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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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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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What editor he uses for this effects? Thanks

What photo app or editor he uses that have this kind of effects thanks in advance.
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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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Image data processing app [closed]

does anyone know if there is a software that I could use for reading camera settings and raw information such as aperture, iso, shutter speed and or what edits have been made on an image, which was ...
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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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Templates for Album Creation

I have nearly 200 photos and would like to create album by mixing the photos. Any open source or freeware which has templates in creating albums so that we can go for printing directly once the album ...
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Computer software to find duplicate photos [duplicate]

My name is Aviv and I looked a lot and I didn't find a really good computer software to locate and delete duplicate photos. Let me explain my self even more, today with our technolegy everyone can ...
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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 ...
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Software for overlaying pictures [closed]

I want to take many photos of the same object and overlay the pictures to bring out the object more. What applications will help me do that? What I'm trying to get pics of are deep space objects ...
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Is there a program that could analyze the “real” resolution of an image?

Let's take image A: 2560*1920 pixel image in perfect focus. Sharp as a razor. That's 5 Mpix. Let's take image B: image A resized to 5120*3840. It's now a 20 Mpix file, but there's no new data in the ...
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How can I losslessly extract 2D image from a stereoscopic JPEG?

I have some JPEGs captured from a Nintendo 3DS via Miiverse and would like to optimise them for the web. The images are 2D but stored as a stereoscopic JPEG, so each file ends up containing the same ...
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How can I speed up Lightroom when working with files on a NAS?

Are there any settings in Lightroom that help make the experience working with files stored on a NAS (and accessed over WiFi) any better? I know that the bottleneck is the speed of WiFi between the ...
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Appropriate settings for a passport photo using a Nikon D3100?

I recently received a Nikon D3100 as a gift. My main interest is capturing images of parts of my body for dental imagery, personal 'snaphots' (yes I know a bit unusual with an actual camera), human ...
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What photo characteristics work best with facial recognition software?

I have teams that are doing surveys and taking photos of respondents (in and around their homes, often outside) with permission to take and use these photos for facial recognition. We're complying ...
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OM-D file protection locks up camera, 2012 bug still there?

Back in 2012, Ming Thein wrote a note that his OM-D locked up when the following sequence of actions was taken: Set to Continuous-L, 4fps, RAW. Play back a file Press the Fn1 button to zoom ...
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Undoing clone stamping

Is it possible to unclone stamp a picture. For example if you have a picture that has been cloned stamped over someone's face in the picture is there software that can unclone stamp it or predict and ...
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How can I make Lightroom always backup on exit without the dialog asking everytime?

I've found many answers for how to disable the backup dialog, but they all involve turning off backups (like this one). I want Lightroom to always backup the catalog upon exiting, but I want to set ...
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GraphicConverter 10.x - what is “image verification”? What does it do?

I use GraphicConverter 10.x from AppStore. What is image verification? What does it do? Why does it needs so much CPU? I use MacBook Air.
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Why are histograms in Entangle and RawTherapee so different?

I've made a photo in Entangle, and then opened it in RawTherapee. When comparing the histograms, I noticed that they are very different. See the screenshot: Here we can see a deep dip in G and B ...
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Best software for cataloging photos? [closed]

I'm really looking for an alternative to Windows Live Viewer, since its light image editing, read meta data and assign ratings easily was great, but I don't know of any way to get it run anymore since ...
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How do I open and edit a RAW image from a board-mounted CMOS sensor?

I have a CMOS sensor mounted on a board that can capture photos in RAW and JPEG formats. The JPEG images are fine and work as expected the issue is when I try to work with the RAW images. I am ...
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How to make Lightroom fully utilize CPU when building standard previews?

When adding photos to a catalog Lightroom 6 goes through it's usual building of standard previews. As Adobe designed this process to run in the background leaving you with enough resources to work at ...
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Do different software programs store meta keyword tags differently?

I run a popular sports photography site, and allow photographers to upload photos and then tag them to make it easier for the competitors to find their individual photos. Some photographers find it ...
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Will Photoshop run on Linux? [closed]

I have installed Photoshop on linux using wine. It's crashing again and again. Is there any way to use Photoshop on linux?
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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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New photo/video loop app seen on instagram, what is it called?

I saw an brand new iPhone (possibly Android too) Video/Photo app when I was browsing Instagram. Unfortunately I didn't like any of their pictures or their instagram promo page for the app. The app ...
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Can OSX Finder display a JPG file's “date created” matching the date the photo was taken?

In OS X Finder, I would like Finder to display a JPG file's "date created" that matches the date that the photo was taken rather than the last date that the photo file was manipulated.
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Batch edit exif datetime of a period of time

I'm looking for a tool that enables me to edit the EXIF date and time of multiple images over a specific period of time. For example, the first image should have time 09:00 And the last image should ...
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Batch rename ImageDescription with Pattern for multiple JPEGs

I used IrfanView to rename holiday pictures from my girlfriend and myself to get them in order. I could arrange them and use pattern to add numbers infront of the filenames. The pattern I use for ...
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In darktable, how can I get a particular basecurve preset to be applied automatically?

I'm using darktable (which I love!) for processing raw photos from a Canon EOS 6D on Ubuntu 16.04. It seems that when I open a raw image in the darkroom and go to the basecurve module which has been ...