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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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Smart tagging and filtering of pictures [closed]

I am looking for a tool that would help me triage my pictures easily. I don't want to use only EXIF data but would also be interested in finding a why to apply smart filters to them. Is there a tool ...
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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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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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Where does the DSC file name prefix come from?

Without having a real problem with this, why did Nikon (maybe others too?) chose this file name prefix?
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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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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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Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?

I have a Canon 6D. The "File Numbering" setting is set to "Continuous", and for the most part, it behaves that way. However, unlike my experience with previous Canon DSLRs (e.g. my Canon 30D), there'...
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer? [closed]

I have a: dSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat a computer with internet frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of over 600 pages I ...
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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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How can I manage my raw+jpeg files?

I shoot in raw+jpeg mode. Mainly because I like to do post processing, but my wife doesn't wan't to be bothered with that. She likes to be able to take the photo and upload it to facebook without any ...
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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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Is there any way in Lightroom to sort photos from multiple days based on time of the day?

I have a folder with holidays photos (7 days). I would like to make a collection witch would sort these photos based on time of the day, without considering the day. For example, all pictures taken ...
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Cross-Platform Photo Management Workflow - from Smart-Phone/PC to Storage to Print

I am looking for a simple photography workflow. I want as much automation as possible to handle synchronization, organization, editing, and printing. I am willing to put in more work upfront so ...
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Looking for an application that will provide image matches on local machine [duplicate]

I've found a bunch of programs that will spit out a list of duplicate images. In other words, you click "Go" and it looks at everything on a drive, or in a folder, and tells you if there are any ...
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Lightroom synchronize finding all photos as new photos

I'm using Dropbox to store all my photos and use Lightroom to categorize and post process my photos. Now Dropbox apparently renamed my Dropbox folder from "Dropbox" to "Dropbox ()" recently. It also ...
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How do I prevent a Nikon D3100 from resetting the file image numbering each time?

I have a Nikon D3100. When I unload the pictures from the camera to the computer, the numbering of the file names goes back to zero. Sometimes, when they are still about the same event, I would ...
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Best way to Re-Organize my photos in Lightroom

I started using Lightroom years ago on Version 1 or 2, and back then, I told it to import my photos into a folder, and put the photos into a folder for each day (for example 2006-01-07, etc.). It ...
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How can I change the image counter on my Canon Sx240?

I use one monthly folder. My image counter was about 2300 (after a full loop... when will they use 5 digits?). When inserting my SD card to another Canon and back to mine, the image counter is now ...
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How can I show the oldest and newest image with ExifTool in Windows?

Is there any way to show the name of the oldest and the newest image in the current folder with ExifTool, based on the shooting date?
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What are some common uses for stacking in Lightroom?

In what situations does it work well? Or not work well? How do you use it to organise your photos? In what situations does "Auto-stack by capture time" work well? Note that I'm not talking about ...
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How to store photos for long term locally?

TL;DR: I am amateur photographer and looking for advice on storing my photographs locally (not on cloud/online) for long-term. Background I started clicking photos in .JPG initially but realized it'...
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How can I organise collections by date in Lightroom?

I often go walking with my camera and I like to collect the photos from each walk into a collection. I name the collection after the place I've walked, and it ultimately contains any photos I took, ...
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Moving from Light Room to Capture One/Media Pro or alternative

I've used Lightroom (LR) for the past year and I love that tool. However, I've recently looked into alternatives and the output of Capture One (CO) looks better than LR, at least for me. I wanted to ...
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How can I sort pictures in a folder based on similarity? [duplicate]

I have many duplicate photos in a folder. How can I sort the pictures in a folder by similarity? i.e., sorting not based on the file name or date, but based on similarity of image?
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What system should I use for photo management and sharing over the Internet? [closed]

This question has been asked before, but the answers are 3+ years old and nearly all of the projects referenced are gone! Basically, I want something that does everything Picasa (the Windows client ...
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Lightroom: Folder display doesn't match filesystem

I recently imported my iPhoto library into Lightroom using Lightroom's import facility. The result of that was a neatly arranged filesystem, like thus: 2012/ 01/ 2012-01-03/ ... files ...
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How can I reduce the storage space for unprocessed timelapses?

I have many JPEGs captured as part of different timelapses. I have all of them stored as they came from the camera, but it is starting to take up a lot of space. I want to keep the photos at their ...
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Darktable on multiple machines

What is the best way to organise a large photo library that needs to be accessed on two laptops (both my wife and I are editing pictures). Possibilities: store the library.db along with the files on ...
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How do you keep organized in LR?

I recently switched from Aperture to LR. I want to know what is the best way to get organized. How do you keep your file structure? I read online that some are using YYYYMMDD-Title as folders. Also, ...
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Possible to open photo straight to Adobe Camera Raw?

Is there any way to open a photo straight into Adobe Camera Raw without loading Photoshop or anything? I am trying to use my own program to browse my DNG photos and I would like to be able to open ...
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Can I copy a Lightroom catalog between computers?

I have a NAS drive where I keep all my photos, and I have just cataloged this using an instance of Lightroom which is on my laptop - 15,000 photos or so. Now I want to use Lightroom on my Surface ...
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How to reorganize folders into dated folders for picasa

I have photos in DCIM\g343asdfj Folders that have been indexed in picasa and facetagged. Now I want to move them to photos\2013-02-23 or as required by the date taken of the picture. How do I do that ...
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Photos imported into Aperture aren't showing up — why not?

I imported about 500 images into Aperture (mostly CR2, but some jpg), and for some reason they're not showing up in my library. If I right click on my library and select "Show Package Contents" and ...
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Is there a way to use Lightroom mobile to Sync only starred/picked photos in collections?

I was wondering if there's a way/plug-in to sync only photos in collections based on metadata such as flagging and/or ratings? For instance, if I have a collection of 500 images, but only 50 are rated ...
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When bracketing photos, how do you keep track of them during post?

When I download photos I often can't tell which bracketed shots go with which. How do I keep track of them during editing?
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Can Lightroom facilitate the consolidation of 2 external drives to a third?

I have two large external drives with about 2.5 TB of data. About half the storage is images and videos that I want to put on a new NAS drive/device. I don’t want to carry over junk, duplicates and ...
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Can I import photos into Lightroom from Microsoft OneDrive without downloading them directly to my HDD?

I have all my images in OneDrive. I want to import them into Lightroom 5 and create smart previews. How do I do this without downloading all the images directly to my HDD? Can Lightroom reference ...
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Why do copies of the same photo have slightly different file sizes?

I've been pulling my hair out at this task, which seems insurmountable. I have spent a lot of time consolidating all my past storage drives, and then doing it again, and now discover I have many ...
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Standards or widespread guidelines for updating of Exif or other metadata when modifying photos or other images?

I'm working on software that allows users to upload photos (or, potentially, any image). The photos are scaled to a maximum size (to save space) and as part of that change to the image I want to copy ...
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Aperture like event view in Lightroom 5

I just purchased Lightroom 5, and am making the switch from Aperture, which I've been using for the last two years, and has all of my 40,000+ images from that time frame. While I didn't realize that ...
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How do you attach asset tags to camera equipment?

For all you pros out there, how do you handle asset tags on your equipment? It seems easy to apply them to computers, notebooks, external hardrives, and even camera bodies, but how do you handle ...
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Will lightroom sync offline library changes when external drive reconnects?

I want to organize all my photos, so I copied all my folder from all my drives to a single 4TB external drive, and now I want to organize everything and remove duplicates. What’s the best way to do ...
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What software is focused on reviewing and organizing images?

If I wanted to just view, sort, and organize (via tags or folders or both), what programs are geared toward doing this quickly? I know I could do this in most any photo editor, but it's not ideal for ...
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sorting photos from every minute to every hour

I have a data base of time lapse photos that have been taken for a period of a week, but i made a newbies mistake and set the setting up for a photo every second, filled up my memory drive. Anyways ...
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How can I give an assitant rights to edit without having the possibility to download the image? [closed]

The situation is this one: we are a small photo company. We have a few people going out to shoot various assignments. When they return they hand me the memory cards and I download the images into the ...