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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

There are usually small variations between images when you shoot a stack for HDR, especially shooting handheld. Wind may cause larger variations, as well as other moving entities within a shot (such ...
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Are there image stacking (astrophotography) options on MacOS that don't involve running a Windows VM?

There are possibly several options available. From a cursory search, native Mac applications include: Nebulosity Keith's Image Stacker PixInsight (cross-platform) Starry Landscape Stacker If none of ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

If you're going to use HDR techniques, you need a perfectly motionless subject. If there is even the slightest breeze, small tree branches are going to move and will not be in precisely the same ...
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How can I update the firmware on my Godox gear on a Mac (OSX) or Linux computer?

OSX-only options G3 / F3 Godox/Flashpoint has released an OSX version of the G3/F3 updater. However, as of 2023, it only supports updates for the following devices: AD100/200/300/400/1200 Pro V1 ...
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In 2021, which film scanners accepting different film formats are compatible with macOS Big Sur?

Just so this isn't an 'answer in a comment' Before you give up, try VueScan - specifically reverse-engineered older drivers to run on Big Sur. I haven't used it myself, but a lot of people have been ...
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Can darktable auto enhance images, like MacOS Photos?

I'm afraid if you are looking for a one-click-and-be-done feature, darktable might not be the right application for you. It has a few functions for automatic white balance or exposure adjustment but ...
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Lightroom Classic CC crashes when using another disk as home folder

Lightroom Classic CC seems to depend on the existence of the /Users/{username}/Documents directory, and creates an empty Adobe ...
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Is it possible to edit metadata of images in a Mac OS Photos library?

Within Photos, the only EXIF or IPTC data you can edit directly is what you see in the info window. There are some batch EXIF editing tools available for macOS on the Mac App Store: Photos EXIF ...
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Creating a digital photo with an exposure of EV -2

EV -2 or any other Exposure Value value is not a particular brightness or illuminance level, it is a particular combination of sensitivity (normalized at ISO 100), aperture, and shutter time used to ...
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Creating a digital photo with an exposure of EV -2

I'm sure there a many options. One of them would be: http://rawtherapee.com/downloads If you not afraid of CLI tools you can look in to something like: http://www.fmwconcepts.com/imagemagick/...
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How can you use Lightroom and still sync images across multiple devices?

There are iOS and Android mobile app versions of Lightroom that can sync with the desktop application. You'll be out of Apple's iCloud ecosystem, and doing this via Adobe's creative cloud (CC) ...
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How do I find RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom?

The question asks for a way to find RAW+JPEGs in Lightroom, but I couldn't find a way. So I had to settle for a script, in Ruby. This finds files that exist in multiple formats. That is, files with ...
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Are there image stacking (astrophotography) options on MacOS that don't involve running a Windows VM?

Years late for your question but, take a look at Siril. It's open source (free), and runs on Linux, Mac, Windows, and BSD.
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Are there image stacking (astrophotography) options on MacOS that don't involve running a Windows VM?

You might also look at Lynkeos (https://lynkeos.sourceforge.io). Although I haven't had a chance to explore its features, I do know it at least launches on macOS 10.15 (unlike some others). I have ...
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Any idea why my Canon 7D and Mac OS X 10.11 can't communicate using EOS Utility v.2.6?

The 7D should work with EOS Utility v.2.xx. I'm in a Windows 10 environment and my 7D running firmware v.2.0.3 communicates fine with EOS Utility v.2.14.20.0. (listed at Canon support as v.2.14.20a ...
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What is a good alternative to Adobe Lightroom on macOS?

May I suggest RawTherapee? Darktable in my opinion has very poor noise reduction algorithms. The best of them makes the picture very painting-like if taken using a high ISO level. RawTherapee ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

One critical fact that hasn’t been mentioned is that you need to use the same aperture (f/stop) for all the images, varying only the shutter speed. If you vary the aperture the different images will ...
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What is a great older/used DSLR suitable for use as a webcam (on a Mac)?

The main thing is making sure there is a viable application that can run on today's operating systems that allows that specific model to be used as a webcam. You pretty much have to do a search on a ...
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How can I update the firmware on my Godox gear on a Mac (OSX) or Linux computer?

Often, without Windows, it's impossible to update firmware on devices that don't support operating systems other than Windows, unless some kind open-source developers take it upon themselves to ...
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What is a great older/used DSLR suitable for use as a webcam (on a Mac)?

While it's technically true that you've to look for cameras that are supported by the webcam drivers of manufacturer I've experienced that an older unsupported camera might also work. I've been using ...
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In 2021, which film scanners accepting different film formats are compatible with macOS Big Sur?

Since I don’t own a scanner and don’t run a Mac, this is a little out of left field...why not just keep the old computer and scanner as dedicated hardware for scanning film? It works now. It will ...
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What is a great older/used DSLR suitable for use as a webcam (on a Mac)?

I assume that you want a DSLR because the larger sensor will give you bokeh. In which case you also need a camera that can keep the focus while shooting. For Canon cameras this means a camera with &...
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What is a good alternative to Adobe Lightroom on macOS?

I prefer to use Capture One. I find the catalog feature is better than Lightroom. It is also a bit faster, and you can work with layers in Capture One, which Lightroom. The focus mask tool and loupe ...
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ColorSync found bad profile on Mac. What are the possible side effects?

It looks to me like the desc tags are not used for any functionality. They are mainly for having a human-readable description of what's in the profile. According to ...
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How to get clear tree branches when bracketing for HDR?

Sometimes you have to question your assumptions and ask yourself Why am I bracketing? and What output am I trying to achieve? Aside from that being the accepted workflow for HDR in the digital realm (...
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Photo Management for multiple Apple Computers

I do this today, but more old school style: I use Lightroom, but all my images, and the Lightroom Catalog, are stored on a portable hard drive. I simply connect the drive when I want to work on ...
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Is there a way to batch-edit metadata in the Mac OS Photos app?

Although I do not have any personal experience with the program, MetaImage seems to be what you are looking for. From their website: Metalmage for impeccable metadata MetaImage is the only macOS tool ...
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Is there a way to batch-edit metadata in the Mac OS Photos app?

To reframe you question, you need to understand what Photos really is. It is essentially 3 things : previews you can look at on the screen your originals sorted somewhere (including EXIF information, ...
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How do I find RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom?

Probably you should change the Windows Control Panel at Folder Options, at the View tab there, to UNCHECK the option to HIDE EXTENSIONS. Then the file name you see will include the .JPG or the raw ...
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How do I find RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom?

In the Library view/Grid, Lightroom will by default sort your images by date taken timestamp. If you ask Lightroom to show both JPEG and RAW (Preferences>General> Treat JPEG files next to raw files as ...
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