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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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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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Photobooth-style direct-to-printer software?

I'm looking for a simple-to-use photobooth type system, where the user presses GO (or some such button), a photograph is taken, then immediately printed. Something like Apple's Photobooth, but that ...
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Can I export View NX2 Custom Settings?

Is there a way to export the Custom Settings for Adjustments Palette that I used in the editor view of NX2?
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What program could I use to create a map-based slideshow?

For travel photography I am a fan of slideshows where you actually see where the picture was taken on a map and zoom to the next location. I just found out that almighty Apple already did this in ...
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What exactly does Tone Curve do in Lightroom?

In simple terms, what does Tone Curve in LR actually do?. I can see the results of changing Tone Curve by playing around with it, but I don't really understand scientifically what it actually does. I ...
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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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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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What Windows software can I use to make a large photo collage?

I want to print a collage for my first photo-a-day project. I have 365 photos to place together, so it's going to need to be at least A1 size (594mm x 841mm). Neither Photoshop CS3 nor Illustrator ...
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How can we apply one set of control points for stitching together a panorama to a set of different images with the same camera arrangement?

We are two high school students working on sending a high altitude balloon to 35 km altitude in order to capture panoramic video of Earth. We are exploring the option of using Hugin to stitch our ...
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What are the options for showing clients their proofs online?

I'm looking for a solution to show clients their photo proofs online. I would like something that can integrate with my website, meaning basically I just want to host it on my site so I can use the ...
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Searching for simple, user friendly software for browsing photos on touch screen monitor

At events I take photos and display them on a multi-touch screen, for people to view and browse. Lightroom is good but I'm looking for a simpler software which allows people to easily scroll through ...
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Are there any mac photo app that feature fun effects generation for kids?

I know this is not a normal question for this forum, but maybe someone can help. I'm going to do a small event at my daughter's kindergarden. And my idea was to do some photography stuff. I have a ...
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What software could I use for aligning time lapse stills to remove camera shake?

I've been playing around with some time lapse sequences shot from the roof of our building in New York. It's terribly windy and the resulting sequence exhibits some slight camera shake. I'm seeking ...
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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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Using a single license, how many computers can you install Lightroom 3 on?

I'm liking the extra editing abilities that Lightroom brings (over picasa), but I'm wondering if I shell out $300 can I use it on as many computers as I like? I know windows generally only allows you ...
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Tool for organising my photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What software is focused on reviewing and organizing images? Each year I do a long trip in my holidays and take loads of pictures. And each year I have the same problem ...
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What operating systems run on today's DSLRs?

I was just wondering if anyone could provide names and a bit of background on the Operating Systems the current day DSLRs (namely, Nikon, Canon) use.
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How do I make a panorama from multiple rows and columns?

I want to stitch multiple images — let's say nine images — but not to form a panorama, but to form a big square of 9×9 matrix into a single big image. I want to show both the tall and wide angle ...
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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 tool produces better quality jpeg: Lightroom or Imagemagick?

I'm using Lightroom for photo workflow. At the end of it, I would like to have the best JPEG I can get, basically two options to choose from: - export from Lightroom to JPEG, using the 100% Lightroom ...
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Do I lose anything converting to DNG?

I'd like to convert all my ARW (Sony) files to DNG for several reasons, but the only thing keeping me back from doing it is the fear of losing useful metadata during the conversion. I know that the ...
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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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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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How should one best manage large collections of photographs?

With gigabytes of pictures accumulating over time, I'm wondering what systems (software, strategies, etc.) people are using to keep track of their collections? Let's say you remember a picture and you ...
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Are there software (preferable freeware) that can judge the quality of a photo (jpeg / raw format)?

I was wondering if there are any freeware that is able to judge the quality of a photo (can be a jpeg or raw format) and give a score to it? I kind of sick of comparing photo taken by different ...
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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:
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What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers?

What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers (a desktop and a laptop)? I'd like to be able to edit photos on either machine, and preferably not copy the whole ...
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What software can I use for 3D lighting simulation?

I've got a shot in mind that's going to require precise lighting (sources & angles). I'd like to do a lighting simulation. I want place objects & light sources in some sort of 3D virtual ...
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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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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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In photoshop 7, how do I change the font layer background color without rasterizing the layer? [closed]

In photoshop 7, how do I change the font layer background color without rasterizing the layer?
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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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In Aperture, how can I export the preview of an image or locate the preview file?

I left my referenced masters elsewhere and would like to export the preview itself for sharing online. How can I grab a copy of it? I suppose taking screenshot is one possibility, but would rather ...
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How can I do something like Photoshop's warp tool with open source software? [closed]

Using Photoshop, I can edit an image by using tthe lasso tool and warp tool. I need a open source solution that will operate in similar way. I tried Gimp software, but there is no warp tool in that. ...
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How can I search in Lightroom for photos that aren't geotagged?

Is it possible to search for photos in a Lightroom-5 catalog that aren't geotagged?
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Is there reference code for implementing light field photography?

Many of us here at photo SE have read about light field photography and related cameras from Lytro and Raytrix. A few of the advantages it allows are post-capture software focus, scene perspective ...
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Free software for sorting images by color or similarity

Is anybody aware of free software that can sort your pictures by overall color (or color of a specific region of an image)? I've checked this question and looked into imgSeek, but the Mac version ...
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Recommend good cropping software [closed]

I have a task to scan some documents onto computer..I will be taking use of my digital camera and then crop it.Please suggest me is there any software to auto crop the document and then save it so ...
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What's a good iPhone application to view large images (5000px+)?

I want to view large images that I transfer to my iPhone from my computer. Obviously I cannot view them completely at a 1:1 ratio, but rather I want to be able to zoom in to the 1:1 ratio. The only ...
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What's good photo management software for dealing with a huge library?

My wife's computer has probably 100 GBs of photos--thousands upon thousands of photos. We've been using Windows Live Photo Gallery (Windows 7) and things have been pretty good. The features and ...
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Which free editing program has an preset 'Relief' adjustment?

Before my XP went walk-about (and the hard drive went with it) I was using a free editing program that allowed a "one-touch" (well, actually it was three clicks — but who's counting...) adjustment to ...
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What free/cheap software would help me wade through 3,000 photos?

I recently went on a 2 week holiday and I took about 3,000 photos (I'm a sucker for taking photos in bursts of 3 or so to catch motion) I'm looking for some software that will let me sift through ...
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What factors determine the size of focus step done with remote shooting?

When a DSLR camera is used for remote shooting, corresponding software usually provides very simple way to change focus position: small, medium and large steps forward or backward. This is how it ...
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Is there a way to automatically make the histogram of an image match another image?

Is histogram matching used in real-life photo editing ? Lets say, I have 2 images and I want the first to have histogram of second. And is there any software, that can do this?
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How can I change the pixel data in a DNG while keeping all the metadata?

I am looking for some free tools that will let me easily process the pixel data in a RAW file (DNG or NEF) while keeping the metadata untouched. Are there any such tools? Use case: I am ...
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Which is the best open source or freeware raw developer software and photography workflow application? [closed]

I know is a difficult question but some pro and cons of the main software available may help.
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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 ...
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Why isn't there a Red/Cyan slider in Color Temperature sliders in photo editing software?

This is in Adobe Camera RAW and in Lightroom, the color temperature sliders are Blue/Yellow and Green/Magenta, why isn't there one for Red/Cyan?
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Is there any Linux software that can import picasa.ini edits?

I accumulated years of edits over my photographs in Picasa. Picasa works as a non-destructive editor, so it doesn't change the original files but saves all modifications in its database and in ...