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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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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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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 ...
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Why are files auto-converted to JPEG when transfer from Nikon D7200 to a PC?

I clicked all my pictures in RAW-only format. But when I transferred to my PC all my files are auto converted to JPEG. Please note I selected only Raw in my camera settings, not Raw + Jpeg. For ...
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Is there software other than Lightroom that offers local Laplacian filters? (Or similar.)

I believe that the "highlights", "shadows" and "clarity" faders in Lightroom are an interface to an algorithm called local Laplacian filters. (See also a short video on the topic.) Those controls in ...
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Why does editing software not care about colorspace?

TLDR: Editing software does never indicate clearly how effects operate in terms of color spaces, gamma ramps and whitepoints. Why? Since I learned a lot about colorspaces, whitepoints, gamma ramps, ...
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How to use pfstools to create OpenEXR files from command line on Linux/Mac?

I'm trying to find a way to create OpenEXR (.exr) files using pfstools from—say—three bracketed JPEG exposures. I'm familiar with enfuse and other tools. How can I create EXR files from the command ...
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If EXIF metadata is removed, can I find the software or camera used in any other way?

I have a JPEG photo that has had its EXIF data completely removed. I know the photo was edited. Is there any data left in the altered JPEG that points to image editors or equipment used? For example, ...
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Why can't I install the software for my G9X on my Windows 8.1 machine?

Just received my lovely silver G9x and it's a thrill to behold. I have configured it to wirelessly send photos to both my phone and to Google Drive. That works like a purring charm. But I have ...
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Can the new Affinity Photo app work with multiple images, like Apple Aperture did?

I deal with hundreds if not thousands of images a day. I use Apple's Aperture program because i can edit many images at a time, and copy metadata from one image to the next. Has anyone used the new ...
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Is a JPG guaranteed to produce the same pixels?

I know there are plenty of benefits to shooting in RAW, but at the moment it seems that JPG works just fine for me. The file sizes are way smaller, and darktable seems to work just fine with them (...
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Future of Flickr? [closed]

I'm nervous about Verizon's buyout of Yahoo and what will become of Flickr. I'm more into Flickr's community than 1TB of storage.What alternatives do I have between self-hosting my portfolio, 500px, ...
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Olympus Viewer not saving EXIF geotag data in photos?

in the last few months I have been using Olympus Viewer 3 for my photos (I have a Stylus 1 camera). I like geotagging, so at the end of a trip, I usally put all my photos together, check the correct ...
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How can I stitch images with the same center but different peripheral content?

Looking for help in solving this problem. I want to stitch a series of images together. The easiest way to describe it is, let's say, I am walking down a long street with a repeating pattern of ...
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What do the buttons do in digikam's face recognition UI?

A while back, there was a question on digikam's mailing list that unfortunately never got answered. I'd like to ask that question here. Paraphrasing, I'd like to know what happens when, after ...
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Creating a digital photo with an exposure of EV -2

On a MacBook computer running OSX, is there an app I can use to create a digital photo file with an exposure of EV -2 ? I'm looking for something that will simulate the bracketing function of a ...
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Are there any apps for “eye training” (e.g., visual perception of white balance/color temp)?

I know there are several apps in the music world (such as functional ear training) that 'train' you to recognize certain intervals within keys by playing notes and then having you pick what the ...
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How to line up the subject in a series of photos? [duplicate]

I have a series of photographs each taken about 3 days apart over 4 months, there are about 60 images in total. I'd like to be able to present them as an animated gif but without the subject seeming ...
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How can I do time lapse photography while shooting directly to a desktop?

I am looking to shoot a 24 hour timelapse, with a 1 minute interval between images. I would be aiming to do this directly onto my desktop computer, is there software or a script that would allow for ...
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How to let users make a photo selection online (pick flag rate)? [closed]

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard,flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...
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Where is the “aligned” option for the clone stamp in Photoshop CC 2015?

I am using the 2014 version of Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers. In the section on the clone stamp and healing brush, he refers to the "aligned" option on the option bar. ...
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Where Does Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 Save?

Google recently made their suite available for free and I found how to open files with HDR Efex Pro 2. I get to tweak parameters until it looks a certain way and hit Save. A scrollbar appears, ...
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What software would appropriate for tonemapping a 5 gigapixel image?

I've shot a 5 gigapixel 360 degree panorama, totaling around 1400 shots in a -1.3-0-+1.3 bracket, and I'm trying to stitch it and tone map it. So far I've managed to decently assembled the panorama in ...
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Is there Linux software to automatically sharpen appropriately for a given print size?

I'm living almost exclusively in Linux these days, working towards making the transition from Lightroom to Darktable. One of the applications from my Windows days that I used (and really like) is ...
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How to create high res PDF of multiple images from Lightroom or Photoshop on a Mac?

I have Photoshop and LightRoom and I have 10 photos that I want to submit for a magazine. The guideline says Please submit your webitorial as a high res PDF including all images, wardrobe, and team ...
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What is the correct workflow for Nik collection (with free tools only)

Google has recently released for free the Nik collection. I downloaded it, and noticed that it does not work directly with raw files. However it seems to work with tiff files. I am thinking that I ...
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Can the Nik Collection be used without Photoshop or Lightroom?

So the Nik Collection is now available to download free of charge from Google. But can it be used standalone, ie without buying Photoshop or Lightroom? I know they are usually described as 'plugins' ...
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How do I set a start up folder for FastStone Image Viewer?

To distribute photos from a trip abroad to my hosts, I want to include FastStone Image Viewer on the CD with the photos. I want to set the parent folder for the three folders of images as the Startup ...
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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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Oil Paint Effect app or Software

I'm looking for an app or software to do this effect on my photos. I searched and found some free photoshop action but neither not do this exactly, I'm wonder to know which mobile app or computer ...
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Can you set the quality of image displayed when zoomed out in Lightroom?

When in Library mode viewing a single image, the image looks blurry . When I click to zoom in, it is very very sharp . When I zoom back out, the sharp version is displayed for a split second at the ...
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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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Looking for an application that will provide image matches on local machine [duplicate]

I've found a bunch of programs that will spit out a list of duplicate images. In other words, you click "Go" and it looks at everything on a drive, or in a folder, and tells you if there are any ...
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How can I preserve library structure (and ideally, edits) when migrating from Aperture to Darktable?

I've got a fairly large (>150GB) photo collection, comprising loads of RAW photos, currently sitting between three or four Aperture libraries. Given how much time and effort have been put into making ...
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What is Adobe Camera Raw, and how do I start it after installing it?

What is Camera Raw? I installed it on my PC, but how to start using it? There is no app icon of Camera Raw I can find. How to open it?
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Getting a replica of the in-camera JPG using free RAW editors [duplicate]

This question has been asked before for Lightroom but my question is about free RAW editors such as LightZone, Dark Table or Rawtherapee. More detail follows. I've turned off all in-camera ...
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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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How to migrate from Picasa to Lightroom?

I've been a long time user of Picasa (the Windows desktop application, not Picasa Web Albums), and have roughly 40k photos. The photos are a mix of my own digital snapshots, and scans of my 35mm film ...
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Expand Canvas and Extend Edges of Image to Fill It

Hopefully this is the right place to ask this type of question. I am editing a digital photo (in gimp), and need to increase canvas size slightly. At one point, I was watching a tutorial where they ...
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Is there a way to control my Nikon camera from laptop?

Is there a program that I can purchase so that I can use my laptop to view and control settings on my D3200 for shooting?
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What is good software for printing with a Canon PIXMA PRO 100?

I have a PIXMA PRO 100, and the print quality is absolutely great. But the software that came with the printer to actually make the prints is terrible — it lacks some very basic print options which ...
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Why I am getting only solid yellow images from Adobe Camera Raw?

I have recently installed Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 and all of the RAW images opened with Camera Raw look like the attached image. They look perfectly fine on my other computer, with another version ...
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Is there a Lightroom feature for ranking images collaboratively?

Say a photographer takes a bunch of photos and needs his teammates, who are geographically separated, to rank them so that the best of the best photos can be selected for post production. If it were ...
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How do I use the “Standard Deviation” and “Scale” parameters in Gimp 2.10's GEGL-based unsharp mask?

Previously, Gimp 2.8 and earlier used a dialog with the familiar "radius, amount, threshold" parameters as described at Unsharp mask - what do the parameters do?, like this: But in Gimp 2.10, we ...
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How can I load, edit, and overwrite jpg files with Darktable?

This is a follow up to a question asked on askubuntu: https://askubuntu.com/questions/708759/color-adjustment-for-100-jpg-files-fast-workflow-for-savenext I want to do manual color adjustment for 100 ...
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What standalone software has bleach bypass effect?

I'd like to experiment with bleach bypass, and would like to know what standalone desktop (Windows) software will do it. I would rather buy outright than subscribe to adobe CC. I read elsewhere I ...
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How to programme EOS utility to take n number of shots?

I just installed the EOS utility program and wanted to know if it's possible to tell the program to take let's say 10 or 15 or 40 shots in a row, well you get the idea.
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Software that guesses which algorithm saved a given JPEG

Some time ago, I found a piece of software that would provide a good guess on the software/algorithm used to save a JPEG. If I recall correctly, it would analyze something like the compression ...
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Problem with DPP from RAW to TIFF (16 bits)

I'm currently using DPP to transform RAW files to TIFF (16 bits) files, and I have encountered some issues with some MATLAB routines I use to analyze the files. Tracing the problem, I noticed that the ...