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Manually add dimensions (for select tool) in a photoshop script

I have a question, can you manually add the dimensions you want to perform an action on in a script? So of course to work on all 4 edges I can choose 4 different selects, but what I want to do is just ...
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Automatically Match Exposure for non-RAW files

Hello i'd like to automatically match exposure of PNG, where there's no extra data except for the pixels, how can I automatically match their exposure? Thanks
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Filtering input files for Photoshop Image Processor

Is there a way to restrict the filetype that Photoshop Image Processor will process? I'm using CS6 and have a directory with a mix of RAW and JPG files, I only want to process the RAW files but can't ...
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How can I take pictures at preset times throughout a day?

I need to take a close up picture of an object at up to 8 different, pre-programmed times a day (i.e. 6:00am, 7:00am, 7:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm). I have looked at trail cameras ...
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How can I automate Lightroom to use a sequence of presets on a sequence of images?

I work for a used car dealership. We take 60-65 photos for each vehicle, bring them to Lightroom to color grade, crop, and straighten. This process takes about 10-15 minutes per truck and requires a ...
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Is there any camera that can autoupload photos to a android device?

We are trying to build multiple Photobooths next to each other, which are equipped with a tablet that has a UI to select and upload certain photos in a folder. Right now we use canon 700d/750d (which ...
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Automate Develop persona in Affinity Photo 1.7?

I am processing a bunch of RAW images in Affinity Photo v1.7 (on OS X), and for each photo I want to perform the same adjustments. I have looked in all the usual places for repeating my steps but so ...
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Is there a way to do automatic batch surveys in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC?

After I do the first culling, where I remove unusable pictures (unrecoverable bad exposure, lack of focus, etc) I like to use survey mode to choose the best pictures and avoid pictures that are too ...
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Image extraction work

Hope everyone is doing good and I really need some help with regards to automate the image extraction work. We usually receive team/group images and the majority of the groups are shot on a natural ...
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Automation of culling process

Today I was going through your website for basically reducing the time made over doing the culling process in the Lightroom and found your website. Basically, we work on wedding images where we are ...
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How can I detect if two files are actually the same image? [duplicate]

Let's assume a JPG file (or any other image/video file format), that I duplicate the file, and I modify the tags on the copy. Is there a way to verify that the image inside both JPG files is actually ...
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Automatic & intelligent crop 1,000 images

I have about 1,000 scanned / photographed images, each with different formats but all with rectangular/square shape, that need to be cropped to remove the background and the white space around the ...
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darktable-cli fails because of locked database file

I'm using darktable-cli to export photos from my library. I started to get an error with the latest version(2.6.1). It's a segmentation fault with error [init] the database lock file contains a pid ...
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How to batch generate preview for multiple versions of filters/layers applied for the same image in Photoshop?

Recently I'm experimenting a lot with postproduction, to look for some new style. I find it very tedious to check out various combinations of adjustment layers (also with various opacity), blending ...
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Why can't cameras perform HDR automatically, like smartphones? [duplicate]

I hope this isn't a stupid question. Smartphones have a HDR option, where you can take 1 shot and the smartphone then applies HDR. With a camera, you can't do (to the best of my knowledge) HDR with a ...
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How can I take an automated picture every day?

I am trying find the best camera options for the below project...please help: I want to set up a small camera in my front window, to take a daily shot of the outside scenery. I would like to be ...
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Is there any automatically adjustable stand for camera? [closed]

When I have a container for taking photo that detects person when he/she enters it by PIR sensor, and I want to install camera that will be connected to the PC, that detects face of that person and ...
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Is there a way to automate photo correction in Darktable?

I am used to Adobe Lightroom where you can use an "auto adjust" button to get a automated optimized output of a RAW photo. I use Darktable now and am looking for something similar. I want to edit my ...
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Is it possible to use imagemagic to build a composite image from multiple photos of a moving object?

I frequently have 10 photos taken from a tripod mounted camera, of an object moving across the field of vision. I know I can painstakingly combine these in PhotoShop/gimp to create one composite ...
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How can I convert RAW files with proper distortion correction from the command-line?

I'm close to fully automating a process of stacking bursts of pictures into one image thanks to Hugin's command-line tools, however there's one part I can't automate yet, it's converting RAW into ...
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How do I convert from one color temperature to another?

I have two sets of photos, each taken from two different Machine Vision Cameras. To keep the noise level same in both photos, I have to set the R,G, B gains to the same level. But the problem with ...
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Mass automated geotagging of backlog of photos

I frequently record tracklogs with my phone, but have been less diligent about tagging photos with the result. This is easy to do for an individual track (well, notwithstanding tracks representing e....
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How can I automate resize and crop of headshots to the same proportions? [duplicate]

What options do I have to process a folder of shots that include faces taken at various proportions and positions (e.g., some of full body, some of head and shoulders) and resize and crop them all so ...
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How can I automatically downsize images which have more pixels than needed for the actual resolution? [closed]

Many factors affect the true resolution of an image — the actual detail resolvable — including lens quality, sensor size and technology, noise and noise reduction, motion blur and camera technique, ...
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Is it possible to use an Eyefi card to send photos to a server?

Is it possible to use an Eyefi card to send photos to a server? Specifically, I want to take photos with a camera that has an Eyefi card in it, and once the photo is taken, I want the photo to be ...
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How do I autofill the copyright metadata for the current Lightroom catalog?

When I was using Lightroom, I accidentally overwrote the copyright metadata to 2009. Is there any script or technique inside LR4 (or with some free software) so I can calculate and rewrite the ...
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How to normalize brightness of individual images (post-processing) for a stop motion movie?

When creating a stop motion movie we need take a lot of pictures to build the movie. But after we took the pictures, we have a problem: the brightness and contrast varies between pictures. What kind ...
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Camera recommendation for shot from 25 ft on building?

I need a camera that can be controlled by a computer. I have to take shot of some irregular steel plates that have corners marked with paint. What is important is that I get a good quality picture to ...
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How to take a picture at the same time everyday?

I am currently wanting to design a system that I could leave outside permanently, and have it take a photo(or series) at the same time of the day, for a year, and then compile those into a single ...
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Camera for high volume automated shooting of product pictures

For an automated photo studio I'm going to need a camera with a image quality that is comparable to better compact cameras, especially regarding color accuracy. Setting a custom white balance will be ...
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Is there a medium format film scanner that has an automatic feed?

I have a huge stack of old medium format negatives, I want to somewhat automate the scan (there are 1000 or so!) I'm wondering if there are any medium format scanners have some sort or automated feed.
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Is there an automated way to create composites from multiple images of a moving object? [duplicate]

I have a large series of aligned images of an object in motion (camera and background stationary) I want to overlay into a single image to show the object in each frame without any alpha blending. I ...
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How can I “quickly” scan and digitize many negatives? [duplicate]

I've found a huge collection of old family photos that are the negative strips (roughly 6 pictures a strip). I had a scanner that would allow me to digitally save the photos from the negatives one at ...
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How can a camera signal an electronic device that a photo was taken?

I'd like to use an Arduino electronic board with a Nikon D7000 to automate the capturing process (i.e. rotate an object by stepper motor, make a capture, new rotation and so on). I decided to trigger ...
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How to automatically crop to a rectangle after creating panorama from unaligned images?

I used Photoshop CS6 "Photomerge" feature to stitch together 5 images I took with my Nexus 4. The images are not horizontally aligned, thus resulting in a panorama with "jagged edges" The question is ...
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Are there any method for automatically detecting dust on silver halide based film?

I'm looking for a technique that allows me to scan silver halide based film while the scanner automatically detects dust. unfortunately using a scanner featuring Digital ICE technology to ...
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automatically process raw files

are there any good products on the market that could automate processing of raw files? some intelligence would be required (akin to photoshops auto color), to adjust exposure, color balance, and ...
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How can I automate the creation of Polaroid-like images in Photoshop?

I would to create a canvas with dozens, perhaps close to 100, polaroid-like photographs strewn about it. I have the image files in one folder. In order to create the canvas, I'd have to import each ...
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Automatic vs Manual Focus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is manual focus better than autofocus? Perhaps this question has been asked before. I understand that in some cases, automatic focus cannot be used, for example, fast ...
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How to automatically identify bracketed image sets among 100s of images?

I take a lot of photos. Quite many of those (cca 50%) are bracketed ones to create HDR images later. I would like to automatically identify the bracketed sets and move those to a separate folder for ...
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CHDK - Network scripting?

I was thinking about having my Camera be able to 'auto' download images, and among other things when my Camera is connected to the Computer. I also wanted to be able to run different Scripts through a ...
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Do professionals use auto mode?

I know some amateur photographers who's been taking photos for quite some time and feel they're "cool" because they use manual settings. They also bash newbies who buy expensive DSLRs who just shoot ...
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Looking for camera control software (for Nikon DSLR) to shoot time lapse

What software is available that will let me control a camera from a computer, so I can shoot a lime lapse sequence? The camera is a Nikon D60. I am looking for freely available software. I am aware ...
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Fitting all pictures in a square canvas

I have a folder full of landscape and portrait oriented photos of a product (2000) and I need to fit all of them in square canvas. I know I could use Photoshop actions to do it in batch, but I do not ...
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Is it possible for Lightroom to automatically add keywords on import?

Specifically, I'm looking to automatically add keywords relating to EXIF data, like the camera that the picture was taken with. The reason I am interested in doing this is because some of the places ...
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Is there photo analysis software which will pre-sort images by identifying potential technical problems?

I recently went on vacation and took close to 1,000 photographs. As usual there are some good ones, bad ones, blurry ones, etc. In order to expedite post-processing, I was wondering if there is any ...
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How can I make Lightroom auto-backup to jpeg?

I have recently got an android tablet and would like to keep a copy of most of my photos from my Lightroom archive on it for showing off my work, browsing etc. Is there any way to, preferably ...
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What automatic-feed photo scanner should I use for 6″×4″ / 5″×4″ / A6 / postcard size photos?

Can you recommend an automatic document feeder (ADF) photo scanner for usual 6" x 4" / 5" x 4" / A6 / postcard size photos? I want to stack up say 25 or 30 at a time and leave it running to scan ...
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Windows-based tethered workflow and automation solution?

I'm setting up a product photography area for a client, where they have a camera (probably a Canon DSLR) tethered to a Windows laptop. The ideal workflow would be one where the client could shoot, ...
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How to programmatically control EOS 500D on linux?

I would like to control my EOS 500D shoot by program which is running on the linux platform. Is there any existing solution? I've tried gphoto2 but it does not seem to be very stable.