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When shooting RAW + JPEG , is there a way to delete the raw files without deleting the corresponding JPEG, without having to hook it up to PC/laptop?

I am using a Nikon D5600, and many times i am shooting in situations where i do not have a laptop/pc handy. I want to be able to see in camera all the photos i have taken. This needs JPEG as, all RAW ...
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Can I get a spreadsheet to rename my photos/edit metadata? [closed]

Disclaimer: I have some details to work out still for this workflow—I am not asking for a complete solution from you all. At this point I am mainly looking for info on interoperability and feasibility....
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is there photo management software that includes tagging and fuzzy dates?

I've been scanning family photographs and am looking for a way to organize them. I'd like to set them up in photo organization software where i can set tags and add dates. Preferably, I'd like the ...
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How can I sort images in a folder based on content similarity? [closed]

I know there are a lot of questions that seem like duplicates on this site, but the ones I have found don't match what I am looking for. I am looking for a desktop app, python script or similar that: ...
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How to “manually” sort items in Digikam

Digikam includes the option to sort files in an album by "manual and name" or "manual and date." However, I haven't been able to find any way to "manually" reorder files. ...
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Why did I lose my NEF files, and could only find small JPEGs in their place in the Recycle Bin?

All of a sudden lots of my NEF files were gone. After finding them in the recycle bin they turned out to be NEF jpg. files... Yes, both! and only 72 dpi, sometimes not more then 88 kb. I have no idea ...
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Family Photos System Strategies

I'm sure folks here have a good approach to photo storage/processing and backup. I'm a dad with 4 kids and lots of family photos. I had my first digital camera in 1996 and have pictures stretching ...
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How can I rename a large set of photos using their modified date?

My problem is a little bit different from the other that I've seen here. The thing is that I have for example: DSCF0001, DSCF0002 and so on, as filenames with modified dates 2020/01/01 , 2020/01/02 (...
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Converting old photos to JPEGs in Lightroom?

This is a question about photo management in Lightroom Classic - I pretty much know what I'd like to achieve, but I'm bit uneasy to experiment, knowing how flimsy and buggy LR can be. As such, I'm ...
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Deleting photos in Lightroom

I have taken a few months worth of photos, imported them into Lightroom so that all the photos of a given day are in a folder, and edited a small fraction of the photos. My drive is filling up, so I ...
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How to find photos that do not have any keywords assigned to them in Adobe Bridge?

I'm trying to organize my archive using Adobe Bridge. In one step I messed and moved some untagged photos to another folder that all its photos are already tagged. These photos are parts of my ...
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Why is my lightroom volume split into two entries?

I'm using Lightroom Classic 8.4.1, but this problem also appears in version 7. I'm on a Mac running the most-recent version of Mojave due to stability concerns with Catalina. My photo collection ...
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Photo organisation and archiving in a household with multiple devices

I freely admit that this has probably been asked a million times, but I'm going mad so sorry I'll ask it again. Situation My situation is drawn in below graph: link to graphviz code My wife and I ...
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Metadata “keywords” or “descriptions” for non-controlled-vocabulary search terms?

I have a bunch of unorganized scanned family photos. I want to add metadata to make them more searchable. I thought I'd mostly use the IPTC keyword field (because I don't have a need for well-written ...
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Move unpicked (not in a collection) files in Lightroom to backup drive

So I can easily create a smart collection of files that I didn't put into a collection, and that collection includes 90-95% of the photos in my catalog. I was wondering if I can leverage that ...
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How to create labels for SD Cards [closed]

I'm looking for a good way to make labels for SD cards. I'm thinking something involving a label maker so that I can cover up the label with the brand that most SD cards have. However, beyond just ...
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pyRenamer does not rename some Huawei P20 images

I'm using pyRenamer for many years without problems. Now I have some images from Huawei P20 camera and pyRenamer does not rename approx. 10% of the images. Instead of Date and Time, I get underline ...
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Event Photography, Online Password Protect Each Photo

I am not sure of any other way to give each client their digital copy right away while still at the event. I have been hired to do several events next month. I will be photographing a hundred or so ...
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Organize photos for many overlapping projects

I am working with a larger collection of photographs (~10,000) for my PhD thesis (in biology) and I am currently struggling with the organization of these. Sorry, if this question is in the wrong ...
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What open and free software to use to manage large collection of photos?

What is the best software to manage photos? I know this is a question which has been asked in the past, but I want to add two constraints: Open format. If in 50 years someone wants to look at the ...
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exiftool - rename using model only - not maker

I want to rename my files to include the camera model, but the full tag includes the make as well. exiftool.exe -d %Y-%m-%d_%H%M%%-c.%%e "-filename<${model;}_$CreateDate" -r DIRECTORY Creates: ...
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How can I rename files to match their EXIF “created date”?

I have around 3000 jpeg photos all with names like "DSC_0596". The metadata has the date the photo was created, which would be much more useful. Is there a way to extract the date from the metadata ...
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How can I share and edit images in my library across multiple devices with Lightroom Classic CC 2019?

I'm pretty new to Lightroom Classic CC. I've used Lightroom CC for some time and this wasn't an issue, because the images were stored in the Creative Cloud. However for some reasons I've decided to ...
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Is there a way to determine if two photos are identical, ignoring relative differences in image sizes?

Is there a reliable way to determine if two or more photos are the same, regardless of relative image size differences?
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What's the best way to share photos with a client?

I found some answers here, but they seem a bit dated (thus I'd argue this isn't a duplicate). Currently, I create a private gallery on my website where I post the finished images, but the website ...
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How to handle RAW file storage across devices in Lightroom?

The Issue I'm trying to figure out if there is an established way of managing RAW files across devices when using Lightroom. I am aware of Lightroom's cloud sync, but unless I'm misunderstanding how ...
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How can I delete files previously removed from Darktable?

I've been removing unwanted images from Darktable by pressing the Del key. I just learned that this isn't deleting the images from my hard drive, only removing them from the Darktable database. How ...
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Sharing rating between Digikam and Rawtherapee

I've been using Rawtherapee for post processing for a short while, and, even though I've been able to adapt well my workflow to it, I've found that having to look through most of the photos I took ...
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Add EXIF rating to NEF file

I shoot with a Nikon in RAW, which creates Nikon's NEF files. I wanted to rate these (from 1-5). Currently I use ApolloOne on macOS (due to its performance and ability to view both JPEG and RAW files ...
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Finding photos taken in class

I'm trying to organize my photographs by day of week and time of day taken. For example, if I have a math class from 10:00AM-12:00PM every Monday and Wednesday, I want to move photos taken in that ...
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What is a resolution unit?

Please note, I'm not asking what resolution is! I've processed a raw image and exported from Photoshop, and I've just noticed something in the image details that I've never seen before (I don't think)...
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How are image files and sidecar files associated?

I'm trying to understand how sidecar files are logically associated with their respective photo files. As far as I can tell, both Apple and Adobe save nondestructive editing information in XMP files, ...
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Processing on one drive and storing on another

My wife is an intermediate photographer that uses the latest Lightroom license package. The program is installed on our main hard drive. I have a new SSD for her to do her processing and a large ...
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Timeline view: App to browse photos by date/time located in multiple folders?

This may be a trivial one -- I am looking for an application (Windows or MacOS) in which I can browse my photos by date/time (taken/created), even though they do not necessarily reside in the same ...
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How can I handle smartphone and SLR photography in one library available in the cloud?

I think I'm quite average when it comes to picture taking. Both me and my wife use our smartphones to take pictures and film video snippets of ourselves and our son. But I also use a SLR camera on ...
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Is there a photo management software with scripting? (besides Lightroom)

I am looking for photo management software with scripting integrated. I cannot find anything so far besides Adobe Lightroom. Does anyone know if there is an alternative existing? With the scripting I ...
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Photo filename convention: why not including time? [duplicate]

Filenames of photos stored on a camera's memory card follow the Design rules for Camera Files systems. They are merely counters with a prefix, e.g. DSC_, DSCF_, IMG_, ... and files are stored in a ...
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How to separate different subjects images automatically?

We take photos of fashion items (shoes, bags, clothing, accessories), hundreds per day. Each product can has a different number of images (from 3 to 10). Right now, the image name is incremental (0001....
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Is there a photo service that allows to upload preserving folder structure

This might be not strictly a photography question. But I imagine that someone had this problem before. I have quite large collection of digital photos organized in folders. Some of those are uploaded ...
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Why do I have many duplicate files after importing a backup into Apple Aperture, and how can I fix it?

My old MacBook Pro died and I had to buy a new one, a 2016 model. Now I know that Apple has end-of-lifed Aperture, but I'm still using Aperture 3. But when I imported the Aperture Library from the ...
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Recommendation: Tool for import files/folder - that doesn't duplicate duplicates

I need help finding a way of archiving my photographs. My requirements are very few: I want to copy/move a set or files or a folder into my photos-folder where i have subfolders named "yyyu-mm-dd" (=...
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Simple Tool or script to sort in folders and by date RAW images in linux?

I'm taking a lot of RAW photos lately and I need a simple but convenient way to organize them. I saw a lot of tools to sort JPG images using EXIF informations, but none of them actually works with RAW ...
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Using Photoshop Organizer with Amazon Prime Photos

I’ve read Amazon’s Prime Photo service advertised as an unlimited photo storage service. They allow you to save RAW files, which addresses the shortfall of many other online storage services. Has ...
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Should I tag, sort in folders, or rename my images for organizing them? [closed]

I have tons of images across my physical drives and unfortunately because I was inexperienced, I have saved them using a very poor method of file management (which is making lots and lots of ...
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Why is my external drive missing from Picasa?

I have an external USB drive plugged in, but Picasa is not displaying that drive in "Folder Manager", and as such I'm unable to scan and view the photos on that drive. Is there anything I can do to ...
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Manufacturer DCIM folder format

I'm pretty sure I used to have a camera that would create a different folder each day (I think it used the day-of-the-year as the three digit code), which I think is a great idea, but can't remember ...
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How do I name images by barcode as I am photographing? [duplicate]

I need to create a system whereby I can scan a barcode and every picture taken after that code is scanned is sequentially named with that barcode and then when the next barcode is scanned, the images ...
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Verifying the integrity of your library

After reorganizing my image collection I moved a bunch of photos between different hard drives. While copying, I did get error messages. Fortunately, I had made multiple copies before doing the ...
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Lightroom 6 - suggestions on how organize pictures [closed]

I'm using Lightroom mostly to organize pictures. Mainly they are so divided into Lightroom (and so on disk): Root Folder 2014 Event01 Event02 2015 Event01 Event02 2016 Event01 (...) Until here ...
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How can I tag my images online?

I have hundreds of gigabytes of family photos on my hard disk at home. What software will allow me to not only browse those online wherever I am, but most critically allow easy tagging via a web ...