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Questions tagged [batch]

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

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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 photos 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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multiple image batch processing, add ruler/watermark border with dimensions? [closed]

Is there software that can batch edit multiple images to add simple border ruler/watermark with image dimensions in cm and inches? I need to do this for 1000+ images.
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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 ...
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Is there a tool to compare image EXIF data across folders, so I can eliminate duplicates?

Is there a tool that can take two folders of images files and give comparison (duplicates info) based on images' EXIF data, instead of comparing file size or file dates (which tend to be unreliable ...
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How can I batch process HDR images in Lightroom?

I have taken a series of 8 images for a 360 panoramic shot using bracketed exposure of 3. This produces 24 total images, which I would like to process in lightroom using HDR merge. Currently, I am ...
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How do I automate adding EXIF date information based on the photo's filename?

So recently i moved all my photos to Google Photo from a dropbox backup and while moving i realized i have around 1000+(out of several thousands of) photos which don't have valid created/modified date....
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How can I get a uniform white balance on a batch of JPEG images?

I have shot many photos of the same subject in JPG. Since I have shot for many hours with different light conditions the white balance is quite different for all the shots. I would like to ...
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Batch change CMYK JPG into YCbCr JPG?

I recently got a bunch of JPG photos but all are looking very strange colour wise – almost like colour negatives! My photo viewing program is saying they are all CMYK format but other ones ...
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How can I batch crop based on face location?

I've got 12,000 photos from an event where there's only one person in each photo. I need to crop these photos to apply rule of thirds. The idea of doing all of these individually is daunting and I can'...
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How can I incrementally date photos?

I have a collection of photos that have no date information. They have no Exif data, and the file modification dates are all identical. The only sequence is in the file name: image-0001.jpg, image-...
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Batch processing in Lightroom without import

I'm looking for a way to use Lightroom to mass process photos from location A to B without having to go through the whole import rigmarole. Ideally I would : create a standard profile. Point it ...
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How can I batch save images with reduced colors in Photoshop? [closed]

I'm trying to record and run a macro in Photoshop that saves images as PNG with just 8 colors. Recording the macro, I save for web, select the options I want, and hit save. But when I play back the ...
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Best program to batch compress JPGs with minimal loss?

My photo catalog is getting bigger and bigger. It's mainly my fault because in my noob years I used to export all JPGs with a 100% quality, point at which files can reach the 10mb mark or even more. I ...
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How can I adjust white balance for many photos by the same amount in Lightroom?

I own Lightroom 5 and I've been running a quite stable workflow for several years, including calibration of the monitor and the printer. In the past I printed my photos on my own and I was pleased ...
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how to convert CR2 to jpg in batches on digital photo professional 4.1

how to convert a batch of CR2 to jpg on digital photo professional 4.1 Step by step please.
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What does it mean, to copy a lens profile correction from one photo to another in lightroom?

As the title says, what happens when copying a "lens profile correction" setting from one photo to another in lightroom? Supposing I have two photos, one shot at 10mm, one shot at 20mm, both using ...
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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 set the “Pick” flag for a bunch of photos based on filename in Lightroom?

I need to re-export some old photos with different settings (quality/size/etc.). Usually that's pretty straightforward: Enable a filter to show only picked photos, select all, export. However, in one ...
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How can I automatically square-crop an image?

I have a large number of photos that I need cropped into squares, the thing is I want to crop them "intelligently" so I don't end up cropping through someone's face if tha isn't necessary. Are ...
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How can I mass cutout people from stock photos with arbitrary backgrounds?

I have pictures that are going to be used to advertise clothing for a kids clothes shop. I have a quite a large amount of photos (266 ). They are all similar to this: My job is to cut the ...
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Batch test RAW NEF File or command line utility?

I need to test all my raw NEF files to see if any are corrupt. Had a hard drive issue, and while a few folders seem fine, I found one with a number of corrupt raw files. Need to scan my entire catalog ...
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Is there a tool to check the file integrity of a series of images?

Sometimes when you're downloading an image and the connection breaks mid stream, you are left with a half downloaded image. If you try to view it you get the upper part of the image and the bottom ...