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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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Brightness in viewing photos in Lightroom

When I edit (develop) a photo in Lightroom, the displayed image in Lightroom is brighter than the "real" photo. I deduce it in two ways: Inspecting the histogram, I see it is centered on ...
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Lightroom having problems importing old PSD files

I recently installed the newest Adobe Lightroom Classic. I tried to import an old PSD file created by Photoshop CS5. Lightroom does not succeed in importing it. How to solve this?
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Fake image so confuesd real or not

Hi I received a photo from a friend who claimed she was at venue.The venue sould of had more ppl where there was no one the barman looks very small against what seems to be a large head of someone. I ...
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How to view images from diskette containing .IDC files from the late 1980s?

I had a friend send me five 3½-inch floppy disks containing .IDC files. The dates on these diskettes indicate they were taken in 1989. These diskettes are all structured the same, as they contain ...
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Migrate from Apple Photos to darktable

all. Is there already a way to migrate from Apple Photos to darktable? I know it's possible to read from an Apple Photos database with AppleScript and that Lua has a Lua scripting API, so if there isn'...
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Why does Lightroom CC Library Module adds grain and/or texture to certain of my images that is not present in the Develop Module?

I've seen a few posts about the lightroom Library Module having a change in colors from the Develop Module because of the different color space they use but in my case it's more a question of Noise ...
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Is it possible to determine elevation angles from a photograph?

I need to know the elevation angles of various 'features' in a image. I do not know the height or distance to these various features. I do know that one feature has an fixed elevation of x degrees in ...
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Automation of export from lightroom to a presentation format (e.g. Powerpoint)

I have a few hundred commercial photoshoots in Lightroom Classic organized in a folder structure that follows this format: [Photoshoot name] => [Product name] => Photo files, some are processed ...
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Create a panorama from main camera footage of TV sports broadcasts

I am looking for the possibility to create a panorama of a stadium/arena just by using the regular footage from the main camera of a TV sports broadcast. By that I mean I'd like to find a way to ...
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Tips to correct photograph which was taken by an iPhone 11 with light sensor issues

I took a photograph with an iPhone 11 which has a light sensor issue. Due to that, the photograph is purple-ish and has a strange line in the top. Part of the photograph (the sky) depicting the ...
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.dtrash folder in digiKam

I've just started using digiKam on Windows for my photo management software. In the root folder where I keep my files (Picture) is a folder, .dtrash\files, that has ...
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Tool for finding original RAW files to already organized jpeg files

Problem description Hi photography community, as a hobby photographer I organize quite a lot of photos for my family and friends. I have a lightroom library of around 90k photos that accumulated over ...
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Can you use Olympus/OM Systems OI.Share app on a single phone to connect to 2 cameras (not at the same time)

I have the OI.Share app, which fairly seemlessly connects to my OMD E-10 Mk III over WiFi, when I enable WiFi on the body, and connect to its hotspot. This works ...
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How can I measure a height in an image using a person's height as reference?

I have an image of a person standing next to a tree. The person has a known height (1.8m). I want to estimate the tree height using the pixel ratio of the person to the tree. I have previously done so ...
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Was there a Canon lens correction tool that output the lens corrected raw files for a folder of pictures?

The canon raw photo file was not lens corrected, such as the discussion in this post.(Canon DSLR Lens Correction) However, some photo editing software could not apply the lens correction itself. Was ...
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How to reduce or eliminate flash reflections on eyeglasses in post?

First off, I know how to do this in the studio. Not gonna happen. This is an obituary photo. Second off, I don't do software subscriptions, so Photoshop is out. I know how to do this in Photoshop: ...
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Is there any photography website where I could find photos based on exposure time, focal length, ISO...?

I was wondering if there is a site where I could filter photos that were shot, for example, with a certain exposure time and few other conditions. Is there any photography website where I could filter ...
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Can I use my Samsung A51 smartphone camera to look at the red/near-infrared region?

I have two regions of interest: red (~665nm) and near-infrared / far-red (~720-750nm). (possibly more but I'd like to see what is possible first) The ratio of the absorbance values for red/far red is ...
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Photo management software (feat. map, calendar, object identification, favorites, screensaver, etc.) [closed]

As much as I have searched online, I can't seem to find a proper standalone photo management software that includes the following features: A map view, where the pictures can be located on a world ...
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Terminology for camera focus values

I am a software developer writing a software interface for a Bosch mic 9000i camera. I have an interface to change the focus of the camera and I'm writing documentation for an end user. The numeric ...
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Advantages of complex demosaicing algorithms on images to be scaled down

Let's say I have a 20MP RAW image, that I know will be used scaled down. I can think of several reasons why I would know that for sure: it will be published on the web, it will only be displayed on ...
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Is it possible to get a camera that has nearly the exact same camera quality (software and hardware) as a specific phone?

Recently I've been meaning to get a camera that looks, feels, and takes pictures nearly identical to the Apple iPhone 8+. I mainly try to take sunset and sunrise photos, but I also take some general ...
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How to match color range in two photos when colorizing (hue, saturation)?

Consider two outdoors photos taken with different cameras and different cities. You want to include both in the same photo series and therefore need to re-touch them with identical color profiles and ...
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Adapt to uncalibrated printer

Print centers in my city provide bad quality of photos. I have a printer calibrator. I would like to adapt my photos to uncalibrated printer in print center. I feel process is as this: print color ...
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What are these focal lengths for Sigma Nikon Optimization Pro for 14-70mm F2.8 OS HSM A017?

I've been calibrating my Sigma lenses using the Sigma Optimization Pro application and the doc hub, for instance, the 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A017 Nikon version. In order to do so, I take photos at ...
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Why does an iPhone need software for Portrait Mode? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone X, with a camera specs of: Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture Why does the phone need software to produce Portrait Mode image (image with background blur / bokeh)? ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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Digital Photo Professional making copy of CR2 as jpg

I have a very novice-y question, but I can't find anything on this: I use DPF 3.15 for digitizing specimens at my work. I don't know what I pressed, but the software has been returning two kinds of ...
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Where to download SONY Imaging Edge for MacOS 10.12

Where can I find a downloadable version of Sony Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) compatible with MacOS 10.12?
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Why can't I get my Canon 60D to connect to EOS Utility 2?

So I've spent the entire afternoon trying to get EOS Utility to detect my 60D without breakthrough and I'm desperate for help! What I have done so far: Updated anything that could be updated on my ...
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Deleting photos in Lightroom

I have taken a few months worth of photos, imported them into Lightroom so that all the photos of a given day are in a folder, and edited a small fraction of the photos. My drive is filling up, so I ...
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A more "professional" contrast curve than \$y = ax + b\$?

What curves do photographers use when modifying the contrast of their photographic images? The simple equation \$y=ax+b\$ is sometimes with \$a\$ as "contrast" and \$b\$ as "brightness&...
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Edit RAW DNG data without demosaic

Is there any software to edit RAW DNG pixel data without demosaic, and save changes directly to RAW?
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1980 Mt St Helens triple exposure

In 1980 I photographed the beginning of the main eruption. I was shooting Kodachrome 25, and quickly made 6 good exposures. Then my winder jammed and I made a triple exposure. Who can separate those 3 ...
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Is there a software to automatically crop a scan of multiple images? ( Windows 10 ) [duplicate]

I want to digitize my old family albums using a scanner and there are lots of photos in them. Thus far, my method has been to scan 4 images at a time and then manually cropping them in a simple editor ...
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Level adjusting images to hide internal features/detailing

For any given image, adjusting its levels to increase contrast as in images below, a lot of internal details get darkened and are not noticeable, like the texture of the tree on right, etc. However ...
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Sorting Burst mode / continuous shooting photos in to folders

Maybe this question was ask before, but now is 2020 and maybe there is something new on the internet :)) I take burst mode photos with my camera. But they are so hard to sort, because of the amount ...
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Canon EOS t3i software on EOS T5 [duplicate]

Would it be possible to install the T3i software on my T5 (1200D)? Both cameras have the same Digic-4 CPU. The reason I'm asking this is that the T3i have some features for video my T5 doesn't have.
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Tools or methods to extract frame from video which is of higher resolution by combining multiple frames

With a stationary video zoomed in, if watching as a human, more details can be "seen" over multiple frames because we're able to tune out noise and/or combine slightly shifted detail into one coherent ...
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What programming languages are used to write camera firmware? [closed]

Firstly I am thinking of modern digital cameras like DSLR and Mirrorless Bodies. Curious about both the "front end" that is user interfaces on digital screens and the more hardware driver side of ...
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How do I create and load a color profile with DisplayCal on Windows?

I have monitors that look different and I don't know how to make them look the same. So I buy a spider2 because it is cheap and I want to make sure it work before I spend a lot of money. The seller ...
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How to batch convert old NEF photos to JPEG/HEIF with in-camera processing look?

I have ~9k NEF photos from a Nikon D5000 that are currently taking up ~100GB. It's been 8+ years without me touching them, so I don't see a reason to assume I will ever process and edit them. I'd ...
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Scripting s series of camera shooting with different aperture and focal length

Is there any software, app, or any way that I can script a series of photo shooting with Canon camera with different aperture and focal length? Something like Things I tried DSLR Controller App ...
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How to best catalog high-res images and scans [duplicate]

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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