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Some cameras already do this. For example, some of the Sony A7 series (e.g., A7R III for certain, but I think probably all the others as well) have an HDR mode where it takes three shots in a burst, then automatically combines them into a single HDR result. Of course, some people want the extra control they can get by taking three separate shots, then ...


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I think you might be best served by being patient — you say that the Lensfun database is old, but it's actually a current, ongoing project, with (as of this writing, of course) new lens information added just days ago. Your camera was just released last month, and even commercial software will just now be updating with the relevant profiles. (Lightroom might ...


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I have a lot of pictures from my smartphone or my sports camera that may just have too many pixels. Is there a software way to detect this overweigth and reduce it? Preferably command line on linux. Too many pixels for what? No software can know ahead of time what you plan to do with these images or what an acceptable decrease in quality might be, so no ...


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This is pretty easy to do if you can write in Python. Here's a good article on using an open-source computer vision package to detect overall picture blurriness: https://www.pyimagesearch.com/2015/09/07/blur-detection-with-opencv/ Here's a quick script that will sort pictures into blurred/ok directories: # # Sorts pictures in current directory into two ...


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Building atop of laurencemadill's answer, if you do not want to invest the money for Lightroom at the moment, RawTherapee is a similar raw development tool that is open source and serves my basic editing needs well. It supports profiles as well and you can batch convert images at your convenience. (For example, Ctrl+A to select all, assign profile, send them ...


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I'm not using Darktable myself, so I can't check it myself but this might be a re-occurrence of a bug that has been fixed two years ago. You might file a bug-report with them and while it's been discussed/fixed, you can revert back to the previous version to keep your stuff functional. Edit: Checking the documentation you might try to call darktable-cli ...


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For your purpose — product photography for a webshop — I don't think you actually need very high color accuracy, as long as it's within a reasonable human tolerance. And, since you control the lighting (right?), for that, all you really need is consistency — something that will let you set a white balance manually, or shoot in RAW. Set up a color profile, ...


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Short answer is no for the reason you've stated: silver grains in black and white film block light in the same manner as dust. Color images are made of dye clouds which are translucent and do not block light. The only defect repair I'm aware of that works on b/w is SilverFast scanning software, which has a feature called SRD (not to be confused with iSRD ...


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Just add a style preset with: exposure: auto white balance: camera (or spot - whole image) sharpen: defaults base curve: defaults With that my severely underexposed pictures will look nice out of the box. (I always use my native ISO 200, and will rather use Darktable to make them light than to do it destructively using ISO in-camera). This is basically ...


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For a number of applications, this issue is often solved by using a dedicated PTZ Camera, which has a camera with a zoom lens integrated with a motor-driven and controllable pan+tilt head. Most of these cameras nowadays are also IP cameras that can be controlled via network or IoT standard interfaces. In surveillance, these cameras are often mounted upside ...


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Many of the older Canon A series point & shoots can be highly controlled by use of a free software product called "CHDK" - Canon Hack Development Kit. The features provided add considerably to each camera's functionality. These cameras are often available 2nd hand at low cost. Lists of suitable cameras are available. CHDK is immensely capable - you can ...


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If I understood your question correctly, you are looking for a tool to reduce the time spent during the culling process. You can use software like FilterPixel to cull your photos automatically. (Full disclosure, I am the founder and CEO of FilterPixel) How does this work? Step 1: Import Files & Create Your Project When you come from a photo shoot, you ...


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Photoshop scripts are the best way to achieve this I feel. Google "Photoshop scripts polaroid"....here's one I found that might just be what you're looking for - Polaroid Generator


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Lightroom can apply the same settings to multiple images. You can edit one image, make it look good, and then apply the same settings to the other pictures taken at the same time. It works best for things like white balance that are likely to need the same adjustments for all the images taken at the same time/location, but all of the other settings can be ...


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You can set up an action to select areas that have no image and do a context aware fill. This way you won't need to crop if there is enough information at the edges of your frame and the results are usually great when it works.


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Yes, the minilab scanners do (such as Fuji Frontier and Noritsu). An older one with acceptable resolution and speed can be had for around 3k. There are online vendors specialized in recycling and reselling these machines (see here). I haven't heard of any consumer level scanner with this feature. But even if there is, it doesn't solve much of a problem for ...


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There is a simple method to automate the process using Photoshop. It could be recorded as an action or scripted. Load all of the images into a stack and take the median of each pixel (there is a built in function to do this, might just be in Photoshop extended though). This should give you an image of just the background. Load up the first image and paste ...


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Yes, this is what they (can) do. https://x2help.eyefi.com/hc/en-us/articles/200410368-Upload-Photos-and-Videos-to-an-FTP-Server "An Eyefi Card with Online Sharing enabled can upload photos to a publicly-accessible FTP server instead of a typical online sharing site ("publicly accessible" in this instance is defined as an FTP server that can be accessed over ...


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This only sets the ITPC copyright line, assumes the EXIF date information is correct, and has to be done per individual year, but it works for me. In the Library module, if your photos are filed by date, select the year's folder in the Folders pane. Alternatively, if your photos are not filed by date, select your entire Library, apply the Metadata filter, ...


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Use a camera with wifi, so you don't have to worry about the distance of usb limits. You might look at the Sony ICLC QX1. They have not sold well, so they are available cheaper. I have one. It is essentially an alpha 5000 with no controls or screen. It is meant to be controlled remotely. I've not tried with open-source USB/wifi controlling software, but ...


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Nice idea. In a tour of Dr. Phil Mason's lair, he we see cameras indoors at windows, covered with a box and black cloth. This Video includes three time-lapse views in different directions. The weatherproofing enclosure is the house! Since the point is to show the analemma which has the sun move left and right, you do want to expose at 24 hour intervals, ...


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I remember reading this question when asked, but now something else stands out to me that I'm surprised I don't see mentioned: the volume of photos. At the same time it must be able to withstand a volume of thousands of pictures per day. Imagine a conveyor belt going through a properly lighted box with a camera hanging over it. For arguments sake, you ...


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You can't have everything :-( . To change the color temperature, you're going to have to change the polynomial you apply to the R,G, and B data. It's not true that you can keep the noise level the same simply (and only) by making the gains identical. Clearly since the final images differ, you've got different responsivity and/or gains in the two cameras ...


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Most of Jeffrey Friedl's export plugins allow the opportunity to include EXIF data as metadata in the description / caption / keyword fields with tokens. Specifically I use the free (donationware) Metadata Wrangler Plugin. In your case you could use the "Special Keyword Processing" section to add keywords using these tokens on export: {CameraMake} {...


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Don't tie up an expensive camera or use a cheap one not designed for this purpose (many photos/videos over a long period of time). Either get a "Timelapse Camera" or a "Trail Camera". Example video from a Timelapse Camera: Brinno TLC120 List of Trail Cameras: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Trail-Wildlife-Digital-Cameras-Accessories/ci/13927/N/...


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Unfortunately, you can't run multiple instances of darktable at a time. If your script is running 4 instances of darktable-cli in parallel, there's your error. You need to serialize your script to run at most one darktable-cli at a time. Having some kind of file locking mechanism that waits for the old darktable-cli to exit is needed. An example of such a ...


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darktable-cli $src $xmp $export [options] --core --library ':memory:' --configdir '/dev/shm/$uniquevalue' It seems that there's also a data.db in the --configdir parameter (default: $HOME/.config/darktable) which also gets locked by a darktable session. This probably holds user preferences and styles, but if an xmp sidecar is specified then it's not ...


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There are different levels of "The same image" Some programs mentioned in the "Possible duplicate of How can I identify duplicate image files? analyze a fingerprint of an image. I understand that they analyze sort of a low-resolution version of the images and compare them. This is to compare a small matrix of data to reduce time. Some of them mark "...


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