Questions tagged [software]

Software is inherently required for digital photography, and opens up options for post-processing film as well. Questions related to the tools used for digital image editing, processing, organization, distribution, and presentation should have this tag.

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If a digital camera can be “hacked” in the ransomware sense, how best to protect it? [migrated]

Increasingly, I hear of hackers gaining control over digital devices for their own gain or merely to be a nuisance. I don't know but suspect that when tethered to another device such as a computer, ...
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Software for aligning multiple pictures base on a visage [duplicate]

I am looking for a software (or a script or a python library - I can write the script out of it - or whatever) which could automatically detect the eyes, rotate and zoom the individual images in order ...
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How to best catalog high-res images and scans

I'm re-organizing the catalog for my father's photojournalism career and am trying to determine what is the best practice for the archival of high-res scans (of film, contact sheets, prints, etc.). We ...
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How to transfer photographs from my camera directly to my laptop after I take the shot?

My problem is that when I look at the photograph at the camera, it will look perfect, but when I look at the computer after I remove the SD card, it is all blurred and needs to be retaken. This is ...
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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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A way to take long horizontal (scanner) images quickly (nearly instant)

Is there a way to take long horizontal images using techniques similar to a scanner NEARLY INSTANTLY In other words I want to be able to point a camera out the left or right window of my car, drive a ...
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Why does A7R II overheat? Is it solved?

The A7R Mark II is known for overheating. They seemingly released an firmware update but there are reports of it not working. Is it solved? How did they manage to fix it by an firmware update? How ...
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Nikon ViewNX-i and sidecar files

I wanted to use Nikon View NX-i to set the GPS coordinates in my raw files but it seems the data are always going to a sidecar file. I got a folder NKSC_PARAM aside of my raws with .nksc files inside ...
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How to easily separate photos, screenshots and junk images?

I have +120.000 images crowdsourced from a lot of phone and computer backups. In that stack, I have real photos and screenshots that I want to keep, but also numbers of "junk images" (almost the half ...
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Why are my stacked RAW images overexposed in DeepSkyStacker?

When I use Deepskystacker for stacking about 40 pictures (RAW) of a Galaxy (underexposed), I always get overexposed tif results. When I stack these pictures in Photoshop and use smart objects and ...
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Nikon D90 images look fine on camera but when on computer both NEF and JPEG look yellow

The NEF files look normal when using windows photo viewer, but on the same monitor the JPEG that the camera has converted looks yellow. If I view the NEF on different software it looks yellow also.
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Is Photoshop slow because of shortage of ram or slow cpu?

I noticed that when I'm working with spot healing tool the cursor sometimes wouldn't respond or the brush overlay would stay for few seconds before applying the adjustment. My question is this ...
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What type of postprocessing gives the effect of people standing out against a flat-seeming background?

Below are real photographs, I was present when they were shot. The photographs were taken between 12:00 to 14:00 on a slightly overcast day. The photographer may have taken many frames. What ...
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How to get focal length data from proprietary file formats (CR2, ARW, etc)? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to read the equivalent of EXIF data (focal length, camera make, etc) from RAW file formats, preferably with javascript. I've managed to read EXIF from JPG's, but there don't ...
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Did Canon remove the possibility to read the shuttercount?

So, I just saw this question and it got me thinking of something I stumbled upon recently. Whenever I get a Canon camera in my hands, I read out its shuttercount using gphoto2 on Linux. What I do is ...
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Opening NEF files on windows initially open file but then change contrast

I have a strange issue with Windows 10 When I open .nef files they load fine. However after a second or two the contrast changes noticeably. I tried Windows 10 Photos and Picasa Image Viewer. What ...
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How best to remove directional motion-blur from photos (on Linux)? [duplicate]

I took some photos of the moon last night. I wanted good color without a lot of noise, so used ISO 100 and a long exposure (10 seconds with a 400mm lens). I have a good tripod and head and used a 2 ...
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Does EOS utility fully work with other (non canon) lenses?

I only used canon lenses with EOS Utility before and now I'm looking to buy a new sigma lens. My question is: would fine focus adjustments when shooting tethered still work with other lenses? Edit: ...
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Software for batch-watermarking photos?

I've been moving toward publishing my photos online and due to copyright concerns I want to put watermarks with my logo on my photos (mainly I just don't want people stealing my photos and claiming ...
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Software with GUI to edit a .CR2's metadata

I have happily been using Microsoft's Pro Photo Tools for about 10 years to batch-add keywords, location etc. to my CR2 files. Late last year it stopped working and from what I see it is a problem ...
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Calculate the distance of an object in a picture? [duplicate]

I'd like to know the distance between the camera and the object, just by looking at the object height (pixels) or it's width and the real life dimensions. Here is a formula we can get on the internet: ...
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how to scan old photos with minimum degradation

I have a bunch of typical sepia color fading old family photos. I am going to scan then with Epson software at 600 DPI, 24bit colour, Tiff format, unmasking on, original target size, autoexposure off....
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Auto batch resize images through adding white space (i.e. not distorting original proportions)

I've got a number of photos, each of which are a different size and resolution. I'd like to make them all square - the resolution isn't critical, and can differ by photo, but each output image must be ...
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How to automate a camera to take two pictures every hour for 24 hours, with each picture spaced apart by 15 seconds?

I would like to automate a camera to do what asked in the title. The camera will be in a fixed location looking at a colony of water fleas. I know about time lapses to take a picture every hour, and ...
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How can I automaticaly download images from a SD/CF card on a Macbook Pro? [closed]

Yesterday I bought the new 2018 15" MacBook Pro (until then I was a Windows user for more than 20+ years) and installed all the software from Canon's EOS Solution Disk (downloaded from Canon's webpage)...
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Is there an app that shows location-specific times of sunrise, while considering line-of-sight obstructions, such as terrain?

Taking sunrise/sunset pictures at the ocean allows for photographs where the sun is placed just above the horizontal plane. This allows for "red ball of fire" pictures, such as the following by ...
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How to copy a drawn mask in Darktable?

How to copy a mask from one module to another and modify it on the second module without affecting the original mask in the first module?
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Canon auto ftp upload [closed]

Are there any Canon or Nikon camera models other than the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that can upload to ftp automatically after a photo is taken? We are trying to build a custom workflow. Currently we are ...
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Post-processing software - which one and why?

I have been a Photoshop user for several years now, a Lightroom one for over six months, I discovered darktable and today I first heard about RawTherapee. From what I understand, Lightroom is (or at ...
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How to produce a wavy effect?

What photo app or editor can be used to produce this wavy effect?
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Why won't the Capture One Color Editor expand?

I am using Capture One Pro for Sony 11.01 on a Win 10 PC. I am working with RAW files captured with a Sony Alpha 6000. No setting changes were made. When I try to expand the color editor tool, ...
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Can a blind person resize a photo independently?

I am a totally blind computer user. I encountered an accessibility barrier when I was attempting to use the site http://www.vitalchek.com/ to order a birth certificate. They require you to scan or ...
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What are good sites to get software recommendations for photo management? [closed]

It isn't here. My request here has collected 4 downvotes. It isn't softwarerecs.SE In 28 days it got few view, no comments and no answers. I don't think there is another SE that would be ...
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Principles of correcting perspective in software

I am interested in photographing buildings such that the vertical lines are preserved. As shown in the image on the right. I understand that this can be achieved with a tilt-shift lens. However, my ...
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In darktable the lighttable recently defaulted to collapsed sidebars

I use darktable for my post-processing, but recently the lighttable view has defaulted to having all the sidebars collapsed. Generally speaking, I usually want them all opened up, and it used to work ...
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Are changes saved automatically in Canon's DPP 4?

After editing a photo in Canon's DPP 4, do you have to save the photo after the changes are made, or is it done automatically?
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Canon 6D CR2 Raw files don't work with Content-Aware Crop in Photoshop CC

I've been trying to use the content aware crop tool in Adobe Photoshop to fill in some simple sections of the sky or foreground when I crop an image. Even with the Content-Aware checkbox checked the ...
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Peripheral illumination correction value

In Canon Digital Photo Professional one can apply Peripheral Illumination Correction if a profile for specific lens is available. The value is adjustable between 0 and 120. Did anyone figure out what ...
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Lightroom catalog cannot be opened because another application already has it opened

I recently installed Lightroom CC 2015 6.1 on my computer, but when I start the start the software I get a dialog with the message "Lightroom catalog cannot be opened because another application ...
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Help recovering Nikon raw files (.nef) from corrupted sd card [duplicate]

I have come back from a family vacation looking forward to put my hands on this problem: I was shooting with my Nikon D600 camera and a dreadful message showed up (card err). I changed to a different ...
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There is an app or a trick to emulate Portrait Effect on non plus iPhones?

I love the "portrait effect" on my iPhone 8 Plus. Is there an app for the other iPhone models which can emulate it? I'm specifically interested in two things: Background bokeh Studio lights Here ...
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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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Lightroom Alternative That Doesn't Use a Catalog

I am looking for lightweight Lightroom alternatives that have the following features. It's fine (even preferable) if this set of features is satisfied by multiple programs working together rather than ...
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White diffuse material for vignetting calibration - would sheets of paper work?

I have the Samyang 12mm wide-angle lense, which is listed as supported in lensfun for APS-C camera, but not my Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. According to this article, I need some kind of diffuse ...
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Automatic identification of lucky images for landscape photography

I recently did a trial run for a project to photograph a certain rock climbing area from a variety of directions. I took shots at a couple of different times of day from the same spot, tried different ...
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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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What does the letter in VSCO preset name mean?

I an talking about Camer RA VSCO presets. For a given file there are several version: C - Agfa Scala 200 F - Agfa Scala 200 L - Agfa Scala 200 N - Agfa Scala 200 O - Agfa Scala 200 S - Agfa Scala 200 ...
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Lightroom: How to add superordinated keywords quickly?

I'm using LR 5.7 with a keyword hierarchy and have to tag thousands of photos quickly. Using the Shift and Cmd/Ctrl keys helps me assigning a keyword to a bunch of files at once. Sadly if I tick a ...
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Remove lightroom from second monitor

I accidentally put lightroom over both of my monitors and I cannot work out how to remove the right view. How do I make lightroom only show on 1 monitor
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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 ...