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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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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 photos 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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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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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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Recommendations for photos scanning software [closed]

I have a lot of photos I want to scan but the software that comes with the Brother HL-L23800W scanner is slow and limited in features. Googling isn't turning up many options. Can anyone recommend some ...
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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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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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What software do people use for cataloging their images? [closed]

What programs do you use that allows you to add a batch of photos, tag each photo with multiple keywords and then search by keywords? For example you have a set of photos from an event, you can ...
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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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Free Image Stacking Software for Windows? [closed]

I'm new to photography. Does anyone know of any decent free image stacking software for PC? I have used the Adobe Lightroom trial but it's expensive.
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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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Software to create presentation boards out of individual images [closed]

I have a group of CADs/images (around 60) that I would like to present in 1 pagers. Each page should show 6 or 8 photos. Is there any software that could automatically create these boards without me ...
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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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Bulk images checker and report software [closed]

Is there a software that is able to check the content of folders and subfolders, containing large quantities of images for their pixel size, resolution, and color profiles and make a report of the ...
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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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How do I design a secondary lens for my fixed-lens camera to narrow its field of view?

My goal is to put a lens or an array of lenses in front of my actioncam to use its high resolution for recording of undistorted normal-eyed footage, to avoid having to buy two cameras for the ...
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Is there any library other than gphoto2 to use remote capture in Canon G10?

I am using gphoto2 library to remote capture on my Canon G10.It does not take photos at the required frame rate.Currently i have not been able to achieve fastest the camera can achieve which is 1....
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What software is photographer Diar Kamal showing on his Facebook page and Instagram feed?

Hello every one a few days ago I came by this photographer's photos. He posted some screen shots of a software I want to know the name of the software. Thank You.
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What workflow can I use to work on photos on two different machines?

I want to work with photos, like in Lightroom, but I want to save my changes to the files directly. Even with RAW I want to adjust settings and save as jpg. It is enough for my private photos and ...
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How to normalize brightness of individual images (post-processing) for a stop motion movie?

When creating a stop motion movie we need take a lot of pictures to build the movie. But after we took the pictures, we have a problem: the brightness and contrast varies between pictures. What kind ...
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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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What are the options for a good photo / RAW browser + editor for mac? [closed]

Disclaimer: I've seen several similar questions here, but they all ask for a free / open source solutions. I don't mind paying for the software that would make my experience more enjoyable. I'm an ...
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Performance of large libraries [duplicate]

I'm thinking of tools to use to replace Aperture. I'm a CC member, and so Lightroom is a strong option. But, I was wondering whether Lightroom handles large libraries with fast performance. I have ~15,...
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Import photos from camera in an ordered way [closed]

I have a Nikon D3200 and a Windows 8.1 PC and I was wondering if there is some software to help importing the photos. For example, when I connect the camera (or insert the SD card) I can select to ...
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What is a good software for creating an archive of photos? [duplicate]

I've got about 9'000 family photos already (made with my own camera over the last 10 years), plus I'm about to start scanning grandma's archive of physical photos (several hundred more). So I'm ...
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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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Silver Efex Pro competitors

I have been trying Silver Efex Pro the last two weeks with absolutely amazing results. But before I commit my $$$ I would like to know if there is any other similar software out there that can do the ...
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Slideshow software for handling 1000000+ photos [closed]

Looking for a software with the following requirements: Can handle million+ photos, Willing to pay for it up to €200 / $250-300, I do not want any software that creates only videos of slideshows must ...
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Is there a free application which can apply adobe Lens Correction Profile (.lcp) files?

Seeking a free and preferably open-source, ubuntu-compatible application that can apply Adobe .lcp files to remove barrel distortion. Any recommendations?
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Printer color calibration software for “manual” calibration

I don't think that I need professional calibration for my printer (its for private use, and an MX925 only anyways) but I thought that since I have a color checker passport, there might be some way to ...