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Darktable - How to do localized editing with masks?

I have started using darktable in a linux machine for photo editing (new to it). Darktable has a mask feature which allows you to create masks on a image. http://www.darktable.org/2013/04/masks/ ...
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canon 6D get hot when on the wifi

I just get canon 6D , the problem is when I on the wifi and use is it for remote and transfer file to smartphone, not even 5 minutes the camera canon 6D getting hot , is it suppose to be like this ?
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Nikon Lens Types. What is AF, AF-S, D, G mean? [duplicate]

What do these lens types denote. I have seen similar questions, but they don't have the answer I'm looking for. I have a Nikon D5200. It does not have a focus motor in the camera, so it relies on the ...
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Is there a Windows panorama stitching package that can stitch RAW files?

Is there any tool for stitching Panoramas from multiple CR2 files from my Canon EOS 1200D? I'd prefer any free or open source tools, but paid software should be fine too. I have tried multiple ...
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How to interpret a histogram to know whether the photo is under or over exposed? [duplicate]

Yes, the books might have been written on this but not being a technical person, I'd like to understand in short and easy to understand language - How to interpret a histogram to know whether the ...
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What cloth patterns and colours should be preferred for clothes while shooting portraits in black and white?

How do different colours and cloth design patterns effect the black and white photographs? What patterns and colours should be preferred for clothes while shooting in black and white?
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How do I get to be a ringside professional at wrestling promotions?

I'm very keen on approaching Indy wrestling promotions to be at ringside with my 60d and taking shots of their events. Having not taken any shots professionally before, I find I'm at a loss at how ...
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Why is it called ISO “speed”?

As I understand it, the ISO value indicates how sensitive the sensor/film is to light. How is this related to speed? Is it something to do with how fast old chemical film developed?
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How can I take long exposures on Nikon D7000 with a wireless remote?

How can I take long exposures on a Nikon D7000 with a wireless remote? I've read the existing question on this, but the answers there are not working for me. "Bulb" shows up when the shutter control ...
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i takes a photo upon turning it on

I am having several problems with my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. One of which is that when I turn the camera on (in any mode) it automatically take a picture. I am not touching the shutter button or any ...
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Determine disk space used by collection

I'm trying to determine the disk space used by a (smart) collection. I'm aware that the collection itself technically doesn't need any disk space, so what I want to know is basically the combined ...
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How can I better take indoor photographs with wide aperture and low light?

Recently I photographed an event for a friend as a favour using my Canon 750D, my 18-55mm stock and the 50mm f/1.8. The event was indoors, followed briefly by outdoors and then back indoors in a ...
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Problem with processing .CR2 format in Linux

first time I used Canon and all my programs -Rawtherapee, Darktable, UFRaw, Rawstudio - opened the photos as below. Anyone has idea why this is happening and how to fix it? I use Linux and I'm used to ...
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Just Add Sand: What kind of sand should I fill my sandbags with, and where can I find some for cheap?

I recently purchased these sandbags for a light stand, not realizing that they would be shipped sans sand. What kind of sand should I fill my sandbags with, and where (i.e., what type of ...
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Why are there white outlines around the subject in this photo when zoomed in?

Please give me a solution to this if possible. Image showing white outlines when zoomed. Crop: Zoomed:
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What is a pump zoom lens?

While browsing for cheap second hand lenses I found the Cosina 70-210mm f4.5-5.6. The seller notes that it's a pump zoom. Googling the term does yield some results, but these simply state that a ...
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What setup/techniques is beaches.com using on their photos?

i am fascinated by the work that the people from www.beaches.com do on their photos. They always have a lot of quality pictures of rooms and general indoors, outdoors, with and without people. I was ...
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video images vs. burst images

My camera is a 12.1MP Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 and for my purposes I am generally very satisfied with it. It has several frames-per-second burst settings, but I find it problematic to record images ...
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Is there a viable way to touch up the paint on an old camera body?

I'm using an old Canon New F-1 body. Its finish is completely black, but along the edges the paint has worn away. Is there a viable way to touch up the camera and get the nice black surface back ...
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What's the best lens for shooting baby's and children? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D5000 I was wondering what is a good lens for taking baby and children portraits
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Nikon D5100 : Whether to buy it or not? [on hold]

I want to buy an entry level DSLR, Nikon D5100 is on the top of my list. The only thing that is stopping me is it is a very old camera. My question is Should I buy the Nikon D5100 despite it is old ...
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Do focal length changing lens adapters affect the F-stop of a lens?

My question concerns things like the ultra wide angle adapter for the Sony Alpha/Nex/e-mount line 16mm f/2.8 prime pancake lens, which changes the focal length of said lens from 16mm to 12mm. Since ...
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Why did Nikon stop producing the T series close up lenses?

About 10 years ago I seem to remember buying a Nikon T series close up lens for roughly £25. I was happy with it but when I no longer needed it I sold it on. Today I would like to get another one, but ...
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Software to manage imports under Linux in addition to Corel After Shot

I am an interested beginner in photography using Ubuntu 14.04. At the moment I am testing Corel After Shot Pro 2 because it seems to be quite full of features compared to its price. I make my photos ...
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Is GoPro “Cam_Raw” a true RAW image format? [migrated]

I've seen this post about what exactly "RAW" is. My question is about the GoPro Hero 4, which comes with the Protune option for "advanced controls". Is their "Camera_Raw" format a true RAW image ...
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Difference between shutter speed, iso and Aperture [duplicate]

What are the main differences between shutter speed , iso and aperture? 1.How are they interdependent? 2.Because every three of them are controlling the light,it gets very confusing how? ...
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How can I make this text effect in Photoshop [on hold]

How can I make this text effect in photoshop ? Is there a predefined effect for that or should I do it myself ?
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How does digital compare to film now? [on hold]

I go way back with 35mm photography and took darkroom classes in college. With my latest prosumer digital body, I was thinking they finally got it because the pictures are better than my previous I ...
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How can I convert a PDF into jpeg format? [on hold]

How do I convert PDFs into a jpeg format? I have some PDFs that I need to put into a digital album but can't because they are not saved under the right format.
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SD Card formats but reads “Card is Full!” in Nikon

I formatted my SD card, but when I try to press to take a picture, shows "Card is Full!" and won't take a picture. See upper left message in the attached pic. Does anyone know why that's so?
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Correct anti-aliasing color when moving to a new background? [migrated]

look at the bottom of the two lines To make the line appear smooth, intermediate colors between the color of the background and the line have been added at its edge. In this case, black has been ...
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Nikon D5300 Not Recognized in OSX Yosemite

Last night I upgraded my MBP to Yosemite and now when I plug my Nikon D5300 in, it is not recognized. So it doesn't show up in Image Capture or Light Room as an available device to import from. I've ...
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monopod or tri pod is best for daily usage [on hold]

please suggst me which one is best to purchase... I need for landscape photogrphyy
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Camera Sony or Nikon? Please suggest [on hold]

I have concluded three camera options after discussion with friends. Nikon Coolpix L830 Point & Shoot Camera Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Point & Shoot Camera Nikon Coolpix P530 Point & Shoot ...
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Why isn't the aperture visibly changing on my lens when it appears like it is changing on my camera?

I own a Nikon d5300 camera and I recently purchased a Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF Micro-Nikkor lens for close-up photography. When I was testing it out today, I was shooting at f22, and my shots looked ...
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Can color effects achieved by Levels or Curves in Photoshop be replicated by Gradient Maps?

Using Levels, one can make darken or lighten shadows, midtones, or highlights of an image. Similar effects can be achieved using Curves, but I believe Curves mathematically allows more possibilities ...
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What is the difference between the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM and 14mm f/2.8L II USM?

Sorry if my question seems a bit naive. I was wondering what is the main difference between the Canon EF 14mm f/2,8 L USM and the Canon EF 14mm f/2,8 L II USM ? And correct me if I'm wrong, but ...
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Where I can find Pattern Maker tool in PS CS6? [migrated]

In previous versions there was Pattern Maker tool to create patterns out of graphics and photos. This feature is not available anymore under 'Filter -> Pattern Maker...' in Photoshop CS6. It was ...
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Climbing trees and getting equipment up there

I've been climbing a few relatively short trees, but I'm having trouble getting my DSLR up there without it swinging around and hitting branches. Is there a decent means to do this?
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Why are my pictures so shakey?

I am new here so I am not sure what all information you will need to help me with this...but....Can anyone tell me what might be causing my camera to take pictures like this? I tested two cameras ...
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How do I record video for more than 30 minutes at a time with a Canon A1400 PowerShot? [closed]

I'm planning to send a Canon A1400 PowerShot to the edge of space with a weather balloon (we will figure out how to keep the temperature in our payload box suitable, so that is not a pertinent issue ...
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How can I open a very, very large image to downsize it?

I have an image with a 18984x28591px resolution but I can't open it with Paint or with Pixlr Editor to reduce its size. How can I convert or open this large image on my laptop?
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anyone knows how this guy edits his photos?

seems like a bleach bypass mixed with some custom curves (raising the blacks) but i can't seem to get it right. someone help please! https://www.facebook.com/JefChan2?fref=ts
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Dynamic range of Sony RX-100

attached you will find two photos I have taken, exposure manually. I have taken these with a Sony RX-100 and as you can see the sky is overexposed while the landscape is exposed "alright". I was ...
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Convolution algebra and capture, creative, and output sharpening

I'm making the reasonable assumption that software implements sharpening via convolutions. Convolutions are both commutative and associative. So... why do we talk about capture sharpening, local ...
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What is the theoretical maximum for panorama alignment and blending algorithms get?

Panorama stitching and blending has gotten very good and quite advanced. For example, the alignment algorithms seem to be able to compensate for any sort of camera movement, and Smartblend (at least ...
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Standards or widespread guidelines for updating of Exif or other metadata when modifying photos or other images?

I'm working on software that allows users to upload photos (or, potentially, any image). The photos are scaled to a maximum size (to save space) and as part of that change to the image I want to copy ...
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Could a drop at the height of 50cm damage my Nikon D3100?

My Nikon D3100 as well as its 18-55mm kitlens and a sigma 70-300mm zoomlens was accidentally dropped on the ground while in a camera bag, by someone who did not know it was a camera and mistook it for ...
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Is it possible to share albums privately on Flickr?

I post my pics from various shoots and events on Flickr (portraits, family events, baby showers, etc.). I arrange my photos into Albums, e.g., all the shots from a reunion are in the "May Reunion" ...
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what would be a good but inexpensive telescope lens? [closed]

I have no knowledge about cameras or lens what-so-ever. However, I am looking to buy a telescope lens for my husband, who loves photography. He has been saving up and looking to buy one. I want to ...

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