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What are some alternatives if you don't have a flip screen in your camera?

You could consider a right angle viewfinder. They just clip onto the viewfinder where the little rubber eyepiece goes. Generally they rotate left and right a bit to give you a bit of flexibility in ...
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What are some alternatives if you don't have a flip screen in your camera?

The flip screen, usually called rotating screen is a liability. Even tilting screens are more fragile than a fixed one, so your camera is tougher for the matter. This constraints flexibility of ...
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Dealing with exposure time during sports photography

Sports photography usually require two things: a long focal length and a wide aperture. The long lens is required to shoot action a long way away. The wide aperture is used for two purposes: ...
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Dealing with exposure time during sports photography

Selecting an appropriate aperture When shooting sports in low light you're not going to be able to shoot at f/11. Most of us use f/2.8 lenses and shoot wide open. We do this not only because it helps ...
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What software can replace Apple Aperture?

Lightroom is pretty much the defacto standard for photo management. It has the backing of Adobe and this gives it more chance to last than the competition. This is a double-edged swords as some people ...
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What are some alternatives if you don't have a flip screen in your camera?

What are some alternatives if you don't have a flip screen in your camera? Practice until you become familiar enough with your camera and lenses to be able to "shoot from the hip" with a reasonable ...
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What software can replace Apple Aperture?

Photos for OS X The next version of OS X Yosemite coming Spring 2015 will have an application Photos for OS X that will integrate many of Apertures features. Photos for OS X is a new product that ...
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What are some alternatives if you don't have a flip screen in your camera?

Compact mirror (as in makeup mirror) can be used for viewing from difficult angles, e.g. close to the ground. You can hold it in place with tape made to be easily removed. Duct tape is not advised, ...
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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 perform image quality comparison at different resolutions?

take a photo using the lowest resolution, then another at the max resolution, A camera will take the underlying RAW image at only one resolution : the native resolution of the sensor. Different ...
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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?

Easy. Use any Canon camera supported by magic lantern. Load it onto the card (plenty of tutorials online, all you have to do is copy some files onto the SD card and run a firmware update on the camera)...
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What software can replace Apple Aperture?

On the side of open source options, in Apple OS X and Linux (but not in Windows) a nice option is darktable. I use it a lot (as an almost exclusive Linux user), and I am quite satisfied with the ...
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How to remove hot pixels with a dark frame?

Ideally, dark frame subtraction should be done with raw images before demosaicing. Then the resulting black spot is 1 pixel, and after demosaicing it will typically be invisible in the result due to ...
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Dealing with exposure time during sports photography

The most obvious thing is that you chose to use f/11 for your photos. At least according to the EXIF data on this image, your lens had a maximum aperture value of f/5.1 at this focal length. By using ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

Have you tried using Sony's "Imaging Edge" software? Most manufacturers' raw developing software opens raw images with the in-camera settings at the time the image was captured applied by default. ...
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What are the main differences between editing with Adobe Lightroom vs Adobe Spark?

Adobe Lightroom is a streamlined photo processing and organizing software. Adobe Spark is a tool for visual storytelling on the web. Here's a comparison of the respective pro's and con's: Adobe ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

For Linux, the following all have GUIs you can use to adjust settings and CLI you can script for batch conversion. UFRaw RawTherapee DarkTable You may also consider trying the camera manufacturer's ...
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Could I use a color card in an image to colorize images taken by a monochrome camera?

If I simply include a color card in the image. Will I be able to capture color information perfectly? No. A color target recorded in monochrome does not carry the information necessary to reconstruct ...
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How to transfer photographs from my camera directly to my laptop after I take the shot?

It seems to me you have an X-Y problem here. The actual issue you're trying to solve is "how can I tell if my product photography is sharp", but you've jumped straight to the solution of "view it on a ...
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Is there a more affordable program than Lightroom?

Darktable is free (but only available for Linux and OSX/MacOS, not Windows). It is a decent catalog and a good non-destructive editor. Since DT develops rather quickly, I find myself resorting less ...
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Is there free software to compare gamuts?

You don't need any software to compare gamut coverages For what it's worth, you can get the three X-Y chromaticity coordinates from the monitor manufacturer and the three from the ink manufacturer ...
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how to perform image quality comparison at different resolutions?

Assuming you understand all that StephenG wrote, and perhaps would like to experiment with, say images taken in and out of focus, or with image-stabilization turned on and off, let me recommend ...
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How can I convert RAW files with proper distortion correction from the command-line?

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 ...
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Software for cataloging photos? Alternatives to Windows Live Viewer

The usual suspect in the Windows universe is Adobe Lightroom. It does not come free, but it is in its sixth major version and has a lot of kinks ironed out. It has powerful cataloguing and rating ...
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Software for cataloging photos? Alternatives to Windows Live Viewer

It depends on what kind of pictures you want to catalog, what kind of processing you'll need and how many pictures you have to manage, and what kind of information you need to tag. There's also the ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

I recently found myself in the same situation, took some RAW shots, not RAW + Jpeg, and now have a ton of photos that I need to improve in order to show anyone. I've tried a small handful of ...
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Is there any online / free / simple tool doing focus stacking without a need to installing anything?

I haven't used it, but you might look into Picolay. It has a "portable" install capability (i.e., no admin rights needed; run from anywhere) http://picolay.de/download.htm
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Which photo montage/collage software can do this transition effect?

This is called "fade through white" and is available on any decent video editing software. If not directly available, it can be emulated by any video editing software that contains keyframe animation ...
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Panorama macro possible?

It is very possible, and you can even avoid parallax by using a macro rail shifting it parallel to the subject. In this manner you dont rotate the lens around a nodal point.
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What's the easiest way to create passport-sized prints?

As answered by @nick the photo dimensions of 35x45mm translate to 413x513px at 300DPI. On top of that, you may have to look for biometric requirements (eg. size of the head, distance of the head from ...
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