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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

I would recommend any of the applications from this list at JPEGclub.org, which develops and maintains software for the Independent JPEG Group. They have a free piece of code called ...
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Can the Nik Collection be used without Photoshop or Lightroom?

Yes they can, but there are some significant caveats. Although they can be run alone, the plugins were not designed to be used as a standalone application. If you have the folder with the executable ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

On Windows you can do it without any extra software in TWO operations. Select the files you want rotated in file Explorer, right click and do "rotate right" (or left) twice. It will be done losslessly ...
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How to remove orientation attribute from the photo without touching other exif-data?

You can use exiftool to remove the orientation tag: exiftool -Orientation= /target/dir/or/File Replace /target/dir/or/File ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

You could use ImageMagick with the rotate option: convert image.jpg -rotate 180 result.jpg You should be able to apply this ...
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How do I tell my new Windows 10 PC to import images via SD card or card reader when I insert a card?

but I'd rather import them properly, rather than copy them, to retain the quality. I don't know the answer to the Windows part of this question, but there's a fundamental worry you have here that I ...
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How to sort photos by time, while ignoring date?

As far as sorting files by time, but not date, I know of no file or image manager that has such a feature. However, it is possible to move or rename files into folders based on your desired parameters....
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

You can use xnview on windows, which has some batch mode processings and also, for a simple rotation of images, have the option to rotate images based on the exif data. Select all the images (even ...
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How to set up correct color profile in Windows?

The question is very broad and probably beyond the scope of an answer here. Entire books have been written regarding points 1-5 of your question. It seems that all of that is really just a long ...
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Why does Windows Photo App show a "bad" version of a .RAF photo before it "pops" into a much better version?

The reason is, that the RAW RAF file is not an image per se. It is sensor data. To display it, the data has to be interpreted into an image. This is done by a piece of code and takes a little while. ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

May I suggest the batch mode of Irfanview, which only runs on Windows. Irfanview is also good for simple edits, but it is no GIMP. Once installed, select "File | Batch Conversion/Rename". From there ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

FSViewer is a useful program that can do that. Open up the folder where the images are, select all that you want to rotate, hit F4 and go to the 'Batch Convert' tab in the window that opens up. Click ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

Assuming your photos are in JPEG format, I'm quite partial to JPEGCrops, a simple and free tool for lossless batch processing of images. You can crop to specific aspect ratios, and/or rotate.
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What is the correct workflow for Nik collection (with free tools only)

Your assumption is mostly correct. The Nik tools have what could most politely be described as an 'awkward' workflow when used without Photoshop and Lightroom. The key difference is that any ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

With windows you can mark all if them in the explorer then right click and choose rotate clockwise. Do this two times and your pictures are now rightly orientated.
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How do I find a Lightroom catalog, from an image

This is perhaps not what you want to hear, but you should consider either using one (or very few) catalogs, or organizing the physical files so they are contextually associated with the catalogs. I ...
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Can I change Lightroom keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10?

I was forwarded to this link from another site that appears to have some form of an answer: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/custom-keyboard-shortcuts/ TL;DR Navigate to: ...
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Windows 10 says "driver missing" for Canon EOS 550D

The reason was that I am using Windows 10 N, which comes without the MTP driver. One has to install the Microsoft Media Feature Pack, in order to get this driver. Windows Update does not find it ...
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How to print GPS coordinates on face of photo with caption/comment?

You can achieve this in many ways. This one will use PowerShell, ExifTool and ImageMagick. GPS extraction is very easy and has bunch of options when using ExifTool. For instance, this: ...
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Can the Nik Collection be used without Photoshop or Lightroom?

If you use Gimp, you could use ShellOut plugin to export it. Install the plugin from GIMP registry Configure the plugin for Nik using the script Find the plugin in Filters/Shellout Export the layer ...
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Is there a tool to compare image EXIF data across folders, so I can eliminate duplicates?

Yes, there is, but you will need to be comfortable with the command line to do it. It will work best if you are in a unix/posix environment. This is available for Windows as an add-on using cygwin. ...
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Best program to batch compress JPGs with minimal loss?

If you are not afraid of using the command line, ImageMagick is the tool you need. It is the state of the art of image processing and it is widely recognized as THE software for image processing. In ...
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How to delete JPG files, but only if the matching RAW file exists?

I like the bash script for OS X (by T.Toivonen), but I have noticed there are a few issues. It did not like my directory names, which contain spaces. That required a bit different handling of the ...
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Can the Nik Collection be used without Photoshop or Lightroom?

They can run stand-alone. They accept command line parameter pointing to a file you want to edit. You can also drag&drop photo files onto the plugin executables. The HDR Efex Pro 2 has a unique ...
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Can the Nik Collection be used without Photoshop or Lightroom?

Photoshop plugins are written to fit an API published by Adobe, so it is possible for other applications to expose/use that same API. Also, Nik include a rudimentary frontend (with a few more ...
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How to rapidly select image subsets from a large collection?

Most digital asset management software have specialized features for this. It consists of some type of search and browsing view with a selection tool, plus actions which operate on the selection. ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

Do you know GIMP? There is a plugin called BIMP that lets you perform the same operation on a set of images, using a graphical interface. You can easily install it using the official installer for ...
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How to make Lightroom fully utilize CPU when building standard previews?

I have experimented extensively with Lightroom and performance, but have no knowledge of its internal workings (and you would need Adobe to comment there). It APPEARS that Lightroom has some ...
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is there a catalogue in lightroom of all photos that can be used for migration?

one method could be - Create a new catalog pointing to all your photos, if you have one main parent folder, just import it. This will be the catalog of all your photos. You can then copy the catalog ...
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How can I remove shake from images like this one?

Try these links: https://www.blurity.com/ http://www.crunchytricks.com/2016/05/tools-to-unblur-photos.html However, the best way to avoid blurred pictures is to practice better photography and avoid ...
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