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I was told hundreds of thousands by an Adobe employee working on Lightroom. So, less than a million. The Lightroom 3 FAQ seems to support this: How many photos can I have in a catalog? There is no specific maximum number of photos you can store in a Lightroom catalog. Your computer might run out of address space for your photos between 100,000 ...


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This just in: Microsoft just released Camera Codec Pack v.16.0.0652.0621, which is supposed to provide codecs to power Windows Live Photo and Windows Explorer for the following cameras: Canon: EOS 1000D (EOS Kiss F in Japan and the EOS Rebel XS in North America), EOS 10D, EOS 1D Mk2, EOS 1D Mk3, EOS 1D Mk4, EOS 1D Mk2 N, EOS 1Ds Mk2, EOS 1Ds Mk3, EOS 20D, ...


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I've got a lightroom instance with 211,489 images in it. It's certainly a bit slower than sub 10K collections, but it is usable. It does take a long time to completely start, though, since LR seems to either insist on making sure all the library photo files are actually there when it loads the libraries, or doing some sort of library scanning something. ...


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Fast Picture Viewer is $9.99 and works just fine on 64-bit Windows 7 (I'm using it myself). You can also install the 32-bit codec and then view the folder with Windows Live Photo Gallery, which will generate the thumbnails for you. Other applications, like Explorer, will then be able to use these thumbnails - but you'll have to reopen WLPG every time you ...


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Fast Picture Viewer has an extensive pack for the low price of $9.99 and it appears to cover them all. They used to give the DNG one away for free (I'm using it), but I'm not sure if that is still the case.


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All you need do is install the relevent codecs, which are available from Canon for CR2/CRW (32-bit only), Nikon for NEF (32-bit only), Olympus (32-bit only), Panasonic (32-bit only), Pentax (32-bit only) & Sony (32-bit and 64-bit) The hack to run the 32-bit version of Windows Explorer (even on a 64-bit OS) no longer works on Windows 7, in my experience. ...


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This isn't exactly an answer, but since I have the same problem, I thought I would post with an example. First, in the photo below, the top half is a screen capture of a photo displayed using Windows Photo Gallery. The bottom half is a screen capture of the same photo displayed using Photoshop CS3. Both were displayed on the same monitor (a Samsung ...


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Apparently, Adobe uses a SQLite database for the catalogs and that means it is subject to the limits of the database. Depending on how Lightroom uses the database, it could run up against these limits relatively quickly, it's not Oracle after all... :) So, yeah, big catalogs could suffer performance hits if your searches don't hit any indexes and, since I'm ...


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The closest app which satisfies that list of criteria is Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery. It is a free application which supports RAW files (providing the codec is installed.) Tagging can be done by location and built in face detection. While the metadata is not stored in a separate file it uses the (formerly Adobe specific) XMP metadata system, which ...


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The phrase you want to google for is "tethering" It can be wired or wireless. The cheapest solution is wired, you just plug in a USB cable (if your camera has a USB port, all Canon's do, so I assume Nikons do as well) between the camera and your laptop. Check the CD that came with your camera, there is probably a tethering utility on it. I know there is on ...


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For image transfers, it should work in PTP mode (or you could use a card reader); you won't be able to remote-control the camera, unfortunately. To answer your edit, the problem is 64-bit support from Canon for older models, not necessarily the OS itself. However, on Windows 7 Professional, you could possibly run the 32-bit versions of everything in "XP ...


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Personally, I use Lightroom for most of my cataloging. Between the ability to handle RAW files, keyword tag and rate images, change EXIF information in bulk, create online galleries and edit images in a non-destructive manner, Lightroom is really a great value for the money and I've used it for maintaining catalogs with thousands of photos taking 100 ...


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You have to make the calibration program make a separate profile for each monitor. Depending on how the program works you either select the monitor in the program, or you might have to make the other monitor the main display to make the program profile it. In Color Management in the control panel you can select which profiles are associated to which ...


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If it's the case that you edit the photos on one computer and then download them on another and see a yellow tint, the most likely cause is that one or both of the monitors are not calibrated and thus the colours in the image are not represented properly. It could be that the monitor you're editing on is showing too much blue so to get the photo to look ...


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My preference has been to use a card reader. I realize this is not really answering the question, but this is what I've done since the day I got my 20D. My experience is that transfer speeds are better. I never have compatibility issues. Programs just see the files are being in a normal folder somewhere. Using the Canon software just caused trouble.


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I will add in here, my wife's system has around 400k images at least 100k are raw. The system was a little sluggish with her Q6600/4gb system but on her new AMD 1100t 6core/8gigs the catalog is just as snappy as a brand new database. I still haven't moved her onto SSD(for OS and Database files) so I am looking forward to seeing how that improves it. I would ...


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Windows 7 is definitely capable of using different color profiles for different monitors. Manually setting a color profile (if your calibration software won't do it for you) for a monitor is done through the color management screen in control panel. You need to click on 'Add', then on 'Browse' in the screen that appears and find the created profile for ...


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I've never bothered with the Canon EOS Utility (except to change the copyright info in the camero, not that that is that big a deal anyhow.) I've had great success using Adobe Lightroom. Sure, it cost something but it is just amazing. If you can't get the EOS to work in emulation as AJ suggests, look into Lightroom. (Note, this won't help if you need ...


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A quick search says that yes, the XPKeywords field is imported as Keywords: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/772784. That said, it's worth noting that the many "XP..." fields are not standard EXIF fields so I would not expect them to work.


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There is support for the EOS-1D on Windows XP. Windows 7 supports running a virtual machine that can run Windows XP applications that are incompatible with Windows 7. You should be able to install the software for the EOS-1D on the Windows XP VM and then use that directly from within Windows 7. For more details on using Windows 7's XP mode, I'd suggest ...


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This sounds like a classic failing harddrive. My first recommendation is to BACK UP EVERYTHING right now to an external hard drive. If this is the case, you will likely be loosing bits of data here and there from any old files on your drive. After you've backed up you have several options available to you You can: Review windows event logs and look for ...


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As Pat Farrell said, you can use Adobe Lightroom 4 for tethered shooting. You can also use the Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 which will let you to control the camera remotely.


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Cameras usually do not like other software modifying their files. Camera firmwares usually able to create files and handle their own file formats, but they are not prepared to be fully standards compliant. Most cameras are extremely sensitive to even filesystem changes on the memory card, done by a computer. Another error can be if you did not close your ...


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The tool that comes to mind is an open source piece of software that works with a good variety of file formats: http://meta-extractor.sourceforge.net/ It is a bit technical, but has a lot of customization that should meet your needs. This solution is for Windows and Linux only. Also, if you have a copy of Adobe Photoshop, then you'll have Adobe Bridge ...


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Picasa Photo Viewer, which gets installed together with Picasa, has a simple slideshow feature with an alpha-transparency/blending transition effect. Note: Picasa Photo Viewer is not currently available for Mac.


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There is no specific limit, the limit is somewhere between 100K and 1 million. But in general you're going to have poorer performance the more photos you have, and it's going to be a non-linear decrease, ie, adding the 100,001th photo is going to make more of a dent in performance than the 1001th photo. I imagine that alot of it's going to depend on how ...


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There is a fully featured trial version available on Adobe's website. I think you should just download it and test your library on your own computer to see the real performance.


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The yellow background in Photo Gallery is telling you that color management is not being used. It's intentional, but unfortunately not very user friendly. SeanMC is seeing strange behavior with his 2 monitors because one is running color management, and the other is not. You want color management. It's the only way to know that the colors you are seeing on ...



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