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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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How to normalize exposure in areas of a photo ("photo to scan" look)

A client commissioned me, as an "extra" at the end of a portrait job, to take pictures of graffiti on their stairs walls. in the flat grey area there is a bird painted (censored). Setting up ...
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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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Can exiftool move images to folders, based on a timestamp?

Can Exiftool move files that have same timestamp (up to the second) to one folder? I was taking pictures with exposure bracketing in sets of 3, so they have same-second timestamps. I want to split my ...
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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 ...
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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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Bulk auto NEF → TIFF in RawTherapee?

Is there a way in RawTherapee (or another open-source app) to automatically bulk export NEFs to TIFFs using the camera's built-in options? I'd like to generate TIFFs using the exact same options the ...
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How can I sort photos/videos by its "Date modified" on Windows?

I used phockup to sort photos/videos from my phone's backup. A lot of them ended up in the "unknown" folder since they don't have "date taken". Now I want to sort files from "...
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Is there a software to automatically crop a scan of multiple images?

I want to digitize my old family albums using a scanner and there are lots of photos in them. Thus far, my method has been to scan 4 images at a time and then manually cropping them in a simple editor ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I easily convert a large number of pictures from RAW to scaled down JPG?

I have a collection of shots from the same session in RAW and want to covert all of them to JPG. Each one should have a curve applied, then be scaled and sharpened using the same settings. What is ...
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What is the best way to auto crop bulk images?

I need to scan a large volume of book covers and even though the scanner (HP) most of the time scans/auto-sizes, many are left with white/grey space on the sides. What is the best way I can automate ...
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How do I batch convert or view the XPComments in Windows Photo Viewer in another viewer?

I currently use Windows Photo Viewer to look at photos and I have typed comments into the XP Comments field in the Details tab in Properties. I would like to utilize a different photo tool, like ...
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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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Is there an easy way to convert all my photos from .NEF to .JPG for upload to Facebook?

I'm using the Adobe CS5 suite and trying to upload all of my pictures to Facebook... and .NEF files are too large to upload, any suggestions?
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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

I have 1000 raw photos that I would like to convert all to jpg. Is there a way I can do this all at once or can I only do it one by one?
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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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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 ...
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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 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 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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How to delete JPG files, but only if the matching RAW file exists?

My early (Canon G2) photos are all JPG, but when I got my Nikon D90 I initially shot in JPG, then switched to RAW+JPG, and now I would like to switch to RAW only. I have literally thousands of photos ...
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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 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 edit a collection of raw files in Darktable?

How do I batch edit a collection of raw files in Darktable? I have tried to research this, but with no luck.
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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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Is it possible to extract the IPTC information of many scans programmatically?

I have several hundred jpeg-scans of negatives. For some of these, I stored a textual description of the picture in the Caption-field of the IPTC metadata. (Whether it was a clever idea to store it ...
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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 to batch process images retaining them as PNG in Photoshop?

I need to optimize 700 images in PNG in a batch process, but Photoshop only gives me the option to optimize the images and export them to JPG, when I want to mantain the images on PNG. Is there a way ...
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Is there a free piece of software that will export metadata for a folder full of images to a table?

I have hundreds of thousands of images in a set of about 50 folders, each of the folders has a varying number of subfolders. I'd like to extract certain pieces of metadata (latitude/longitude, data/...
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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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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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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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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 batch convert photos made from some angle to frontal view?

Is there an application that would batch convert photos made from some angle to frontal ones? I know ShiftN does batch perspective correction, but I would like to automatically convert some photos of ...
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Fix photo timestamps?

I took a bunch of pictures, and when I loaded them onto my PC, I discovered the time on my camera was set incorrectly. Now this normally wouldn't be a problem...but I am combining pictures from ...
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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 ...