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Lightroom uses a SQLite database to hold its keyword information. SQLite does have size limits, but they are so high that it simply isn't worth worrying about them. You can have zillions of keywords in your catalog. HOWEVER. It is not only possible to make Lightroom slow to a crawl, I can do it at will. Heavy keyword use is one of the easiest and most ...


The problem was that the images were all too big. I suppose iPhoto can't handle this amount of very high res photos, all around 5616*3744px in my case. I resized all the images to a little higher than 1080p, and it worked well.


I'm guessing that you are envisioning that the information displayed by metadata viewers is extracted by analyzing the image in some way, creating descriptive information from the pixels which make up the image. That's not the case. It's written to the files by the digital cameras (or scanners) that create them, according to several standards, including the ...


You could use python and one of a number of libraries, (such as SciPy/Numpy), to get a measure of the noise in the image as shown in the answer to this Stack Overflow question. Some of the same libraries and also perform image scaling and denoise e.g. SciKit Image has both denoise and scale image functions. You could also take a look at the python ...


Sony now has a REST API for its mirrorless cameras. Looks like something I was looking for!


Most of the OSX GUI applications for manipulating exif information rely on Phil Harvey's exiftool, an open source perl library and cross-platform command-line tool for manipulating EXIF information. HoudahGPS, Geotagger, and GPSPhotoLinker all rely on exiftool to write EXIF tags. And since exiftool can write to Canon RAW files, these apps are likely to be ...


I have had quite good success with houdahGeo, in particular with Aperture. For this you open the photos you want to geotag from houdahGeo (you can open photos already in your Aperture Library) select them and then geotag them using either a map or a GPX file. Then you can reverse geocode and write the data back to the original Raw files. HoudahGeo then ...


If you want to change pixels non-destructively (as many times as you want) then Lightroom is your game. If you want to move pixels (in more ways than you can imagine) then its Photoshop for you. Check out this for a full explination


I've been using RawTherapee and ViewNX mostly, and I've recently tried Capture NX-D. So fare my favorite is RawTherapee, although I still have some issues with it. I'll list some pros and cons of the tools, based on my experience and some things that I've read here and there. ViewNX is the simplest of the three, mainly due to the limited number of possible ...


You can do this fairly easily with the cross-platform free software ExifTool. It's even in in the FAQ: The -csv (comma separated values) option solves this dilemma by pre-extracting information from all input files, then producing a sorted list of available tag names as the first row of the output, and organizing the information into columns for ...


Here's how I'd do this: o Mount both drives on the computer. o Fire up Lightroom and create a new catalog. o Choose import and select the first drive to import. Let it crunch away, go get a coffee o Repeat for the second drive. Now all images in both drives are in the Lightroom catalog where you can manipulate them. o make sure your third drive is ...

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