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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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Is there a software to automatically crop a scan of multiple images?

I want to digitize my old family albums using a scanner and there are lots of photos in them. Thus far, my method has been to scan 4 images at a time and then manually cropping them in a simple editor ...
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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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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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How to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

I have 1000 raw photos that I would like to convert all to jpg. Is there a way I can do this all at once or can I only do it one by one?
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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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I need some free panorama stitching software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools are good for creating panoramas/stitching multiple photos? I have iPad and a Mac. The software could be for either, but I really need it to be free or very ...
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How do I merge bracketed files together into an HDR image on a Mac?

I'm looking for software in order to put files from bracketing together under Lion and create HDR image.
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How can I select only all edited photos from a catalog for export from Lightroom 3?

In Lightroom 3, how do I select only edited photos from a catalog for export, without choosing individually? For example: I import 500 photos from a shoot and I go through and edit 286 photos. Now I ...
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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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Why should I use a Graduated ND filter as opposed to the digital equivalent(software)?

With options like Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4 allowing me to digitally apply a Graduated Neutral Density filter, why would I choose to use a piece of equipment that I have to buy and carry around? Related ...
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What software shows the most accurate version of a photograph for web viewing?

I have a photo (photo_A.jpg), taken on a post-sunset beach, for which I want to reduce some noise. I do so using the luminance noise reduction technique from Adobe Camera Raw, open the image in ...
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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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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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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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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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What software should I use for converting fisheye photos to normal rectilinear photos?

Can you recommand me a software for doing this job? I shoot using Sigma 8mm lens and I would like to be able to obtain a normal image out of that. The camera is canon 550D.
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What EXIF analyzer tools give statistics and pretty graphs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What tool can visualize metadata from many photos on a Mac? What are the best EXIF analyzer tools to give you statistics and pretty graphs with information such as: ...
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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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Is there third-party software for Canon tethered live-view shooting?

I can use Canon EOS Utility to shoot tethered so that the live-view preview is displayed on the computer screen. However, I would like to know if there is any third-party software (non-Canon) that ...
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How do pseudo or fake HDR programs like Photomatix work?

There are a few programs that can produce HDR-like results from only one input image. How do these work?
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Is it possible to change the point of view of an existing image by extrapolating the missing data automatically?

Is there any software to take an existing picture and to raise up the camera position a little bit for changing the perspectives and the software will recognize how to fill the missing parts?
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Why are low-resolution versions of my images shown in Adobe Bridge?

When I browse photos in Adobe Bridge, they are often not as sharp as they really are, as if Bridge loads a low-res version of the photo for speed. This makes it hard to pick photos that are good, as I ...
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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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Which noise reduction software has the best results? [duplicate]

Have you tried different software, compared the results and reached a conclusion? I only used Nikon's DFine and Lightroom's noise reduction tool and found the results very similar. Lightroom's has ...
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Is there a web script for clients to pick the photos they want to buy from me? [closed]

I'm currently developing a website for a multimedia business and they do event photography. I'm looking for a script/software that could help their clients to pick the photos they want to buy from a ...
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What are the most important EXIF data to display in photo-presentation software?

First of all, let me tell you one thing. I'm not a photographer and know nothing about photography. I'm a programmer making a software program for photographers, and I would like to know what are the ...
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Is Adobe Photoshop worth the money?

I am starting to invest a little more money into my photography business. I've gone from a hobbyist to being asked to take professional shots, so I have the lights and other equipment. I'm upgrading ...
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Is there an installer for the Windows version of the latest Resynthesizer plugin for Gimp?

From here : http://registry.gimp.org/node/25219 !!! The attached executables are Linux files. DO NOT download them for Windows. Also do NOT download the Python scripts for Windows (they won't ...
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How to prevent these automatic changes to images that are imported into Lightroom?

When I open images in Lightroom for the first time, during the loading process I see images that look "great", but after a while Lightroom applies some automatic processing to these images that ...
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Why does my Adobe Lightroom temporarily pixelate photos after every change?

I'm using Adobe Lightroom 3.0. I go to develop mode and everything is fine (the photo is sharp). After I do any change (saturation, fill light, sharpness... whatever) the photo automatically gets ...
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What photo management software to use on local network with NAS and both Mac and Windows clients? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for shared cross-platform photo management? I am looking for photo management software that will work in the following environment: Photos all stored in a ...
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What free software exists for geotagging photos?

I do a lot of hikes and bike tours. On these tours I use a GPS device to track the route. I also use my compact camera to take some pictures. Now I want to use geotagging software to enhance the ...
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What makes a good sample image?

I am writing some software where the user applies filters to images. For example, this sample image: Would be displayed like below to demonstrate a crop: Or a white point adjust: What ...
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Do I need special software to retrieve pictures from an older Canon Rebel?

A co-worker was having problems getting her pictures off her camera, so I plugged it (via the USB cable) into my machine expecting to be able to see what was on it. I saw an entry for the camera in ...
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How do I append tags to photos with existing tags in Lightroom 3?

Say my photos already have tags. I want to add one more tag to them, so I select them in Library, and in the Keyword pane I see those existing tags with asterisks (which means only some of the pics ...
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Which image viewers and editors for the Mac are able to handle really large files?

Are there any editors or viewers (other than Photoshop CSx) for MacOS that can handle files larger than 30000x30000 pixels?
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Are there any cameras which require a PIN before deleting photos?

This would protect you from mischievous kids (or malicious brats, as the case may be).
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How do I use exiftool to update Lightroom's Hierarchical Subject?

I thought this would do it: $ exiftool -XMP:HierarchicalSubject="people|Test" Test.jpg 1 image files updated $ exiftool -G -j -n Test.jpg | grep Test "SourceFile": "Test.jpg", ...
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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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Can places be assigned to a whole folder (and subfolders) in aperture 3?

I recently took several thousand pictures in India. As a shot I was placing them in folders by location. When I retured home a started using Aperture 3 (first time with Aperture). I imported the ...
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Where does Lightroom keep the original raw file?

Yesterday I realized that for the last import I did with Lightroom I don't have the original RAW files from the camera's SD. In the memory card I have only the RAW file and when I import them in ...
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Can the Mac version of Adobe Lightroom 3 automatically create smart-collections for camera, lenses, date, etc.?

I just installed Lightroom 3 on my Mac when I discovered that the license I had for it was valid for both Mac and Windows. I seem to remember, but could be wrong, that Lightroom could/would create ...
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Why aren't there Tokina lens profiles in Lightroom, and how do I get one for mine?

I have a Nikon D90 and a Tokina 11-16mm. I want a lens profile for Adobe Lightroom, and it seems they have all known brands out of the box but Tokina. Why is that? How can I add a profile for my ...
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How can I make ExifTool rename by camera model when the name contains a slash?

I use ExifTool to batch rename all of my pictures using the following two commands: "-FileName<${Exif:Model}-(%%f).%%e" -d %%Y%%m%%d-%%H%%M%%S-%%%%f.%%%%e "-FileName<DateTimeOriginal" This ...
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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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How can I force Lightroom to render previews for my collection?

When you import, you have the option (I just discovered 5 minutes ago) to have Lightroom render 1:1 previews. That makes it much easier to just quickly flip through a bunch of images, because it ...
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Is there any way to do lens correction in Adobe Photoshop 7?

I am walking through a tutorial for Photoshop but at one point they choose "Lens Correction" in the Filter --> Distort menu. I am on Photoshop 7 so I don't have this. Is there anyway to do lens ...
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Is there a way in Photoshop to apply a mask to a single Smart Filter?

I like using Smart Filters because they let me adjust things later, and because I get a mask to control where the filters are applied. The problem is that this mask applies to all the smart filters ...
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How can I make convex lens style images?

I am interested in taking an image which has an appearance like a convex lens. The image has a distinct feature: a noticeable bulge in the center and tapering at the edges. Here is a link to a ...
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How do I use the Chromatic Aberration correction tools in Lightroom?

When I upgraded from a 1000D to a 550D, my 18-55mm started to show more significant Chromatic Aberration. This is probably due to the 8mpx difference between the two cameras. Due to this, I've ...