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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 do I set a start up folder for FastStone Image Viewer?

To distribute photos from a trip abroad to my hosts, I want to include FastStone Image Viewer on the CD with the photos. I want to set the parent folder for the three folders of images as the Startup ...
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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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Why do the thumbnails for grayscale images show up in color in Windows Explorer?

I have some images from a Nikon SLR that I have converted to grayscale, however the thumbnails in Windows Explorer are in color. Is the thumbnail information stored in the file header, or is the color ...
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How to programme EOS utility to take n number of shots?

I just installed the EOS utility program and wanted to know if it's possible to tell the program to take let's say 10 or 15 or 40 shots in a row, well you get the idea.
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Can you set the quality of image displayed when zoomed out in Lightroom?

When in Library mode viewing a single image, the image looks blurry . When I click to zoom in, it is very very sharp . When I zoom back out, the sharp version is displayed for a split second at the ...
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How do you optimally resize and sharpen images for printing?

What is the best way to get the clearest, sharpest print without pixelation or blurring? I have tried some sharpening techniques in Photoshop, however they are geared towards sharpening for viewing on ...
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Is there a tool that allows me to batch resize and crop photos? [duplicate]

Is there any tool that allows me to add some photos to resize and crop them at a specific height. For example I have 50 photos which are something like 1000x1200, 1110x1230 and so on. I want to be ...
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Illustrator file has changed size [migrated]

I have an Illustrator file that has multiple PSD's placed into it. After I get everything sized correctly, I save and close. When I go back to open it later, the PSD's that were correctly sized before ...
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Is it possible to print a photo so it can be mounted on a globe?

I'd like to transform an image so that it can be mounted on a sphere. I'd like to use an image of a map (see the One Piece world map on the image), but it could be anything. Here is a kind of Family ...
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Any tool that would retrieve the ORIGINAL date a photo was created on even after it has been processed?

As mentioned in the title, sometimes the desktop or mobile application used to process/edit a photo, especially if it has been moved, copied, re-saved, etc.. would cause the very original date of the ...
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What photo editor for Mac offers image filters with live previews, HDR composition and photo stitching? [closed]

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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Oil Paint Effect app or Software

I'm looking for an app or software to do this effect on my photos. I searched and found some free photoshop action but neither not do this exactly, I'm wonder to know which mobile app or computer ...
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Which is the application used for this photo with glow around dark things? I saw many pictures like this on instagram, but nobody answers

[Which is the application used for this photo with glow around dark things? I saw many pictures like this on instagram, but nobody answers...]
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Are there any apps for “eye training” (e.g., visual perception of white balance/color temp)?

I know there are several apps in the music world (such as functional ear training) that 'train' you to recognize certain intervals within keys by playing notes and then having you pick what the ...
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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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Photo viewer for Windows that preloads next files in folder and allows rotating and deleting images?

I have large collection of photographs, I need to quickly iterate through it deleting unwanted ones and rotating some. So I want to find photo viewer that can: Preload next image(s) so there is no ...
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How to line up the subject in a series of photos? [duplicate]

I have a series of photographs each taken about 3 days apart over 4 months, there are about 60 images in total. I'd like to be able to present them as an animated gif but without the subject seeming ...
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Why is Registax 6 hanging partway through image alignment?

I am a total novice to dare I say astrophotography. I have a series of decent looking moon shots, I wanted to stack them using Registax 6 (downloaded). My first run had 35 jpeg images. The laptop I ...
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What software can show my most frequently used focal length?

Many people recommend a focal length of 35mm, 50mm, and sometimes even 85mm and upwards for those interested in purchasing a prime lens. I, however, would like to figure out what focal length(s) I use ...
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Is there free software to compare gamuts?

This questions is related to Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect? Since I found out some of my images are out of gamut of the printing ink+...
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How can I do time lapse photography while shooting directly to a desktop?

I am looking to shoot a 24 hour timelapse, with a 1 minute interval between images. I would be aiming to do this directly onto my desktop computer, is there software or a script that would allow for ...
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Why I am getting only solid yellow images from Adobe Camera Raw?

I have recently installed Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 and all of the RAW images opened with Camera Raw look like the attached image. They look perfectly fine on my other computer, with another version ...
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Why pick DPP over Aperture?

My standard workflow is: take pictures in RAW -> import into Aperture -> append metadata info -> go through shots and filter out the bad ones -> do basic adjustments in Aperture -> use Nik plugins or ...
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Where Does Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 Save?

Google recently made their suite available for free and I found how to open files with HDR Efex Pro 2. I get to tweak parameters until it looks a certain way and hit Save. A scrollbar appears, ...
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What software would appropriate for tonemapping a 5 gigapixel image?

I've shot a 5 gigapixel 360 degree panorama, totaling around 1400 shots in a -1.3-0-+1.3 bracket, and I'm trying to stitch it and tone map it. So far I've managed to decently assembled the panorama in ...
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How do I copy smart objects from one opened file to another

Lets say I have two opened images I am working on in Photo Shop. I want to copy an entire layer or a smart object from one opened image to the other opened image. How do i do it?
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How to let users make a photo selection online (pick flag rate)? [closed]

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard,flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...
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How do I use the “Standard Deviation” and “Scale” parameters in Gimp 2.9's GEGL-based unsharp mask?

Previously, Gimp 2.8 and earlier used a dialog with the familiar "radius, amount, threshold" parameters as described at Unsharp mask - what do the parameters do?, like this. In preview builds of ...
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Is there any information on Fuji X Wifi protocol?

Some, if not all, Fuji X-series cameras seem to contain a Wifi (802.11) network function with ability to send/upload/download files and possibly do some tethered shooting or remote control. Mostly ...
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Will software make a bigger difference in the quality of my work than more hardware?

I have money to spend on some gear. My current kit works well but a flash or new lens is always useful. On the other hand, I am constrained to terrible editing tools like Gimp and Darktable. They ...
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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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disk not readable in El Capitan/EOS 6D

Connecting camera via usb or via card reader this message comes up. I've upgraded to Photoshop Elements 14 and also get the same result with Canon software. How can I solve this?
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Nikon RAW image processing in non-Nikon software

I love Adobe Lightroom, the workflow, the interface, the whole package. However, as a Nikon owner never did I manage to get the colors to look as good as after processing with Capture NX. No doubt ...
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Is there Linux software to automatically sharpen appropriately for a given print size?

I'm living almost exclusively in Linux these days, working towards making the transition from Lightroom to Darktable. One of the applications from my Windows days that I used (and really like) is ...
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Where is the “aligned” option for the clone stamp in Photoshop CC 2015?

I am using the 2014 version of Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers. In the section on the clone stamp and healing brush, he refers to the "aligned" option on the option bar. ...
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Why isn't Digikam 4.4 showing previews of RAW images?

I'm using Digikam to organzie my photos and use the direct import from my Nikon camera. Using JPEG pictures, I can select some of them by the preview and import pictures selectively into different ...
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How to create high res PDF of multiple images from Lightroom or Photoshop on a Mac?

I have Photoshop and LightRoom and I have 10 photos that I want to submit for a magazine. The guideline says Please submit your webitorial as a high res PDF including all images, wardrobe, and team ...
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Separating images from one multiple exposure image on Nikon camera

By mistake, I have images that have dual exposures superimposed in Nikon RAW format. These exposures were 2 seconds apart, so, it needs to be separated. Is there any way to separate these exposures ...
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What is good software for printing with a Canon PIXMA PRO 100?

I have a PIXMA PRO 100, and the print quality is absolutely great. But the software that came with the printer to actually make the prints is terrible — it lacks some very basic print options which ...
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How do I reset Ufraw to default settings in Windows?

The first time I played around with Ufraw / Gimp on my Windows machine, I hit "save" in Ufraw. Now, it opens every new photo with the odd warm settings I was playing with. How do I reset Ufraw to ...
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What is the correct workflow for Nik collection (with free tools only)

Google has recently released for free the Nik collection. I downloaded it, and noticed that it does not work directly with raw files. However it seems to work with tiff files. I am thinking that I ...
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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 can I test a memory card for performance and bad sectors?

I have just purchased a new CF card for my DSLR. I tested it using Xbench (Mac OS X) and it performs as expected. However, I'd like to do a "surface scan" (moving platter term) to check for "bad ...
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Can the Nik Collection be used without Photoshop or Lightroom?

So the Nik Collection is now available to download free of charge from Google. But can it be used standalone, ie without buying Photoshop or Lightroom? I know they are usually described as 'plugins' ...
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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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How can I automatically create an image “key” with group photo silhouettes tagged with people's names?

From a group photo, I would like to create an image that identify each person with their names. My first idea was to create a silhouette image from the original one, put a number over each face, and ...
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Is there good free software for editing Canon RAW files?

I've lost the install disks that came with my 500D and I was wondering if there was any better software for editing Canon RAW files. I Had a quick skim of the Canon website and couldn't find anything.
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Looking for an application that will provide image matches on local machine [duplicate]

I've found a bunch of programs that will spit out a list of duplicate images. In other words, you click "Go" and it looks at everything on a drive, or in a folder, and tells you if there are any ...
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Software to Auto Align and Blend HDR

I am looking for software that can align photos which are slightly misaligned and then blend them together to produce a HDR photograph. I often find that I am faced with a shot that my camera cannot ...
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How can I preserve library structure (and ideally, edits) when migrating from Aperture to Darktable?

I've got a fairly large (>150GB) photo collection, comprising loads of RAW photos, currently sitting between three or four Aperture libraries. Given how much time and effort have been put into making ...