Questions tagged [photo-management]

The workflow involving the storage, organization, tagging, and cataloguing of digital images, particularly with software such as Aperture, iPhoto and Adobe Lightroom.

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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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What data does digikam actually share?

I am planning to switching from Lightroom to digikam as I do not like the subscription model. So far digikam looks very interesting. After reading the privacy statement I am a bit puzzled. Amongst ...
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How to organize photos efficiently (in terms of 'naming', 'tagging' and FOSS)?

I have thousands of photos in multiple directories. Any tool or idea to organize them properly will be helpful. Here is the details: I have been ignorant all along about organizing those until ...
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Workflow to find original images in library

Background: For some years I created my company webpage (tree farm) using a compromise between image quality and size generally using 300-500 pixel images. This was less than optimal for desktops, ...
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Move Album from Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic

I've been using Lightroom CC for a while now, but recently I started using Lightroom Classic as well. I know how to sync all photos from Lightroom CC with Lightroom Classic, but I'd like to add all ...
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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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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 can Hasselblad Phocus do with JPEGs?

I've started using Hasselblad Phocus (3.3.6) to organise and clean up my photo collection, and having shot primarily in JPEG, am missing the White Balance and Noise Filter menu items, amongst others. ...
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How to make digiKam use previews from darktable?

digiKam for DAM and darktable for developing images are a frequent twin. Obviously digiKam doesn't apply darktable's processing so it displays raw files (and any other) using embedded previews or own ...
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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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Which photo managers feature publish services similar to Lightroom?

Lightroom has a feature called publish services. There you can setup collections (published folders) of photos, which will be published to a folder with preset export settings. Changing a photo which ...
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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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How to enable gThumb raw support?

gThumb supports viewing raw images. I tried to view images of my new Panasonic Lumix, but gThumb displays only a generic image icon instead of a picture. Is this a problem of my gThumb installation (...
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What's the easiest way to get photos from multiple people per day?

I want to begin managing the Smugmug account of my child's summer camp. They have lots of photos every day (taken by 30 or more counselors on different types of devices).. and, they never get around ...
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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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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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Is Lightroom 6 the tool for me?

At the moment I have many folders of photos, each folder representing an occasion. The photos were mainly taken by DSLRs and are in JPEG/RAW pairs. I would like to have some better way of viewing and ...
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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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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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in Lightroom, how to search only B&W photos?

I've got a Lightroom library containing only raw files. Some of them are b&w tiff scans or b&w dng files (that I converted from tiff). Now simple task: Search my library for just b&w (...
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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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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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Is there software to integrate photos stored in different cloud solutions with my local collection?

I'm looking for a photo management solution for windows or linux which is capable of managing my local collection and integrate the photos wich are stored on different cloud services (picasaweb/google,...
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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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Online gallery software that has good integration with lightroom 6 [closed]

I'm looking for online gallery software that has good integration with lightroom 6. My prerequisites: Easy publishing from within Lightroom 6 with e.g. a plugin software should be installable on my ...
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Is there a software tool to detect and delete image derivatives?

I am doing hard drive recovery for a friend and the drive is full of thumbnails & crops from face recognition in addition to original images. Is there a software tool (and preferably freeware) ...
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Can digiKam find images without face tags?

I use digiKam (currently version 4.10.0) to manage my photos, and would like to add face tags to images. For images with no tags yet, no problem: I can tag the faces when I tag the images. For images ...
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Photo management software that does not store information in its own library file [closed]

I would like to manage my photos such that they all get uploaded to an always-on server. That server then renames the files based on date the image was taken, and files away the images in a folder ...
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Online photo management for non-profit organization

I'm looking for photo hosting for a nonprofit I work with, and it looks like most sites are tailored towards individual or professional photographers, not for groups of people. We run a summer ...
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Creating “Smart Folders” on the hard drive based on photo IPTC metadata?

I use IPTC metadata for tagging and rating my images. I'd like to create folders on my hard drive containing collections of photos based on the metedata (e.g. 5-star photos in 2015). This would be ...
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PS Elements vs Lightroom for image management

If I acquire Lightroom to use with my PS Elements program, should I move my database to Lightroom? I have used PS Elements for many years (currently PSE 12) and have a 40,000 image database. I Have ...
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Creating a master photo archive - importing photos and detecting duplicates

I have 15 years or digital photos and I am in the process of creating a 'master archive'. The photos are spread across multiple HDDs with different folder structures, with many duplicate photos. I ...
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Software to manage imports under Linux in addition to Corel After Shot

I am an interested beginner in photography using Ubuntu 14.04. At the moment I am testing Corel After Shot Pro 2 because it seems to be quite full of features compared to its price. I make my photos ...
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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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How to view a thumbnail for each lightroom folder in a catalog?

I'm trying to convert from Aperture to Lightroom. The first thing that does not make sense to me is how do you get an overview of your entire library (called catalog in lightroom)? In aperture, this ...
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How to prevent deleted photos from appearing again when importing from camera?

I use Adobe Lightroom. I import photos daily from the camera, carefully go through the large number of photos and delete (from the PC) the ones I don't like. However, the next time I import from the ...
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How do you manage your less-than-perfect photos?

If I post pictures on G+ or Picasa for my parents, they complain that they want only to see the best shots - not all of them. I don't want to have 2 folder trees for primary and secondary photos. Is ...
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Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database

In my search for a perfect photo management application (I know :) I've been doing a bit of comparison between the few applications that seem attractive to me feature / cost wise. One of the more ...
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Photo management software [duplicate]

Recently, my collection of photos from the past years has jumped over the limit of 7 Gb. And it is starting to be increasingly difficult to maintain, or to search through, so I've decided to invest in ...
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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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Photographing archive functions with custom naming option

I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me find a solution to a problem I'm having. At work we hire out items of equipment, as part of the process we take photographs of the items and ...
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Advantages of single vs multiple Aperture libraries?

I have nearly 15 years of digital photos scattered about that come close to 200GB. I bought Aperture last year, but have only now decided to tackle consolidating all these photos. I think I know how ...
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How best to manage multiple virtual copies of an image in Lightroom?

in the process of improving a photo, I often end up with lots of virtual copies (eg. I apply some basic adjustments, then create 3 copies to experiment with, then choose one of these and create a few ...
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Software application(s) for organizing a large number of old pictures [duplicate]

I have about ~40,000 files (~200 GB) of photos on the hard drive (JPG with metadata, from different cameras). I used to use Picasa before, but when I had to switch to a new computer a few years ago, ...
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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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Comparison list of tagging & editing methods in photo management software

I am looking around for a photo management solution. I understand that some photo managers store tags in the photo themselves whilst some use an application specific database. I also understand that ...
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Are there software that search your photo gallery given a photo file?

Suppose you have a folder full of photos that you have taken. The folder contain many photos such as flowers, birds, animals and all kinds of things. Are there software that when a user give it a ...
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LR Moving pictures from computer

In an attempt to try and organize my pictures I moved them into one folder LR4 using LR to do this. It also helped eliminate duplicates. But what it also did was I forgot I had the logo checked. So ...
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How can I share rating metadata between Aperture and PhotoMechanic?

Is it possible to have enable editing photo metadata (keywords, rating, stars, color) in both Aperture and Photo Mechanic if the files are stored in Aperture as "referenced" files? I did a quick test,...
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Tool for organising my photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What software is focused on reviewing and organizing images? Each year I do a long trip in my holidays and take loads of pictures. And each year I have the same problem of ...