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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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how to use digikam for organizing photos, what is the benefit of using labels?

I want to organize my photo folders with currently 50.000 photos (scanned analogues and native digitals). And I dont know how I should organize it at best. Its hard to choose "good" photos ...
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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 ...
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How did Lightroom automatically find location of files after moving to a different partition?

I moved my photos and Lightroom catalog files to a different partition on my hard drive and then opened Lightroom expecting to have point Lightroom to the new location of the image files and catalog. ...
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What do the buttons do in digikam's face recognition UI?

A while back, there was a question on digikam's mailing list that unfortunately never got answered. I'd like to ask that question here. Paraphrasing, I'd like to know what happens when, after ...
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How do I delete from the disk pictures I deleted in a folder in Lightroom CC?

I imported photos into a Lightroom CC folder and deleted a lot of them, but only from the catalogue not from the disk. Is there a way to delete them from the disk, too, or do I need to sync the ...
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How to format a 4TB hard disk for photography files?

I just bought a new 4 TB hard disk for my photographies and I would like to prepare it to copy all my photos there. This hard disk will ONLY consist of photo file (CanonRAW *.cr2; >20MB each file) (...
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Why does my Pentax Optio E30 create a new folder and reset numbering each time I turn it on?

I have Pentax Optio E30 for 8 years. After counting to 9999 it started to act weird. While before it saved images in numeric order into one "100pentx" folder, now it creates a new folder every time I ...
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera? [duplicate]

I've always removed the cards from the cameras and used a high-speed good quality card reader, and find it totally strange to connect the camera via USB instead. A comment elsewhere prompted me to ...
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Should I bother organising into file system folders in Lightroom or just use metadata?

A while back I was following this method for Lightroom http://ericscouten.com/blog/2012/03/05/lightroom-technique-how-i-organize-my-catalog-and-why-2012-edition It does advocate creating folders on ...
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Bookmarking common places in Lightroom?

The Lightroom catalog shows my entire collection, as a tree of directories. If I move from one project to another, I have to navigate the tree. Then, I have to navigate back. Can I set some kind of ...
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How to rapidly select image subsets from a large collection?

I have several thousand images in a folder on my windows machine. I want to browse through them all and select for printing a subset of these - I reckon around 20% or about 400. Selecting means ...