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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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Photo and data sorting software

I would like to be able to have thumbnail images of my photographs with information next to them (Location, Photo ID #, Date Photo Taken, etc.) that I can sort according to the column headers (like in ...
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How can I import multiple cards into Lightroom simultaneously?

Photographers with more than one camera body, or who use several cards in a session, would benefit greatly from being able to import from more than one card into Lightroom without having to start ...
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Manipulating images at different spatial scales

Is there software which will allow manipulating an image at different spatial scales? For example, change the contrast or brightness of features smaller than 50 px but larger than 10 px. I have ...
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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 lanscape to increase the resolution of the final image. More details on the method here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super-resolution What software ...
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Resizing/pixel-binning workflow?

I'm thinking of going from DX to FX (crop to full frame) this summer. I'm a Nikon user so the options are D800, a used D700 or the unreleased D600 which is rumored to be 24MP. If I don't go with the ...
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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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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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How to remove flaws from multiple images?

I have just returned from a trek that I cannot repeat. In archiving the photos I took on this trek, I realised that for one series of photographs I had something on the lens (probably yak shit). This ...
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Is there free software which can correct smudges etc caused by dust inside the camera?

My cheap point-and-shoot digital camera (BenQ DC C1035) has served me well for a year and a half but recently seems to have let some dust inside which results in smudges or blobs on every shot. Since ...
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Advantage of using External Watermarking Tools rather than Photoshop [closed]

There are many software products offering to watermark your images in batch without individually selecting the images. Is it common to use this kind of software or would photographers do it in ...
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What program can I use to combine approximately 1000 .jpg images into a slideshow video (.mov, .mpg, .avi, or similar)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Timelapse software for Linux What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse? I have a series of photographs that I would like to combine into ...
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How to check what White Balance setting was used (on a Mac)?

I've been experimenting with different white balance settings, and I can see what was used while browsing photos on my Nikon preview screen. But when I copy the photos to my laptop where I can ...
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Learning about photography algorithms [closed]

I'm very interested in learning about algorithms in photography (in particular processing photos). In addition to algorithms, I'm interested in learning about photo formats (probably RAW and jpeg the ...
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Why would some of my Lightroom3 noise reduction sliders be disabled?

I use Lightroom 3.6 and I just imported some old RAW files into it. I can use the basic noise reduction tools but the Details and Contrast tools are disabled. How can I get them enabled? The same ...
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How do I determine the best setting for the Lightroom Standard Preview Size?

I searched on the web and on this Q&A site and couldn't find an answer to this question: what size should the "standard preview size" option on Lighroom have? Does it depend on the size of your ...
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What should I do when the Lightroom 3 spot removal brush gets stuck?

Has anyone come across the healing/spot clone brush 'sticking' in Lightroom 3 getting stuck? It happens fairly frequently for me and I've never found a way to solve it, occasionally if I close it and ...
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What should I do to obtain the best resolution for publishing with Blurb Photo books?

I'm looking for tips on how to obtain the best resolution when editing photos within Lightroom for export to publish photo books with Blurb. The photos are original raw from a Nikon D80.
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Image Quality of Shooting at 3MP then resizing to 1MP vs Shooting at 1MP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it give higher quality to shoot in low-res mode in-camera, or to downsize high-res photos later? I want my final image to be stored at 1MP and I want it to be in ...
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Software to keep track of pictures taken

For two different, but similar purposes I need some software to assist me. In the first case I need to take pictures of a lot of swimmers (could be anything - in this case it's portraits). I have a ...
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What is the best free software to edit NEF photos? [duplicate]

I'm new to photography and just starting to take photo in RAW format. I haven't found a difference in quality of color adjustment editing between ViewNX (free software coming with my Nikon d5100) and ...
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How can I do split-toning black & white in SilverEfex Pro?

Using Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2 and Lighroom 4 How do I tone different areas of photo in beige, dark, lighter shades of grey and black and mustard shades.
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How to transfer Olympus Master albums to a new PC?

I am migrating everything to a new Windows 7 laptop, including about 5Gb of photos. All of the photos belong to albums on the old laptop. I transferred the photos to folders with the same names on the ...
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What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?

Whenever I share my photographs, I also share lots of information that I do not want to pass on: specific camera model that the photo was taken with exposure time focal ratio ... How can I remove ...
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What software can I use for post-processing? [closed]

I have access to the below software and I use all of them at various times. I do not have a specific workflow and would like to start following one. Aperture LightRoom Photoshop CS5 The general ...
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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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How can I export reduced resolution RAW files from Lightroom?

I read that in Lightroom 4 is possible to export reduced resolution raw files. Does anybody know how to do it?
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How can I view Nikon RAW files as I transfer them to my Windows computer?

When I download my raw (Nikon NEF) files from my camera I just connect a USB cord that came with my camera and download the files off of the card. My question is, is it possible to view the files I am ...
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Why doesn't editing photos from Lightroom in Photoshop post-Lighroom adjustments work right?

Mac, Lightroom 4.0, Photoshop CS5.1 So I import a photo from my camera using Lighroom (CR2 from EOS 5D Mk II) Do some Lightroom adjustments to edit the image (Done here to display the obvious ...
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Mass reverse geocoding in Lightroom or an external tool

I have nearly 3000 images in my Lightroom library that have GPS data but no textual location info. How can I mass reverse geocode all these pictures?
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How can I get white balance support for Canon EOS 1100D in UFRaw?

I have a Canon EOS 1100D and I'd like to edit my raw pictures using Gimp. I've installed Ufraw but it says that there are is no white balance presets for my camera model. How can I make it work and ...
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What's a good batch-mode EXIF data editor?

I'm currently scanning a lot of old slides. The scanner I use has this annoying habit of adding "My beautiul picture" in a description field in the EXIF format. I'd like to use an EXIF editor to get ...
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What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse?

Do you know any good software for Windows platform that can be used to create a time-lapse video from a bunch of photos? I'm interested in free alternatives, but the paid ones are also OK.
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What is the difference between the different ways to export JPEG files from Photoshop?

Photoshop allows you to save the processed image as JPEG in two ways. Save As and Save for web. I have observed that Save for web gives more options like converting to sRGB etc. I have also observed ...
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How do I avoid white color in the sky near my subject with HDR photos?

I have created a HDR image from a single raw file. The way I have created it was Open the RAW file in Photoshop camera raw. Do some adjustments like enhancing the color, cropping etc. Exporting the ...
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What is the standard name of the effect used in this image?

I need to make something similar to the poster on this site. Does anyone have any references on how can I go about achieving something of this kind in Adobe Photoshop or GIMP?
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How do hierarchical keywords in Lightroom actually work?

I thought I understood how this worked, but I've just proven myself wrong. Imagine the following keyword hierarchy fragment: - Locations - Europe - scotland - inner hebrides - ...
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Why are some of my pictures missing from the normally all-inclusive Photos folder in my Apple Aperture library?

In Apple Aperture, there are a few unchangeable locations in your library: Projects Photos Faces Places Etc. And their purpose is pre-defined by the app, so "Photos" should always show all the ...
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Is DxO Optics better than Lightroom, or vice versa? [closed]

My guess is that they have some features in common, they have some differences too, but actually they are almost the same quality level. Are there reason to say one is better than the other or is ...
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What post processing software has a good collection of presets included?

Using any program (not just Photoshop or Lightroom, they are fine, but maybe others have the right solution for me) is it possible to have nice presets out of the box? For example instagram has some ...
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Is there software for detecting noisy areas in a photograph?

I have been told that this photograph contains noise and is muddy. It is difficult for me to identify noise in a photograph until it is in extremes. Are there any softwares available which detect the ...
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What smartphone model release app do pros use?

I am looking for an app that will help me with model releases. I have come across Easy Release which looks like a great product yet what are the pros using when it comes to shooting the photo and ...
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In Lightroom, how do I see which presets have been applied to an image?

In Adobe Lightroom, multiple presets can be applied to an image. Is there a way to see which presets have been applied to an image?
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Is there anything to watch out for when upgrading Lightroom 3 to 4?

If I decided to take the plunge and upgrade from LR3 to LR4, does LR4 manage the migration of my catalogs for me automatically, when opening it for first time? Are there any things that break or that ...
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Software to display statistics based on EXIF data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What software can show my most frequently used focal length? I'm interested in learning what the photo settings i use the most often (eg. what focal length, what ISO ...
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Why doesn't my Lightroom smart photoset have any pictures in it?

I've created a "Smart Photoset" in Lightroom to publish photos to Flickr, configured to match all of the following rules: Collection contains "Nepal" Pick Flag is flagged I assumed, possibly ...
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Timelapse software for Linux

I was looking for software to create timelapse from a collection of pictures, that is compatible with Ubuntu. It would good if it could make HD videos and also has an option to add a background score. ...
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How does Photoshop CS6's deblur feature work?

This video shows a sneak peek of a new Photoshop feature for Creative Suite 6, called 'deblur', which is able to take a blurry image and make it sharper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxjiQoTp864 ...
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Lightroom vs Photoshop vs etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get Lightroom Presets? I am looking at buying Lightroom mostly for organizing my stock. I current have photoshop and an open software called paint.net for ...
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What Software Exists to Perform Exposure-Fusion?

Now that Exposure-Fusion is gaining interest, we should have list of current Exposure-Fusion software and plugins. What software options exist to perform Exposure-Fusion? For applications, please ...
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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, ...