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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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Which software can batch-process RAW photos on Linux?

I'm interested in efficient processing of RAW photos on Linux. I've played with RAW a little, but so far I've always reverted back to JPG as I can't be bothered to spend hours doing post-processing. ...
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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 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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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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Which software could I use for periodic bulk image resizing?

I have a very large collection of images in a bunch of nested folders. I would like to run some sort of process (on a regular basis) that will sync all the images to another place in a new smaller ...
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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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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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What program can automatically resize & crop a folder of images to a certain resolution?

I'd like to take a folder of images of various sizes and have them cropped into a 600x600 grid square, cut out from the middle of the image. Is there a program that can automatically resize and crop ...
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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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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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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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Free Batch Photo Watermaker?

I want to place a small logo in the bottom of about 100 images at onces. Is there a cool, free and easy program I can download where I can do this? I basically want to place a signature watermark in ...
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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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What's a good batch-mode EXIF data editor?

I'm currently scanning a lot of old slides. The scanner I use has this annoying habit of adding "My beautiul picture" in a description field in the EXIF format. I'd like to use an EXIF editor to get ...
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How to apply settings used on one RAW to a set of RAW images in Canon Digital Photo Professional?

I am using Canon's Digital Photo Professional. Please give me solutions for Canon's DPP. I am not interesting in buying Lightroom, Photoshop, or using other applications such as the GIMP, etc. What I ...
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How to overlay date and time onto the corner of photos?

Is there any utility which will read a photo's date and time from its EXIF data and embed it into the corner of the photo?
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Batch RAW processing in Aperture 3?

Team, It takes me hours and hours and hours of manual work to do even simple post-processing changes on thousands of RAW photos taken on each vacation trip I take. I generally like to adjust the ...
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What's a good automatic way to resize square images for online printing

I have a bunch of photos I want to print at the local costco. Many of them are not the standard 4x6, 5x7 aspect ratio. When I try to print them from the costco website, it insists on cropping the ...
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What is the easiest way to strip 'iPhoto Original' and 'Faces' tags from photos?

When I switched to Macs a few years ago, I started using iPhoto to manage all of my digital pictures. I then moved on to Aperture, and now I've just gotten annoyed with the single-file-library thing ...
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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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Does Apple Aperture have a way to change the exposure of many files at once?

I'm just editing a time lapse video I shot and have to change the exposure on about 1000 files. Is there a way in Apple Aperture to batch edit files?
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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 do I equalize the background brighness level for multiple photos?

Imagine that there are 50-60 photos from a photosession. Their background color is white, and nearly every photo's background tone and brightness differs from each other. I want to equalize and get ...
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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 to bulk convert Lossless DNGs to Lossy DNG outside Lightroom?

I like the new option of "Lossy DNG" to save some disk space on some of my files. Now I want to convert a part of my existing Lossless DNGs to Lossy DNGs. Lightroom can do that for a couple, but It ...
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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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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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Can I convert raw files to TIFFs via the command line using Apple's converting engine?

I want to convert from the command line a bunch of RAW files into tiffs using the same converting engine as Apple's Aperture or Preview (in order to get the same results as from these applications). ...
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Is it possible to have exposure decrease programmatically when batch processing in Adobe Camera Raw?

I am editing a batch of about 1000 photos in Camera Raw. There are certain settings like contrast or clarity that will be the same for all of them. But with the Exposure, I would like to have the ...
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How can I apply the same action to multiple images in Lightroom?

In Adobe Lightroom's Develop mode, is it possible to apply an action to multiple images? When I select multiple images (control/shift click), it highlights those images. I then perform an action (such ...
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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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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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How can I configure the number of slides in Vuescan for batch scanning?

I am using Vuescan to scan slides in on my Epson Perfection 2450. The problem is when batch scanning the slides Vuescan thinks that I am scanning in 8 slides and not 4. Now when I scan it takes twice ...
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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 can I overlay many frames from a video into a single merged image?

I am looking for a simple way to turn a video into one image. I want each frame to be added to together to create one (over exposed) image. The point of this is I am trying to convert a video of me ...
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How should one quickly convert a large number of NEF (RAW) files into JPEGs?

Photoshop can do this but it's really really slow — it takes almost an hour to do 100 pictures on my machine. More annoying is the fact that I can't just start two instances of Photoshop and do two ...
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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...
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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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What free software can batch process HDR images?

I am looking for free software that is able to batch-process HDR images. I used a +2,-2 bracketing on my camera (so I have 3 pics taken for each position). I'm trying to create panoramic images, so I ...
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How to remove flaws from multiple images?

I have just returned from a trek that I cannot repeat. In archiving the photos I took on this trek, I realised that for one series of photographs I had something on the lens (probably yak shit). This ...
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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 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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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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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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