Questions tagged [software-recommendation]

Questions to help in choosing the most appropriate software for certain type of work. Note that these are usually off-topic here.

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Automatically find identical photos from two different libraries and replace the original metadata

Here is my problem, I mirrored my entire photo library over to a new system, and then I organised them there and renamed some of the photo file names too. I must have made a mistake somewhere along ...
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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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Android app to sort photos as in Lightroom desktop

I am searching for an android app that allows one to rank photos from a particular day or folder, say by giving a mark between 0 and 5, as in the desktop version of Adobe Lightroom. I haven't been ...
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Free software for minimal post-processing requirements [closed]

I wanted to ask for a recommendation for a free post-processing software. As I am primarily a jpeg shooter - who keeps the raw files "just in case" - my requirements are quite minimal: ...
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What are lightroom alternatives for netbook with 2gb ram and a atom mobile processor [closed]

I have an acer switch 10 detachable notbook which has 2gb of ram and Atom Z3735F @1.33GHZ as processor.I want an photo editing software which can come close to adobe lightroom.Please let me know some ...
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Photo cataloging software which can group photos in stacks similar to Lightroom

I use Lightroom to catalog my photos using extensively its stacking feature (particularly for grouping the bracketed exposures and the HDR result together). I'd like to migrate to some other photo ...
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Image Stitching with large Parallax

I need to stitch images of 5 cameras together. The cameras are mounted on the sides of an underwater remote operated vehicle. It's basicly a cupoid with sizes of 2.1m x 1.3m x 1.85m. The cameras are ...
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Photo recovery and duplicate removal

I'm currently in the process of recovering all the digital photos that were ever taken in my family. I've extracted data in multiple ways from damaged hard disks, broken CDs, almost unreadable floppy ...
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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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Is there any online / free / simple tool doing focus stacking without a need to installing anything?

I want to focus-stack 10 images of 20MPi each. I do not have a photoshop license and am looking for some light-weighted tool which does not need installation (don't have rights to install). Ideally, ...
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Software to select pictures while in fullscreen mode

I need to sort several thousands of pictures. To do that quickly, I am looking for a tool to select the pictures I want and then copy these in a new folder in an efficient way, ideally just using the ...
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How can I correct scanned negatives for vignetting caused by a low-end scanner?

I bought a cheap medion scanner which turned out to be a bad idea since the light in it is not evenly distributed and gives a kind of vignette How can I correct it in an open source program that runs ...
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Event Photography, Online Password Protect Each Photo

I am not sure of any other way to give each client their digital copy right away while still at the event. I have been hired to do several events next month. I will be photographing a hundred or so ...
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What is the procedure for organizing photos?

This question has arisen from this post: Lost card and no backup This crisis happened because I did not backup the SD card. This is how I organize photos today... Create a directory based on year ...
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Looking for a fuzzy image comparison tool (not online, but for harddrive search)

I am looking for a programm, that compares screenshots from documentaries with a (very small) number (around 600) of source screenshots (from the footage they originate from). The differences between ...
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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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Could I use a color card in an image to colorize images taken by a monochrome camera?

So lets say I somehow got my hands on the gorgeous Leica M9M If I simply include a color card in the image. Will I be able to capture color information perfectly? Howewer what I am interested is. ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

I am beginner and I made a mistake. I wanted to have the best quality and I saved photos only as raw files (arw). (I have a Sony DSC-RX100 IV). I have 1000 photos and I would like to save them as ...
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Automatic removal/correction of brightness vignetting?

Amateur here. I have some photos, taken on Canon Powershot S3 IS, quite similar to this one (taken from The Irish Times, File photograph: Bryan O’Brien): There is an obvious vignetting, as in radial ...
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How to exposure stack RAW photos while also outputting a raw photo?

So I have .DNG files that I have taken from an iPhone and I'm trying to figure out how to stack them and then output the stacked photo as a .DNG file as well (or any RAW format tbh). I know how to ...
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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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Silver Efex-like alternative for Linux?

Without a doubt, Silver Efex makes Black & White processing easier. Sometimes I work on Linux, and too bad Silver Efex only runs on Windows & Mac (haven't try Wine, though). The "de-facto" ...
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AI that merges best photos

Let’s say I take a family picture. I take 3 shots. Then looking at the results, I see that on each shot a different person is either not looking at the camera or closing his eyes. I remember ...
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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 to import photos without duplicates? [closed]

I organize my pictures using a folder structure on an external hard drive. Every time I import new pictures from my camera, I move this pictures in these folders manually. This process is tedious, and ...
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How to match photos to reference colors in batch?

I have a photo of a paint tin and a list of images with reference colors for the color of the paint to be adjusted to. How can this be done? Can it be automated to be done in batch?
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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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Dealing with exposure time during sports photography

I am very new to photography and trying to improve my skills (I don't even know if I have creativity required for photography). I captured some shots of sports. The link to my album (just 6 pics) is ...
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How to remove hot pixels with a dark frame?

I took some photos at night and I didn't have long exposure noise reduction on. My photo has quite a few hot pixels, here's a 100% crop of a part of the sky: Since long exposure noise reduction is ...
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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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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 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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Taking photo with custom name [closed]

I am making a school management system, which allows students to be registered on the system along side with their photo. Every one know the pain of uploading single photo of 500 students.. So I ...
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Is there software that help me pre-visualize photowall collage before I commit to hanging the photos?

I have around 10 8x10, 100 4x6 (few portrait and few landscape) printed photos. I would like to create a photowall using these pictures. However, would like to put these pictures in a tool and want it ...
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Software for cataloging photos? Alternatives to Windows Live Viewer [closed]

I'm 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 can I convert RAW files with proper distortion correction from the command-line?

I'm close to fully automating a process of stacking bursts of pictures into one image thanks to Hugin's command-line tools, however there's one part I can't automate yet, it's converting RAW into ...
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how to perform image quality comparison at different resolutions?

My objective is to compare two photos of the same object at different resolutions and be able to tell how much more detail does the larger image contain than the smaller one. The point of this is to ...
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How can I tag my images online?

I have hundreds of gigabytes of family photos on my hard disk at home. What software will allow me to not only browse those online wherever I am, but most critically allow easy tagging via a web ...
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A poster with 300 faces

Here is my problem. I have pictures of 300 people in JPG format that are numbered 1 to 300. In excel, I have 300 names in the same order. Now I must make a poster of 10 columns and 30 rows with each ...
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Is there free Windows software that can be used with a NEC MDSVSENSOR3 colorimeter?

I'm looking to calibrate one of my screens. I purchased a NEC MDSVSENSOR3 a while back. It still works just fine, but I'm not sure if it came with the NEC SpectraViewII software; if it did, I don't ...
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What are the main differences between editing with Adobe Lightroom vs Adobe Spark?

My Chromebook won't allow me to install Lightroom, but I can use Adobe Spark. I'm wondering what are the pros and cons of each of them?
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What are some alternatives if you don't have a flip screen in your camera?

I have a dslr camera which does not have a flip screen. So in situations where i want to take a shot from very low angle, It is very hard, compared to the flip screen available situation. Is there any ...
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How to rapidly select image subsets from a large collection?

I have several thousand images in a folder on my windows machine. I want to browse through them all and select for printing a subset of these - I reckon around 20% or about 400. Selecting means ...
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Is there free software to compare gamuts?

This questions is related to Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect? Since I found out some of my images are out of gamut of the printing ink+...
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Software to Auto Align and Blend HDR

I am looking for software that can align photos which are slightly misaligned and then blend them together to produce a HDR photograph. I often find that I am faced with a shot that my camera cannot ...
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Are there third-party tools to edit Lightroom's catalog?

Context I'm annoyed at how slow Lightroom CC is, even with a catalog of about three thousand images or so. I've tried third party tools to just import and view/delete images from a day's shooting and ...
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Is there a website which will help me crowdsource the decision between similar images?

Sometimes I took 2-3 slightly different photos, and I simply can not make my mind up as which to keep. Yes, this means that none of them is great. Is there a dedicated public website where I could ...
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Can I use Entangle for tethered shooting and only copy jpeg files to speed up transfers?

I'm currently trying to figure out if Entangle, a Linux--based tethered shooting application, can be restricted to only copy files of a specific type. My goal is to download only JPGs while shooting ...
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Is Pixeluvo a good Photoshop alternative?

Photography is my hobby and I am a Linux user. By now, I almost did not edit my photos and used only RawTherapee to work with RAW files. Sometimes I want to edit my photos and looking for an ...
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