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How do I identify and create lossless HEIC image files?

.heic images, as far as I know, can be either lossy or lossless, the same as .tiff or .webp ...
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Can darktable auto enhance images, like MacOS Photos?

I am looking for an alternative to Mac Photos and have stumbled upon darktable. I've played around with it and sort of have the hang of how to select pictures in lighttable and how to edit them in ...
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What metadata fields are shown in the MacOS Preview Inspector TIFF tab?

If I view a jpg in the MacOS Preview app, I can use Tools>Show Inspector to bring up a More Info window. Its info tab (...
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In 2021, which film scanners accepting different film formats are compatible with macOS Big Sur?

With Apple's recent rollout of their new iMac line, I have been considering upgrading my 2011 computer to something more modern. However, I know that my scanner, Epson V500, doesn't work with macOS ...
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What is a great older/used DSLR suitable for use as a webcam (on a Mac)? [closed]

I am interested in getting a used DSLR to use as a webcam for my Mac (recently watched this YouTube video and like the idea!) I am not going to buy a new/expensive camera just for this, so I thought I ...
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Does an eGPU increase performance of Lightroom Classic on 2018 13" rMBP?

Using a the 2018 13" Retina MacBook Pro for Lightroom Classic. Would adding an external GPU increase performance of the Lightroom Classic application? And if so, which modules/parts get increased ...
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How can I update the firmware on my Godox gear on a Mac (OSX) or Linux computer?

I want to update the firmware on my Godox devices, but I'm not on Windows, and the G1/G2 applications from Godox, and the F1/F2 applications from Flashpoint only run on Windows. Is there a way to ...
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What is a good alternative to Adobe Lightroom on macOS?

I'm looking for a possible alternative to Lightroom for the Mac platform. I already know of Photoshop alternatives such as Affinity Photo, but I haven't been able to find a serious offering close to ...
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ColorSync found bad profile on Mac. What are the possible side effects?

Today something led me to discover ColorSync Utility under Applications > Utilities. Upon ...
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Lightroom Classic CC crashes when using another disk as home folder

The Issue I'm running Lightroom Classic CC on my iMac, and have recently split the Fusion drive into its SSD and HDD components so that system files and applications sit isolated on the SSD for speed ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

I have just started doing bracketing to shoot HDR photos in high contrast situations I am using a tool called Aurora HDR 2018 on OSX to combine three photo of different exposure to produce a final ...
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Are there image stacking (astrophotography) options on MacOS that don't involve running a Windows VM?

I am starting in astrophotography. I want to create a "non star trail/track" result similar to what you would get with software like Deep Star Stacker in Windows, but I use MacOS. Do I have any ...
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Is it possible to edit metadata of images in a Mac OS Photos library?

I recently started using the Photos app built into the Apple Mac OS. I cannot find a way to edit the images' metadata except for Title, Description, and/or Keyword. And it seems that I can only do so ...
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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 you use Lightroom and still sync images across multiple devices?

I have been using Apple Photos for some time and I use iCloud to get all my photos to all my devices. Whether I take them on my dSLR (which is usually the case) and sync them to my Mac or iPad, or ...
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How do I find RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom?

I took hundreds of photos with my camera in RAW+JPEG mode. I now wish to find them so that I can compare them, see if I really like the camera's JPEG rendering and if not, delete them. Unfortunately, ...
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How can I tether my Sony a5000 to my MacBook Pro?

I am looking to be able to watch myself film on my MacBook pro through the sony a5000 and was wondering if this was possible and how? Thank you
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Any idea why my Canon 7D and Mac OS X 10.11 can't communicate using EOS Utility v.2.6?

I have a Canon 7D that I sometimes use for shooting video. I've been using a flat profile for a while and it works pretty well. I'd like to give the Cinestyle profile a try, but I can't seem to ...
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Photo Management for multiple Apple Computers

I am looking for a photo management solution that I can use on both my Mac Mini and Mac Book Air. As with everybody I have a stack of photos, certainly more than is feasible to store on my MBAs 128GB ...
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Creating a digital photo with an exposure of EV -2

On a MacBook computer running OSX, is there an app I can use to create a digital photo file with an exposure of EV -2 ? I'm looking for something that will simulate the bracketing function of a ...
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How do I keep Lightroom working together on two Macs?

I have two Macs: an iMac with a 1TB SSD and a MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD. My goal is to keep the masters on the iMac (where all the pictures are right now, the MacBook is being shipped to me right ...
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How can I do incremental backups of my Lightroom library?

I'm already backing my entire computer (Mac) up to an external drive using Time Machine but I have a fireproof hard drive that I put my most critical documents onto, as well as my photo library. The ...
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GP-E2 - device not found

I've got a GP-E2 for my Canon 5DS-R and it works great, adds all the GPS data onto each image (though some locations are way off so need to change them), but I also used the GP-E2 for tracking my ...
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What would cause a green color shift in the same photo between my Mac and my iPhone?

I just finished editing a picture and saved it in JPG on my Mac, which look perfectly fine. I sent it to my iPhone and the color completely shifted and look dull. I was wondering what could make such ...
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How can I load images from second internal HD in Darktable on a Mac?

Since Aperture has stopped development, I have sought an open source alternative for my workflow. I am interested in Dark Table, but I can't navigate to my second internal HD. The file picker doesn't ...
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Geotagging a series of photos from a kmz file

I am looking for a fast and easy way of processing a kmz file (containing many kml's in one folder) to cross-reference the timestamp with that of a series and photos and fill in the missing geotag ...
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Can Lightroom CC be sandboxed (Mac)?

I really hate what Adobe does to my computer, putting files in many places, and I would really like to have a sandbox version of Lightroom, like the one that sold in the App store before Lightroom 5 ...
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DNG converter doesn't convert, Photoshop CS2 doesn't open DNG

I am working on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) with Photoshop CS2. I want to open RAW files from a Sony-RX100. The Adobe help page says I need the DNG converter 7.2 to convert RX100 RAW files into DNG. To ...
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For maximizing photo adjustment performance, which hardware upgrades matter most? [duplicate]

I do a lot of photo editing on a 13" Macbook Pro. When making photo adjustments I spend a lot of time waiting for the image to re-render. I'm wondering which hardware upgrades will have the greatest ...
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Adobe Lightroom Slow after Installing Develop Presets

After installing all VSCO Film Presets on 2 different Macs on Mac OS Mavericks(using Lr 5.4), I've noticed constant hangs and some slowdowns when using it. Prior to installation, software was pretty ...
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RAF (Fujifilm RAW) preview on a Mac

Is there a way to see the preview of the RAW files from my Fuji X10 (extension .RAF) while I use Finder on my MacBook? Photoshop CS6 correctly opens these files but I must open them one by one...
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Stacking photos for moon movement [duplicate]

I took many pictures of the lunar eclipse from last week with a stationary camera and now I want to merge them so I get something like http://wordlesstech.com/2011/06/26/eclipse-over-the-acropolis/. ...
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Picture appears dark after editing in Mac

I have been using a Macbook Pro [2011 model] lately for Photo editing [mainly wildlife/nature]. I found the photos which looked good after editing[Photoshop CS5] in Mac were dark when viewed in other ...
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Will there be any differences which affect photography when running Windows on a Mac?

This might not be the best place to ask, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if there might be a difference in screen quality on my iMac when I'm in bootcamp Windows or OSX. The reason I ask is ...
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Why does Spyder4Pro calibration of Seiki Monitor look odd?

I just added an external 4k Seiki SE39UY04 3840x2160 monitor to an early 2013 Mac Book Retina Pro laptop and got the DataColor Spyder4Pro calibration tool. After running a full calibration, I see ...
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How to get fast access to RAW data from 3 different Macs? [closed]

I run a photography studio with 3 Mac Computers and 3 users all having to access RAW photos at the same time. Currently, all RAWs are on one Mac Pro and shared over a gigabit network. The problem is ...
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Transferring pics from my Fujifilm XF1 to mac and iPad

I've just bought a Fujifilm XF1, and I need to buy a SD card for it. I'm currently transferring the images from camera internal memory to my mac, via USB cable. 1. Can I do the same even when my ...
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Lightroom 4.4 - on synchronizing folder, LR says photos are missing but are not, and requests remove + re import?

I recently discovered that when I try to "synchronize a folder" in which I have added new photos to (CR2 raw files), this pop up shows up in Lightroom 4 (Mac): It says that my images in that ...
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Why is my SDHC card not recognized in the camera or PC after being used with a Raspberry Pi?

I have a Sony Class 4 SDHC Card SF-16C4 that I had been using in a Raspberry Pi and re-formatted as MS-DOS (FAT) and exFAT with disk utility on my Mac and tried it with a Cannon Powershot A560 and a ...
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Consolidate photos and eliminate duplicates? [duplicate]

I have a client who is having a lot of trouble managing his photos. He has multiple copies in multiple Aperture and iPhoto libraries, imports from old PCs, etc. What I'm looking for is a piece of ...
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How do I speed up Apple Aperture?

For my photo post processing software, currently Aperture is my program of choice. However it is extremely slow with my computer. I consider myself having a decent piece of hardware. I'm using the ...
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How do I process photos on a Mac so they look right on Windows computers?

Apple computers use another color profile different than the one used by Windows. Therefore, images are displayed differently in a Mac computer than in a Windows machine. Processing a picture in ...
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Most effective lossless compression for sending RAW (CR2) images over the internet from OS X

I am looking for a compression software to work on folders full of RAW (CR2) files with the following characteristics: Lossless Excellent compression ratio (>70% would be nice) Reasonable compression ...
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Best way to move photos to another drive (Lightroom)?

My wife uses Lightroom for her Photography business. Her main drive is filling up and I installed another drive into our Mac Pro to be used as an archive. She has groups of files (Weddings, since ...
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How can I capture images from two cameras simultaneously, directly to my Mac?

I am looking to use this feature for two purposes: scanning books (one camera pointed at each of a pair of pages), and for stereo 3D photography. I would like to be able to preview and capture photos ...
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A good library-less photo manager for Mac?

I am looking for a photo manager that would be clean and simple and most importantly, would allow me to simply browse directories on my drive and view photos there directly without the concept of "...
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Photo Management software which stores Profile / Bio Info

Looking for photo management software to do the following: Image or multi images with the capability of adding bio/info for each profile. For example lets say we have a model, and would like to have ...
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How to safely disconnect Canon EOS camera from Mac?

I just started using my Canon 500D camera with a Mac. I was expecting to see a new external drive appear in Finder, which I could eject when I need to safely disconnect the camera from the computer. ...
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Is there an quicker method (script/plugin) to export sidecar JPEG from Lightroom?

When I import RAW+JPEG in Lightroom I uncheck the option "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" because I don't like the clutter this causes. Sometimes I do want to have a sidecar ...
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How can I get Canon 6D's RAW format to work in OS X Lion?

I recently got a Canon 6D, and though it says that OS X Lion has native support for its RAW format, iPhoto reports that the file format is unknown. It works fine using Adobe Lightroom, but it would be ...
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