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Cheap/free tool to view/convert Canon CR2 RAW format photo files on Windows?

Recently, my family had some professional photos taken while vacationing at a resort. The photos were given to us on CD in both .CR2 and .jpg formats. While we can view the JPEG-format versions of ...
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Suggestions for shared cross-platform photo management?

I have a Mac, my wife has a Win7 machine. Currently I take all of our photos and put them into iPhoto. There's about 35K images in there now. The problem is that they are all accessible only from my ...
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How to delete JPG files, but only if the matching RAW file exists?

My early (Canon G2) photos are all JPG, but when I got my Nikon D90 I initially shot in JPG, then switched to RAW+JPG, and now I would like to switch to RAW only. I have literally thousands of photos ...
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Recommendations to tether a Nikon DSLR to a Windows PC?

When I shoot portraits indoors, I'd like the option to tether my Nikon D90 to a Windows computer with the USB cable, both to view the results and help adjust the lighting, but also to be making an ...
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What can you do with embedded GPS locally?

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 made its way to me and it has a built-in GPS. Each photo is marked with its GPS coordinates, elevation and orientation. I am aware that if I upload such a photo to Picasa or ...
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Software to auto correct lens distortion based on photo

A photo contains digital information about the make of the camera the focal length,etc. Does any software use this information and auto correct the lens distortion in the photo. I know that Photoshop ...
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Is there an Aperture equivalent for Windows, or do I need to use both Picasa and Lightroom?

As much as I'd like to work with Aperture, my main machine runs Windows (I only have a Macbook, no desktop Mac). For now, I have been using jointly Picasa and Lightroom for my photo management and ...
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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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Is there a free utility which can adjust the white balance of Canon CR2 RAW files?

For Nikon I can use the free ViewNX / ViewNX 2 to adjust the white balance for NEF raw files. Is there an equivalent from Canon for CR2 files (also free)?
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How do I use the ColorHug in Windows?

The open source ColorHug display colorimeter only works with Linux software. If I want to use it to color calibrate a Windows system, what do I do?
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Color Management and screen standby

I've calibrated my notebook-Display using a Spyder3 pro. The strange thing: when the notebook display goes blank for video standby and I wake it up by pressing a key or moving the mouse, for a second ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in the Windows version of Adobe Lightroom for “Edit Keyword Metadata”?

I'd like to be able to click the first picture, <-edit keyword metadata command->, type keywords, arrow key to next photo... rinse repeat. However, I can't figure out the keyboard shortcut for ...
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How do I calibrate two different monitors to the same whitepoint?

A few days ago I invested in an X-Rite i1 Display 2 colourometer, as per this answer, although I'm having great difficulty getting a Dell U2412M and a Dell E1911 monitor to the same whitepoint. I've ...
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How can I browse photos with a temporary grayscale filter?

I have lots of color photos (RAW and JPEG), and want to see which ones would look good in grayscale, without having to explicitly convert all the photos. Is there any software that provides this ...
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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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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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Why can't I see photos from my Nikon camera after upgrading to Windows 10?

I had recently upgraded to windows 10 and now Windows and Lightroom don't "see" the photos on my D5100. I am able to transfer them to the PC through viewNX but this is not a pleasant solution. When I ...
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What color profile is being used in PS when Proof Colors is OFF?

What color profile is being used in PhotoShop when Proof Colors is OFF ? I always thought it's system color profile but it turns out it looks very different when I enable Proof Colors to "Monitor ...
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Is it possible to export metadata, including facial tags, from Windows Live Photo Gallery to iPhoto?

I am moving my photos from my PC to my Mac. My photos are tagged using Windows Photo Gallery. I have tags for the photos and also some tags for people in the photos using 'People Tags'. Is there any ...
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Customising Additional Keys for Lightroom

I recently purchased a Corsair gaming keyboard, specifically the K50. It obviously has all the usual keys one would expect, and an additional eighteen on the left hand side. They're designed to allow ...
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How do I work with color profiles in Windows and Photoshop to get the correct saturation and appearance?

For some reason photos look desaturated in my Photoshop CS5 compared to other viewers such as FastStone (with CMS enabled). I switched to Dell U2410 monitor recently. ICM that came with it is set as ...
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Why do Canon 6d raw photos have a red tint across the entire image in Windows preview?

When I try to preview RAW Canon 6D photos in my several Windows 7 and Windows xp laptops, most photos have a red "shadow" across the whole picture. How to solve this problem? On Mac, photos looks ok. ...
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How to improve my current workflow?

To handle a large number of pics a a smooth and efficient workflow is needed. I am currently doing the following, which I find too cumbersome and annoying. This has a bad effect on my pics, which ...
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Add Image Geolocation

Is there a program that can batch process exif data? I'd like to add geolocations to my images and I have about 2000 pictures?
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Tethered Capture not working - Windows 8 - D800 - Lightroom5

I am shooting tethered to a Windows 8 laptop which worked great until this morning when the tethered capture stopped working. The computer itself can view the D800 under "Portable Devices" in the ...
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How to rapidly select image subsets from a large collection?

I have several thousand images in a folder on my windows machine. I want to browse through them all and select for printing a subset of these - I reckon around 20% or about 400. Selecting means ...
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How can I geotag images with location data in a CSV file?

I have a few folders of .JPG images that I need to geo-tag. I don't have a .GPX file or anything else that will let me use my usual tools (Geosetter or Photo Mechanic) to geotag the images, but I do ...
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Are there any free Windows programs to get a live view for a Nikon D700 in tethered capture mode?

Are there any free Windows programs to get a live view for a Nikon D700 in tethered capture mode? I'm trying to hook it up to my computer monitor for some studio shooting.
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Why isn't Windows 8 detecting my Nikon D3100?

I have a Windows 8 PC and my Nikon D3100 isn't showing up on it. It says USB device not recognized. I have updated the USB drivers, but no joy. Sadly, i don't have the disc that came with it.
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What's the best way to get a photo from Lightroom to another PC for printing?

All my photos are managed in Lightroom 4.4 running under Windows 7 64-bits which has a Print module. Only, my computer with Lightroom does not have a printer anymore and I want to print this on ...
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1answer
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Which Windows raw image viewer can only show jpeg, but on delete both raw and jpeg?

I'm searching for an image viewer with the following features: (situation is, that both jpeg and raw are saved) windows (7) support when clicking through pictures only show jpeg when deleting photo, ...
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Geotagging a series of photos from a kmz file

I am looking for a fast and easy way of processing a kmz file (containing many kml's in one folder) to cross-reference the timestamp with that of a series and photos and fill in the missing geotag ...
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Best program to batch compress JPGs with minimal loss?

My photo catalog is getting bigger and bigger. It's mainly my fault because in my noob years I used to export all JPGs with a 100% quality, point at which files can reach the 10mb mark or even more. I ...
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Batch change CMYK JPG into YCbCr JPG?

I recently got a bunch of JPG photos but all are looking very strange colour wise – almost like colour negatives! My photo viewing program is saying they are all CMYK format but other ones ...
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Can I output from Lightroom with zero padded numbered names for use in contact cards?

I use lightroom to export photos as it enabled you to use a sequential number, it looks like this: Flower-1.jpg The problem is that it doesn't seem to allow any preceding zeros so when I export them ...
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Will there be any differences which affect photography when running Windows on a Mac?

This might not be the best place to ask, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if there might be a difference in screen quality on my iMac when I'm in bootcamp Windows or OSX. The reason I ask is ...
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How can I calibrate two monitors individually in Windows7?

I have 2 monitors, a Dell U2410 and a Wacom Cintiq 12 UX. I have an eye1Match calibrator & software. I was told by the people @ Xrite, that even if I calibrate both devices, Windows will only ...
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How do I import Olympus E-PL2 raw files in Lightroom 3.3 for Windows?

I want to know how I could import a RAW file from an Olympus E-PL2 to Lightroom 3.3. If not possible, how I could as least view this in Windows 7 and Vista? I installed the Raw Codec from Olympus but ...
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Digital Camera that Mounts as USB Removal Media (Drive) in Window XP and Above [closed]

I am looking for an affordable digital camera that mounts as a drive in Windows XP and above when plugged into the PC via its USB cable. There is a piece of software that we utilize that permits the ...
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How do I process photos on a Mac so they look right on Windows computers?

Apple computers use another color profile different than the one used by Windows. Therefore, images are displayed differently in a Mac computer than in a Windows machine. Processing a picture in ...
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What features does a graphics adapter need for best performance in Lightroom?

When running Lightroom on high-resolution-displays I noticed severe performance problems. Working in the development module in 2560x1600 pixels screen resolution, even simple adjustments of ...
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Can I upload a .CRW file from my Nikon camera?

I just spent a day shooting photos with a friend. The friend refused to use my Nikon and used her Canon instead. The files are .CRW and I have a Nikon D5300. When I open the card on Windows Explorer, ...
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Why can't I see images from my Fujifilm X E2 on Windows 10?

After upgrading to Windows 10, I can no longer see photos from my X-E2 camera. The camera is detected and Windows Explorer even tells me the amount of free space in the camera SD card. But when I ...
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Embedded jpegs in NEF raw files

I open a .NEF image from my Nikon D80 in the Windows Photos app (the modern/"metro" style app). I then zoom in, and it re-renders or something to display higher resolution, but the colours become less ...
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Any 8+ MP Nikon/Canon/Sony cam that can click photos via the PC?

I'm looking for an economical still camera to click hi-res photos for a research project I'm doing. An important requirement is that the photo output in a RAW format. (least compression) I want to ...
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Is there software to integrate photos stored in different cloud solutions with my local collection?

I'm looking for a photo management solution for windows or linux which is capable of managing my local collection and integrate the photos wich are stored on different cloud services ...
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A batch file for sorting images into folders by shooting date

What would be the easiest way to sort a lot of images that are currently residing in one directory into subdirectories each named after the date of the shooting of the image? Is there a utility or a ...
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Color profile from calibration affects Windows' Preview

I recently bought an X-Rite i1 Display Pro that I used to calibrate my notebook. I had some problems with the calibration, but it turned out that my settings were not perfect and in the end I managed ...
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Windows Canon Raw Codec

Is there a codec to view thumbnails for Canon CR2 files in windows explorer. I have install the microsoft camera codec pack and looked on the Canon website here: ...
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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 ...