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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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Damaged RAW (NEF)-files: ideas?

I damaged some of my NEF-files by using a script using ExifTool on subdirectories: I copied the exif-information from the original JPG to created JPG, using "-tagsFromFile ...
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How to create two layers in “Gimp” and merge them back into one?

How do you create two layers in "Gimp" and merge them? For example, I would like to load an image, create two identical layers, edit each layer in different ways, then merge them into one final ...
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How to compare the before and after image in Darktable?

I'm using Darktable to edit photos. There is one option, which I'm still looking for, but it seems to be unavailable or hidden somewhere. How to (after making some changes) preview a source image in ...
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Why is Camera RAW changing my original raw file?

I opened a RAW image in Adobe Camera Raw, did some cropping and colour adjustments, and then opened it in Photoshop to work on it further. When i returned to Bridge, I realised that the original RAW ...
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Defish GoPro images consistently

I am looking into using a GoPro camera for sail curvature measurements. For this the distorted fish-eye image needs to be transformed into a rectilinear image consistently. I know solutions exist ...
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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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How can I find the matrix that GIMP used?

I used a perspective transformation on an image in GIMP, but not before I forgot to record the transformation matrix it used. (I need to apply the same transformation to a bunch of other images.) I ...
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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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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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Tablet Apps for Simple Processing of RAW files

What tablet Apps would you recommend for simple RAW processiong on a tablet? Currently using Samsung Tab 2, 7 inch tablet. My main concern is just open the RAW file and do some Cropping and upload ...
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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 do I geotag photos in Apple Aperture?

I have a series of photos I took and a GPS log of my whereabouts for the corresponding time. I would like to geotag the photos with the GPS tracks, matched by timestamp. Using Aperture 3, I can go to ...
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Which raw processors interpret distortion/CA correction from Micro Four Thirds cameras?

I've been thinking about Micro Four Thirds, which in many cases encodes distortion and chromatic aberration correction into the raw files. But, the raw processor I currently use (Bibble) ignores this ...
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Emulating film color profiles (for use in Aperture 3)

Is there a way or place to get the color profile curves from film types and recreate them in Aperture 3 so that I can get a characteristic look from something that was shot with kodachrome. I know ...
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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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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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What are the advantages of online photo editors like picnik.com?

Why do you use online photo editors like picnik.com instead of desktop software? Note: Google have recently announced that as of April 19, 2012, picnik will be discontinued.
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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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How do I move Apple Aperture-specific metadata to Adobe Lightroom?

When I drag a folder into Apple Aperture the name of the folder becomes the name of a project that those photos are put in. Specifically, the metadata item is "Project path". This information is ...
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Why do Canon 7D RAW files come up colorless in Canon DPP?

I have problem with DPP 3.12.40.0. When I import CR2 files (RAW Files) from my 7D to edit, DPP shows images very poorly (colorless). I searched on the net and can't find any explanation or solution. ...
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Is it possible to export labels/ratings from ViewNX2?

I have downloaded the same set of NEF images onto two different machines (using TransferNX). On one machine, I have gone through the images in ViewNX2 and rated/number labelled the images. Is it ...
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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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What simple slideshow software would show JPEG images in a folder with alpha blending transition?

Who can recommend me a simple slideshow software that simply shows JPG images in a folder and allows alpha-blending between the slides? I really don't need more than that. The standard Windows 7 ...
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Can I use the Huey Pro with correction disabled?

As far as I know the Pantone Huey Pro works like this: First it tries to get the most out of the monitor by manipulating the color lookup table of the graphics adapter ("correction") and then it ...
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Best airbrushing plugin?

What is the best airbrushing plugin besides Kodak Digital GEM Airbrush Pro and Portraiture? I the kodak plugin to cleanup skin and textures, but they're apparently not going to upgrade for ...
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Brand of DSLR with a well-designed software UI?

I'm researching DSLRs for an upcoming purchase, and my budget will be around $1k for a camera body and kit lens. One area where it's difficult to find information: How do I learn more about the OS's ...
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What are the main advantages of purchasing Photoshop over the free online version?

What are the main advantages of purchasing Photoshop (subscription or one off payment) over the free online version? I am aware that: Internet Access it required The "heal" tool is not fully ...
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How can I use my Canon EOS 20D with Vista x64?

It appears that Canon do not offer native 64-bit drivers for any of their range of digital cameras; Is there any way to work around this? EDIT Would I be better upgrading to Windows 7 x64, or no ...
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Can I straighten and crop without RAW image and without Photoshop?

I didn't take my pictures in RAW mode and have a tilted horizon. Don't have Photoshop, only whatever tools came with my Canon 450D, which seem to only work with RAW mode pictures. How do I do this? ...
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Is there a problem if I delete or copy photos from my SD card using Windows Explorer?

If I just insert the card in the PC and delete some photos inside DCIM folder, or add some, can this damage my card or camera? Should I use some special software for this?
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What limitations does Lightroom have for portraiture? Why might I need/want additional software?

I do have Lightroom 3. I do not have any Photoshop products. I do shoot in RAW. I do plan to shoot portraits professionally (studio & outdoors).
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Are there any free or better alternatives to Fisheye-Hemi?

I've been tempted to get a fisheye lens (The Nikon 10.5 DX specifically), and have seen the Fisheye-Hemi plugin for "normalizing" fisheye images. Does anyone have experience of using the plugin or ...
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What's the easiest way to access pure raw data (without demosaicing)?

What is the simplest way to access the data in a raw file before demosaicing and write it to a more widely supported file format (e.g. 16 bit TIFF)? I'm looking to obtain a single channel image where ...
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Will I receive the upgrade discount to Lightroom 4 from Lightroom 2

I currently have Lightroom 2. Will I have to buy the full version of Lightroom 4 when it comes out or can I upgrade?
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How to overlay date and time onto the corner of photos?

Is there any utility which will read a photo's date and time from its EXIF data and embed it into the corner of the photo?
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Is there an HDR Equivalent of AutoStitch?

Is there a software that you give it a bunch of images and you get out a tone-mapped HDR image out of it automatically? I mean without having to know about white-points and different tone-mapping, ...
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How does Bibble compare to Lightroom?

I am an avid Lightroom user, but I recently came across Bibble. I am very glad to find another entry in this market place, and I'm especially thrilled to find an offering that works on linux. (I'm ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered with a preview on the screen?

I had to shoot self-portraits today, and it didn't go well. I first tried shooting tethered, but it was so hard to get composition & focus right, that I just did it with a mirror. Which of course ...
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Does specialty film scanner software provide any real benefits over bundled applications?

I've recently just bought an Epson Perfection V330 to scan my B&W negatives (being charged $15 a roll by the lab is way too much) so that I can do some light post-processing in Lightroom or ...
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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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How to take photos with PC controlling?

I want to connect a camera to PC and take photos. What cameras have this option? Most cameras, when connected to PC, seem to disable capturing when showing card storage? Is there any software that ...
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Is there a desktop application for easy photo effects, like Camera+ for the iPhone?

I'm searching a desktop equivalent of the Camera+ iPhone app. The app Camera+ has predefined effects which can be added to images. Basically, all I want is a desktop application which is able to ...
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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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Best order of doing things when editing scanned photos in Photoshop?

What (in your opinion) is the optimum order of doing the following to a scanned image in PhotoShop? Cropping Manually adjust Levels (RGB and density) Manually adjust Curves Manually adjust ...
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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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How to Calibrate a Monitor Without Hardware

The question: What is the best way to calibrate my monitor without hardware add-ons (and preferably free)? Some More Info: From what I have read what seems like the best way to calibrate my ...
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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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How to manage model information?

I am hobby photographer shooting people. Most of my communication with models is done by email but I found impossible for me to effectively manage my models. I need to somehow keep track of: What ...
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Is Lightroom-style hierarchical tagging available in any other applications?

I read this article on tagging and am in love with the idea of tiered tags as an efficient way to apply multiple, related tags. Being a cheapskate and photography amateur at best am looking for the ...
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Canon EOS utility doesn't work on a low-resolution netbook — any alternatives?

I want my Canon 60D to display a live video feed in my netbook, so that I can use it as an external display to have a bigger video preview. Unfortunately, Canon EOS Utility doesn't want to install, ...