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Batch processing is the automated editing of photos or metadata through the use of scripts or recorded actions.

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Finding images that have GPS tags

I have a rather clumsy and inefficient way to do this with exiftool, find, etc., but maybe there's a better way … I have more than 24 thousand images, from several different devices.  I'd like to make ...
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Batch crop many images to certain ratio

I have over 2000 picture of various subjects and artworks that I want to crop to certain ratio depending on the closest defined aspect ratio. The ratios I need are 1:1 and 7:5 and 1:3 They can be both ...
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How to batch edit photos with digiKam and have a preview?

I am not a professional photographer so I do not know the proper terms for many things, I apology myself for this. I will pose my question with an example. I have a set of pictures in digiKam: They ...
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GIMP: How to apply the same processing to multiple photos

In Photoshop, the same sequence of processing on layers of each image in a batch can be applied to those multiple images by using File > Automate > Batch > Action then select the group of ...
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Copying all photos with EXIF Rating >= 4 using ExifTool

I have used EXIF's Rating interval for ranking photos in my collection. My photo collection is organized in directories in the form YYYY/YYYY-MM-DD Description/Filename.jpg, e.g. 2020/2020-12-31 New ...
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How to fix exposure in a batch of images?

I took a timelapse last night, using flash. It's around 300 frames and it was taken in manual, 1/60th, ISO400, f/2.8. But all the images have slight exposure differences due to my strobes. I ...
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Open Source way to batch reduce export quality?

In Photoshop, we have actions, we can record macros and replay it on other images. One of the options I liked was that we can control the image quality when exporting jpgs. I have stopped using ...
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How to insert a pause in Photoshop batch process?

I am editing photos with a batch process in Photoshop with autosave turned off. When I go through the photos, I cannot actually preview the changes because it closes too fast. Is there a way to tell ...
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Change EXIF and/or Creation date based on folder name

I have lots of photos with non-existent exif dates where the write date is not correct. The original dates disappeared during a hard drive replacement. But they are in folders with the correct date. ...
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How to make a JPG files DCF compatible? (command line)

At the moment I use Sony’s Imaging Edge Desktop to make individual photos viewable in camera. However, this is cumbersome if there are many pictures. How can it be done from the command line? ...
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How to batch produce HDR from RAW?

Is there any opensource command-line batch tool that more or less automatically creates basic HDR images? I got only a single .CR2 shot of each position. I already tried: ufraw and realized it's dead ...
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Image Magick - altering colour levels automatically

I've been tasked with finding a way to automatically crop and colour adjust product images. The images are on a white-ish background with somewhat inconsistent lighting. Manually, we'd use photoshop ...
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How to apply identical color curves to many pictures in GIMP?

I have a few thousand images that I want to apply the exact same color curve adjustment to. Is there a way to do this in GIMP? I found this How can I get a uniform white balance on a batch of JPEG ...
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How to batch process RAW files for timelapse photography? (preferably with Python)

I have a set of 200+ RAW files that need to process for a timelapse. They were taken in a 30s time interval during sunrise. I had to change the shutter time several times to adjust exposure on the ...
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digikam: reuse edit filter for batch editing

I edited a raw photo and applied some filters (so, I can see them in "used filters" tab in image editing window). I would now like to apply the exact filters in a batch editing for multiple files, is ...
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How can I display Color Profile of every jpeg in a folder?

I need to find the color profile of every jpeg in a folder so that I can determine which ones I want to edit. Can I batch list them? I do not have Photoshop.
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Remove gradient in Lightroom with source image

I have a series of images (many, many images) that were taken with slightly uneven lighting: I also have an image of the blank white background under the same lighting: I would like to use the blank ...
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Queuing panorama rendering on Lightroom

I have a whole bunch of panoramas to render on Lightroom. The problem is that when I render one, my PC is dying and I can't really do much with it, much less continue using Lightroom to develop other ...
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Using Darktable, how to batch convert from RAW to another supported format

I've notice on other answers there are ways to use the History Stack in Darktable to batch convert a bunch of RAW images. However, since I really only want to use Darktable to export a lot of RAW ...
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How to change Date Taken based in file name?

I have a huge collection of photos from 1999 to 2019 and many of them don't have "Date Taken" registry, but all of them have the date in file name, like YYYY-MM-DD and YYYYMMDD. But when I uploaded ...
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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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How can I apply auto-levels to a series of photographs, with each photo considered separately?

I'm working on a set of photos that I want to enhance automatically. I used an action that I created by my self using the levels option of PS. Yet every single photo has its own histogram so when I ...
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Photoshop "image processor" using files of the same name but in different folders?

I am trying to batch process around 50 files. All of the files are in the same folder, so I choose that folder for the "image processor" to run in. However, I have previously processed (in a different ...
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How to match photos to reference colors in batch?

I have a photo of a paint tin and a list of images with reference colors for the color of the paint to be adjusted to. How can this be done? Can it be automated to be done in batch?
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How can I batch edit metadata?

I have around 2500 photos from different devices, most of them had synchronized timestamps and properly saved metadata. One device had no option to save a timestamp and metadata (even the filenames ...
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How to crop a set of images based on another set of images

I've accidentally switched the camera to reduced resolution and several hundreds of photographs have been stored this way. There are RAWs for these so I can re-develop them to full resolution. ...
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Is there a Windows program to edit photo time stamp in batch like in Google Photos? [duplicate]

I have 3000 photos taken this year (2017) on a camera which had the date & time set incorrectly so all these photos are stamped with a 2015 date. I would like to change the time stamp on all of ...
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Batch Aspect Ratio 1:1

I'm in need of a program that will batch out an aspect ratio of 1:1. I was able to use XnView to batch crop the white space out of my image. (example below) I need the images in a perfect square. (...
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Is there a way to batch-edit metadata in the Mac OS Photos app?

I've starting using the Photos app built into Mac OS (El Capitan). I appreciate the great integration with iOS/iPhone and iCloud. However, I'm not seeing any features that will let me make significant ...
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Is it possible to batch export all processed photos in Lightroom?

I want to stop using Lightroom and switch over to digiKam/darktable. I have about 100,000 photos in one big Lightroom catalog. Most of these have never been processed. However, I'd like to export ...
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Batch resize images to a particular ratio without cropping

I'm looking for a way to batch resize photos to a particular ratio without cropping. For example, if I have pictures with 2x3 ratio which is default for my camera and I want to print it with 5x7 ratio ...
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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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Batch rename ImageDescription with Pattern for multiple JPEGs

I used IrfanView to rename holiday pictures from my girlfriend and myself to get them in order. I could arrange them and use pattern to add numbers infront of the filenames. The pattern I use for ...
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Reducing a Multi Image Scan to separate tiff's lossless - photoshop

I looked everywhere, I cant figure this out. In this step of the process, I'm working with restoring and archiving old-film prints (with negs lost/scratched), and final process some neg/slides, all ...
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How to extract all metadata from photos in subdirectories?

I have many thousands of images within a folder and its subfolders. Each subfolder contains other subfolders. In Windows, I'm using the command line and the exiftool to extract a few pieces of ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

I have several thousand images taken with a GoPro that are upside-down. I'm looking for a way, an app really, that can flip them all, 180 degrees, in one operation. I have looked at every option in ...
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How do I convert multiple JPG images to PNG at once in Photoshop?

I have a folder that has lot of JPG files. Now I want to convert all of them into PNG files. I searched on YouTube but didn't understand the methods. Further they weren't efficient as they had to do ...
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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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Batch process for displaying date & name stamp on photos [duplicate]

I could not find a dedicated photo-editing section, hence posting here. Apologies if wrong place. Query: I have thousands of photos, which I need to show time/date/custom-text on all photos. ...
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Automate Opening Files in Photoshop Template

I'm trying to automate the process of creating a 3-photo collage. So far I've automated placing 3 photos and 'clipping' them to the right size (see below) via a Photoshop Action. My question is if I ...
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How do I standardize white-balancing in Lightroom without using auto?

I want to edit a bunch of photos at once, in Lightroom, to have roughly the same white balance (as close to neutral as possible – not any artistic tinting, or anything). I use a Canon camera to shoot ...
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Flickr: add tag to other people's photos in batch

Let's say I perform a search on Flickr, and I want to add the same tag to all the search results. Adding this tag is allowed when opening the search results one-by-one, but I cannot find any way of ...
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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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Batch image resizing [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a tool that can resize a batch of images to the largest size that keeps each one under a specified file size (preserving aspect ratio)? This would be very useful when uploading to ...
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How can I automatically apply smart cropping to hundreds of coin photos?

I am having terrible difficulty. I routinely have to photograph and then edit hundreds of coin pictures. I then by hand crop out the excess background leaving a small border around the coin. I know ...
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How do I get Exiv2 to apply metadata from a static XML file to several images?

Exiv2 seems to work quite well with batch operations by keeping any generated derivative files the same root filename with an different extension. My mission is to draw the meta information from a ...
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Bulk processing make images square no cropping

I have hundreds of product photographs for my business. Now am assigning all of those to respective product codes on my ERP. But the erp accepts only square images (1:1) something like instagram or ...
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How can I duplicate many images to black and white in a batch process?

I've just moved over to lightroom and need to duplicate a set of wedding photos in black and white. In aperture I used to duplicate them and then batch process them. I wondered how to go about this in ...
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What is the simplest way to batch crop differently sized photos?

I'm new here. I would really appreciate your help. Let's say I have a few hundred photos of a model on infinite background, shot from four different angles: front, back, side and full length. Is there ...
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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 ...