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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 to migrate from Picasa to Lightroom?

I've been a long time user of Picasa (the Windows desktop application, not Picasa Web Albums), and have roughly 40k photos. The photos are a mix of my own digital snapshots, and scans of my 35mm film ...
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Is there a photoshop plugin or any other piece of software that can do super resolution?

I want to combine multiple photographs of the same landscape to increase the resolution of the final image. More details on the method here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super-resolution What ...
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What is Adobe Camera Raw, and how do I start it after installing it?

What is Camera Raw? I installed it on my PC, but how to start using it? There is no app icon of Camera Raw I can find. How to open it?
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What are the key photography-related features from Photoshop that are missing in GIMP?

I am on a tight budget and chose to use GIMP for editing since it is free. What important photographic post-processing features am I missing from Photoshop?
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Are there third-party tools to edit Lightroom's catalog?

Context I'm annoyed at how slow Lightroom CC is, even with a catalog of about three thousand images or so. I've tried third party tools to just import and view/delete images from a day's shooting and ...
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List of Adobe Lightroom resources

I'd like to make a list of Adobe Lightroom resources. Blogs, sites, tutorials,... Anything worth taking a look at. Thanks.
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Getting a replica of the in-camera JPG using free RAW editors [duplicate]

This question has been asked before for Lightroom but my question is about free RAW editors such as LightZone, Dark Table or Rawtherapee. More detail follows. I've turned off all in-camera ...
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Why do my RAW (.nef) files have a reddish hue in Picasa 3?

I recently bought a Nikon D3300 with the 18-55mm VR II Kit Lens and decided to take a few test shots to see how it handles and get to know the position of the buttons. I watched a D3300 tutorial by ...
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Is there non-online software for creating professional photo books?

I'm interested in Windows and Mac software or a plugin (for Lightroom, Aperture, InDesign, whatever) for creating professional photo books that I can then export as JPEGs (or any other format that is ...
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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 solutions are available for a self-hosted portfolio website? [closed]

I am trying to find a simple yet solid solution for a self-hosted photo site. I have been through a bunch but have found them outdated code-wise (Gallery2), technology-wise (Flash based) or just plain ...
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Expand Canvas and Extend Edges of Image to Fill It

Hopefully this is the right place to ask this type of question. I am editing a digital photo (in gimp), and need to increase canvas size slightly. At one point, I was watching a tutorial where they ...
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Is there a way to control my Nikon camera from laptop?

Is there a program that I can purchase so that I can use my laptop to view and control settings on my D3200 for shooting?
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Looking for camera control software (for Nikon DSLR) to shoot time lapse

What software is available that will let me control a camera from a computer, so I can shoot a lime lapse sequence? The camera is a Nikon D60. I am looking for freely available software. I am aware ...
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What do you wish you knew about Lightroom keywords when you started?

Having been a very sporadic user of keywords, and not structuring them in any sort of manner, I am binning my current keywords and starting again. The areas I would like advice in are: Creating ...
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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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Are there any tools out there to automatically level an image?

I am wondering if there are any tools (standalone, Lightroom/Photoshop plugins, or other) that can take a photo, look for lines that are almost vertical or horizontal (eg horizons, telephone poles, ...
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Is there a Lightroom feature for ranking images collaboratively?

Say a photographer takes a bunch of photos and needs his teammates, who are geographically separated, to rank them so that the best of the best photos can be selected for post production. If it were ...
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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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Recommendations to tether a Nikon DSLR to a Windows PC?

When I shoot portraits indoors, I'd like the option to tether my Nikon D90 to a Windows computer with the USB cable, both to view the results and help adjust the lighting, but also to be making an ...
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How can I load, edit, and overwrite jpg files with Darktable?

This is a follow up to a question asked on askubuntu: http://askubuntu.com/questions/708759/color-adjustment-for-100-jpg-files-fast-workflow-for-savenext I want to do manual color adjustment for 100 ...
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multiple image batch processing, add ruler/watermark border with dimensions? [closed]

Is there a software that can batch multiple images and add simple border ruler/watermark with image dimensions in cm and inches? Need to do this for 1000+ images. Regards and thanks for answers if ...
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Software that guesses which algorithm saved a given JPEG

Some time ago, I found a piece of software that would provide a good guess on the software/algorithm used to save a JPEG. If I recall correctly, it would analyze something like the compression ...
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How do I tile pictures in a grid?

This is a very basic question I know. But how do I tile pictures in a grid? Like, I have 6 pictures all with the exact same dimensions, and I want to tile them in a 2 row, 3 column grid. I have been ...
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What standalone software has bleach bypass effect?

I'd like to experiment with bleach bypass, and would like to know what standalone desktop (Windows) software will do it. I would rather buy outright than subscribe to adobe CC. I read elsewhere I ...
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In Lightroom, can I make sidebars horizontal (for use on a monitor in portrait orientation)?

I am using my monitor and Lightroom in portrait mode, but the sidebars in the develop module (with histogram, loupe and editing options) squeeze pictures to be unnecessarily small. Is it possible to ...
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How to look at midtones, shadows and highlights separately?

Is there some hotkey or other quick method in popular editors for showing, separately, which pixels are highlights, which are shadows, which are midtones? I know only of a function to select midtones ...
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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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Problem with DPP from RAW to TIFF (16 bits)

I'm currently using DPP to transform RAW files to TIFF (16 bits) files, and I have encountered some issues with some MATLAB routines I use to analyze the files. Tracing the problem, I noticed that the ...
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Is this article correct about gamma error in picture scaling in common software?

That is kind of a "please proof-read an articles conclusion"-question. Some time ago I found this page: Gamma error in picture scaling. I grasp the point, that the luminosity-curve is not linear and ...
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Do I use black and white film or color film?

When using film and then scanning the film to obtain a digital version, will I get better results from capturing photos with black and white film, or using color film and then using photo editing ...
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How to force xRite ColorChecker passport software detection orientation?

I'm using the xRite ColorChecker Passport for color correction in RAW photos. I like to have the passport by on the main plane of the item being photographed so that the lighting of the reference ...
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Is there a free utility which can adjust the white balance of Canon CR2 RAW files?

For Nikon I can use the free ViewNX / ViewNX 2 to adjust the white balance for NEF raw files. Is there an equivalent from Canon for CR2 files (also free)?
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How do I create a timelapse video from a collection of photographs in Linux?

I want to create a timelapse from a collection of pictures, under Ubuntu. I'd like to make HD videos, and ideally add a soundtrack.
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What are the alternatives to Photoshop? Is Gimp a good option?

It seems that Photoshop is the dominant software in that space, however I am a hobbyist photographer and Photoshop is not cheap. Is there anything else that compares and that does not have such a high ...
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How can different RAW converter programs give different results?

I've read in several places (photo mags, websites, etc.) that there are many different RAW converters around, not big name programs like PhotoShop, Lightroom, Picasa, PaintShopPro. What differences ...
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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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Make virtual tour from photos [duplicate]

I have been presented with an option to make a virtual tour for my school. Kind of like a Google's Street View but for a school building. It should be made so that everyone on the school's webpage can ...
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Is there any library other than gphoto2 to use remote capture in Canon G10?

I am using gphoto2 library to remote capture on my Canon G10.It does not take photos at the required frame rate.Currently i have not been able to achieve fastest the camera can achieve which is 1....
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Simple app for viewing JPG and then deleting JPG+RAW files simultaneously?

Does anyone know of a simple photo viewer that will let you quickly flip through a bunch of photos, and delete the ones you don't want, that will also (optionally) delete an associated RAW and/or ...
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Should I use a single denoising method with aggressive settings, or combine different methods?

I shot some pictures at night, at ISO 3200, and they are of course extremely noisy. But I want to keep them, and make them as decently looking as I can. I use Darktable as a workflow software, and ...
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How do popular free RAW editor/converter compare to each other on Windows?

I'm looking for a free RAW editor/converter on Windows. Can you tell me some strong/weak points of them comparing with Capture NX and/or Adobe Photoshop Elements? RawTherapee PhotoFiltre Able RAWer ...
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request how to use Image-J for restoration [duplicate]

I'm new to be here. Recently, I faced to a trouble to use FFT RGB. But somebody told me it's already been updated and it is included in Image J. Then, I already installed it. Here is my trouble. I ...
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What techniques or tools can be used to show that a UFO or cryptid has been manually added to an image on a web page? [duplicate]

People sometimes post images showing alleged UFOs, cryptids, or other unusual content. Are there techniques or tools can be used to conclusively show that the UFO/cryptid/etc has been manually added ...
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How to convert huge number of pictures to a short, 30 fps video? (combine frames)

I'm trying to make a timelapse video. I do have all the shots (6500) and would like to make a short 30 FPS video (max 30 seconds). 6500 shots at 30 FPS makes a 200 seconds video more or less. If I ...
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Canon Software: Live Internet Connection for WiFi-based Transfer?

Canon Utilities Image Transfer Utility Version 1.2.1.8 allows me to transfer photos to my computer successfully via wifi. But if the computer does not have an Internet connection, it fails to connect ...
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Cloud editing, hosting and sharing solution [closed]

Just found out about this stackexchange one. Nice :) I'm under Linux. I do have an issue with editing and hosting pictures. I am aware several questions were asked regarding how to edit/process/...
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How can I force Lightroom to export metadata for all photos?

I created a temporary catalog for several shoots, but forgot to enable the (IMHO most important and should be enabled by default *shakefist*) check-box in Catalog Settings: Automatically Write Changes ...
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What is the best photographic editing tool for iPad?

I'm looking for the best photographic editing tool for Apple's iPad. There are many programs on the App Store, but I cannot test them without buying them. So what is your experience in the subject?
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How to copy all editing steps (not just settings) In Lightroom?

Is there a way to copy the editing steps from one image and paste them to another image in Lightroom, rather than simply copy/pasting the settings? I use a number of presets in Lightroom. When ...