in windows explorer. I have install the microsoft camera codec pack and looked on the Canon website here: ...
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Flickr uploader (sync) for Windows 8

I searched on the web and found the following software for Windows 8: Flickr Sync Flickr Uploadr Photo Sync But no one seems to do what the official uploader (sync) for Mac OSX does. What I need ...
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Photography: Set ISO higher or use software edit later? [duplicate]

I'm very curious these days about ISO in photography. I research internet but I didn't find answers to my questions. I want to find the differences between "ISO" and "EV" and "Brightness". I know ...
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How should i go about optimizing images? [duplicate]

Is there any good software that can let me optimize/resize images?
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Emulate Gimp's Grain Merge in Photoshop

This question is about emulating Gimp's Grain Merge Blending Mode in Photoshop. As can be seen, it adds the layer above and subtract 128 (DC Level). Why is it important? It creates the ability to use ...
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What free raw processing programs can use ColorChecker DCP profiles?

I know that Lightroom can use the ColorChecker Passport profiles. But can other free program (on windows) use the DCP profile directly? It seems that RawTherapee can use it but after decompiling the ...
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Lightroom: create smart collection for specific development setting value?

How can I create a collection of photos which Saturation setting is set to 0 ?
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Digikam RAW import: Preview

I'm using Digikam to organzie my photos and use the direct import from my Nikon camera. Using JPEG pictures, I can select some of them by the preview and import pictures selectively into different ...
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Which is the application used for this photo with glow around dark things? I saw many pictures like this on instagram, but nobody answers

[Which is the application used for this photo with glow around dark things? I saw many pictures like this on instagram, but nobody answers...]
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What can you do with Lightroom catalog files if Adobe stops support for Lightroom?

What can you do with Lightroom catalogs if Adobe shuts down support for Lightroom? Is there any other software compatible with Lightroom catalogs? I don't have Lightroom, this is one of the things ...
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Does the Sony A7 run Android, or if not, is there another way to write applications for it?

I'd like to buy a Sony a7R, probably when its successor arrives this year. I saw apps on the a7 in some video, and I would like to ask what apps are they? Is the Sony a7 running Android? Can you ...
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How do I reset Ufraw to default settings in Windows?

The first time I played around with Ufraw / Gimp on my Windows machine, I hit "save" in Ufraw. Now, it opens every new photo with the odd warm settings I was playing with. How do I reset Ufraw to ...
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Converting ARW pictures taken with a Sony A6000 to PNG or TIFF with ImageMagick

I took a few ARW pictures with a Sony A6000 (a.k.a. Sony ILCE-6000). I would like to convert them to PNG or TIFF with ImageMagick. I tried: convert DSC00288.ARW test.tiff and convert DSC00288.ARW ...
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Why do some photos show entirely black when exporting a 1080p slideshow from iPhoto?

I used to make slideshows with iPhoto and export as video. Today I'm trying to make another one but some photos appear totally black when exporting in 1080p... I tried to export at lower resolutions, ...
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How does software that extracts or views EXIF work? [closed]

I'm currently doing a research project on metadata extraction from various filetypes, and I'm not able to find any documents or research papers on image metadata extraction from photos. All I can find ...
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How can I create a collage of over 2000 photos?

I'm struggling with how to make a collage of photos, I've googled all potential terms I think but the only thing I could find was online collage makers. Problem is, I have 2300 photos and they need to ...
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Why do my vertical photos go back horizontal when transferred from camera to iPad? How to avoid that? [duplicate]

On my Canon camera, I have photos taken in portrait orientation. My camera shows the photos vertically. So far, so good. Then, I connect to my camera in wi-fi with the app CameraWindow on my iPad ...
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How can I extract just the value of a tag without the name using exiftool?

I am trying to save camera make to a var in my bash script. If I use: exiftool -make x.jpg This returns: MAKE : SAMSUNG I need it to return just the value, without the key and colon. What am I ...
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What do lens distortion data values a, b and c actually mean?

I've recently been looking at lens distortion correction solutions, and I just wonder what the values a, b and c actually mean. (I'm using Hugin/lensfun, I don't know if these are standard values or ...
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What is a good software for creating an archive of photos? [duplicate]

I've got about 9'000 family photos already (made with my own camera over the last 10 years), plus I'm about to start scanning grandma's archive of physical photos (several hundred more). So I'm ...
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Is there software on Macintosh for adding GPS data to RAW files?

I want to add GPS location to RAW photos (from my EOS7D) using location data from my iPhone 5. Aperture doesn't save the data I added unless I export the RAW files as JPEGs. I've searched the site ...
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Is there a Windows panorama stitching package that can stitch RAW files?

Is there any tool for stitching Panoramas from multiple CR2 files from my Canon EOS 1200D? I'd prefer any free or open source tools, but paid software should be fine too. I have tried multiple ...
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Software to manage imports under Linux in addition to Corel After Shot

I am an interested beginner in photography using Ubuntu 14.04. At the moment I am testing Corel After Shot Pro 2 because it seems to be quite full of features compared to its price. I make my photos ...
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I cannot download pics into Elements 9

After being able to download pics, it appears I have upset something that now gives me a window saying "The file is damaged or is a format that cannot be included in the organizer" What have I done ...
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What is the difference between Corel Paintshop Pro 7 & Aftershot Pro 2? [closed]

What is the difference in processing capabilities between Corel Paintshop Pro 7 and Aftershot Pro 2?
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Can the Photoshop drag-zoom tool be set to use the center of the current view?

In Photoshop, when your view is rotated, drag zoom (ctrl+space one) appears to be zooming around center of the image, not center of your current view, which results in undesired panning. This is not ...
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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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Is there a tool which will resize photos based on level of actual detail in the original?

As part of my organisation workflow I like to scale 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?