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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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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How can I combine multiple cameras into one?

I have recently read the book "Eyes In The Sky" which talks about WAMI systems (wide-area motion imagery). I was wondering how I would go about doing what was done for one of the Gorgon ...
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Is there a tool to check the file integrity of a series of images?

Sometimes when you're downloading an image and the connection breaks mid stream, you are left with a half downloaded image. If you try to view it you get the upper part of the image and the bottom ...
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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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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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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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How to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

I have 1000 raw photos that I would like to convert all to jpg. Is there a way I can do this all at once or can I only do it one by one?
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What tool can visualize metadata from many photos on a Mac?

I have seen/heard about a PC/Unix (??) utility that goes through all your JPG/RAW pictures on your disk and shows you on a graph your most used lens, your most used zoom range, flash settings etc... ...
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What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?

Whenever I share my photographs, I also share lots of information that I do not want to pass on: specific camera model that the photo was taken with exposure time focal ratio ... How can I remove ...
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How to create two layers in "Gimp" and merge them back into one?

How do you create two layers in "Gimp" and merge them? For example, I would like to load an image, create two identical layers, edit each layer in different ways, then merge them into one final ...
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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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Opening NEF files on windows initially open fine but then change contrast

I have a strange issue with Windows 10 When I open .nef files they load fine. However after a second or two the contrast changes noticeably. I tried Windows 10 Photos and Picasa Image Viewer. What ...
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Recommendations for Photo Editing/Organization Software?

I have a MacBook Pro, while my wife has a PC. We have a NAS device on our network where we store all of our pictures. This gives us the ability to both view our photos from one simple location, ...
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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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Does Gimp have a Match Color function similar to that in Adobe Photoshop?

In a recent question, Steve Ross points out that Adobe Photoshop has a useful feature for matching color between photographs. Of course, color adjustment can be accomplished in Gimp with careful use ...
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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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Ways to edit metadata of a PNG file?

How can I edit metadata of a PNG file? Is there some free software I can use?
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How can I create a collage of over 2000 photos?

I'm struggling with how to make a collage of photos, I've googled all potential terms I think but the only thing I could find was online collage makers. Problem is, I have 2300 photos and they need to ...
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How to compare the before and after image in Darktable?

I'm using Darktable to edit photos. There is one option, which I'm still looking for, but it seems to be unavailable or hidden somewhere. How to (after making some changes) preview a source image in ...
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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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What software could I use for aligning time lapse stills to remove camera shake?

I've been playing around with some time lapse sequences shot from the roof of our building in New York. It's terribly windy and the resulting sequence exhibits some slight camera shake. I'm seeking ...
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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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What software can show my most frequently used focal length?

Many people recommend a focal length of 35mm, 50mm, and sometimes even 85mm and upwards for those interested in purchasing a prime lens. I, however, would like to figure out what focal length(s) I use ...
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How to convert huge number of pictures to a short, 30 fps video? (combine frames)

I'm trying to make a timelapse video. I do have all the shots (6500) and would like to make a short 30 FPS video (max 30 seconds). 6500 shots at 30 FPS makes a 200 seconds video more or less. If I ...
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A more "professional" contrast curve than y = a*x + b?

What curves do photographers use when modifying the contrast of their photographic images? The simple equation y = a*x + b is sometimes with a as "contrast" and b as "brightness", ...
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Using a Canon 350D as a webcam?

I would like to create a program that take pictures programmatically. The ideal setup would be to be able to see on a computer screen how the photograph would be before to take it. Therefore I need to ...
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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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How To Make Photoshop CS6 Tilt-Shift Guidelines Reappear?

In Photoshop, the guidelines for the new blur effects (the lines that indicate which parts of the photo are being blurred and that can be moved, tilted, etc) completely disappeared. I'm assuming I ...
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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 photo analysis software which will pre-sort images by identifying potential technical problems?

I recently went on vacation and took close to 1,000 photographs. As usual there are some good ones, bad ones, blurry ones, etc. In order to expedite post-processing, I was wondering if there is 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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Which software to assemble a time-lapse from images?

I own a Nikon D700, which has in-camera support for taking time-lapse photos, but I need advice on the easiest and best software solutions for processing the resulting heap of images. I accept that ...
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Is there any hope for Exif TimeZoneOffset as a standard?

The TimeZoneOffset Exif tag was proposed as an ISO photography standard several years ago but never made it into the EXIF standard or MWG guidelines. I can write data to this tag using exiftool and ...
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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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What's a good web system for sharing photos amongst co-workers? [closed]

I work for a company where we quite often are doing internal events, seminars, and party's. This offen ends up with quite a lot of pictures, from both the company dSLR but also coworkers that bring ...
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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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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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What algorithm can I use to simulate bokeh?

I am attempting to write a script that loops through each pixel in a photograph and applies a bokeh to the image as a whole. I built a script based off this link, however that seems to be a hack. I ...
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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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Can I use the Huey Pro with correction disabled?

As far as I know the Pantone Huey Pro works like this: First it tries to get the most out of the monitor by manipulating the color lookup table of the graphics adapter ("correction") and then it ...
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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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Is there any software which will set the EXIF Dates based on the file's modification date?

I have been using Exifer for many years to re-date and re-name my photos based on the EXIF dates from the camera(s). I have now started using some alternative camera apps available on the iPhone (...
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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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Is there a free piece of software that will export metadata for a folder full of images to a table?

I have hundreds of thousands of images in a set of about 50 folders, each of the folders has a varying number of subfolders. I'd like to extract certain pieces of metadata (latitude/longitude, data/...
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How does automatic HDR software work?

An HDR image is the combined image of varied exposures that give good detail of the subject in the photograph. How does HDR software know what part of the images to blend? Manually, we know by ...
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How do pseudo or fake HDR programs like Photomatix work?

There are a few programs that can produce HDR-like results from only one input image. How do these work?
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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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