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Your DSLR can do it in about 5 seconds each. You need a tripod, a piece of glass and a decent light. Try to come up with a way to work at table height. Aim the camera straight down. Put a flat board down, and make a right angle of masking tape. You can apply the tape directly to the table if you are absolutely sure it won't pull off the finish. Not a ...


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I'd use a pad of paper or a whiteboard, let them write contact info on it with a marking pen, and take a photo of each person holding it during their photo shoot (like a mug shot). That's what I did for a church directory a while back. Low tech. I probably wouldn't have done it with film, but an extra digital image doesn't cost much.


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For large collections (in the 1000s) outside services can be very expensive. Especially if you: A) want decent quality, B) don't want them shipped to another country for cheaper processing, and/or C) want to preserve the backs. Setting up a camera like in Sherwood Botsford's answer is rather labor intensive and has drawbacks of getting lighting perfectly ...


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An alternative... If you have considered Sherwood Botsford's answer and it seems like a lot of work...well, you are not wrong, especially for larger archives. Consider finding a service to do this tedious, time-consuming, laborious, boring work for you. ScanCafe (for example) have a "Value Kit" option where they ship you a box, you fill it full of "Paper ...


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"Better job" is subjective. We certainly get lots of questions like Why does this camera generated JPEG look better than the software generated one? Why do RAW images look worse than JPEGs in editing programs? Why do my RAW pictures look fine in Lightroom preview but become faded when exported? which by their very existence show that many people like the ...


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The answers per criterion: In LR go through the photos in the Library module with the Loupe view using the arrow keys. Hit X when you want to discard a photo. To keep the discarded photos from the list click the left and middle flag in the filter bar. I've added a screenshot showing the location of the buttons: This hides the discarded photos from the ...


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Most cameras allow an image review mode immediately after shooting, and some let you choose to display info overlaying the image, including the image number or file name. Have each person fill out a line on the sign in sheet with their contact info, and leave a column for you to fill in the number of the image for them. If you take multiple shots per ...


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What is pixel peeping? Pixel peeping can be defined as magnifying an image until individual pixels are perceivable by the viewer. Pixel peeping may also be defined as magnifying an image on a monitor until each pixel in the image is displayed using one pixel group (made up of a red, green, and blue sub-pixel) on the monitor. We often call this "100% ...


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In addition to what the other answers have already stated: There may be specific shooting situations that you encounter on a regular basis that would benefit from batch converting raw files after the fact using a "recipe" for that shooting location that is far more detailed than what in-camera settings can apply. You would have to do the work of developing ...


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Photograph the form just before the person. It doesn't have to be high quality, just readable. Optionally, have some other bookend at the end of that client's shoot, like a blank sheet, black card, or fun object, if you don't trust your own discipline to always shoot the next client's form before the client, or if you might have some "other" photos ...


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Will these be paying customers? The last conference I was at, the photos were posted publicly on Twitter. Obviously, the people being shot were not the customers. The conference was the main customer. And the entire point of posting these pictures on Twitter was to generate social media buzz about the conference (while at the same time providing an easy ...


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As long as you have the filename set as you mention, the command you want to use is exiftool "-PNG:CreationTime<Filename" FileOrDir As @cmason mentions, PNG doesn't support the EXIF standard. Exiftool and Exiv2 do have a workaround, but it isn't widely supported. So EXIF tags won't be set by other programs unless you set them yourself with Exiftool or ...


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After years of photography you can look back on your work thematically and discover periods or area’s in your development as photographer. I think this is interesting to document. Once you find “closure” of an area or development, or you take it to a next level, consider documenting that period of time in a photobook. This creates a series of thematic books, ...


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Well, just an idea: print cards with your email. Write a number and a password in each card. The numbers must be consecutive and you should use them in order. Every time you meet a new subject, take a picture of a card and give it to him/her. They just need to send you an email indicating the number and the password. The number will help you to find the ...


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I think the best way is to select all the photos that you want to duplicate, and then in the Library view, create a new collection. On creating a collection, you can choose to add selected items to the collection. Under that I think you can then also tick an option to create virtual copies. By doing this it leaves the originals (with edits) intact, and ...


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The process you are describing is commonly referred to as culling images. Any modern photo editing suite will have features to help you accomplish this far more efficiently than a standard file explorer. What works the fastest for me is Photo Mechanic from Camera Bits, Inc. It is extremely fast at viewing full size RAW files without any need to ...


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I used to use Mac's Photos application, but I don't like the fact that it's generating some huge Library file which might get corrupted and without mac I can't access my images. Frankly, I think you're creating a non-issue. The Library "file" is not a single file, but an OSX package. It's simply a directory that displays as if it were a single file in the ...


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The problem is that Lightroom does not know about these images, so it cannot do anything about it. Essentially you want to know which photos are not in Lightroom. I have no idea how to do that but I think this will work: From Lightroom, select the folder or tree where these photos are and synchronize it. It will popup the import dialog, just continue the ...


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I don't think there is a way to do it automatically outside of writing your own plugin and I'm actually not even 100% sure that that would do it. For partially manual options though, use the rating filter on the previous import collection, set it to less than or equal to no stars and you will only have the unrated photos listed. Then select them all and ...


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You've combined the pick/reject model with the star rating model -- which is fine -- however that's not necessarily representative of everyone's use. Personally, in my initial sort I almost never use pick but always use reject. Anything I don't want to keep is rejected (and deleted) so the remaining ones are, arguably, all picks. Marking all photos as pick ...


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1) I have never seen any official information, but various people close to the LR development team indicated at numerous occasions that LR is internally using color space that they named Melissa, which has gamut of ProPhoto RGB, but different gamma. 2) No devices support entire ProPhoto RGB, but many, especially modern inkjet printers, exceed sRGB and even ...


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The truth is that you're not going to get very far without arranging something with someone but there may also be some other limitations other than the initial arrangement. How to get access Phone and ask them. Ask a friend who works there to ask. Email them. Limitations Why do you want to take pictures? Someone is going to ask straight away. If it's ...


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A reasonable answer to this would be "it depends" (another perspective is to "battle a little against the idea of objective metrics") I'd recommend consulting this chart to determine how long you should spend trying to figure out a quicker way if 'quickness' is what you are looking for. However if you decide to approach this as an exercize in ...


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First, understand there is no "normal" post processing. You can spend hours on one image and use a dozen tools to achieve what you desire. Or you could convert from RAW to JPEG and call it a day. If you are already achieving what you desire by simply using Lightroom, that is great. Many of the recent features added to Lightroom have been added to support ...


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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 preamble to what it seems you may be really asking: Why sRGB images viewed via the Chrome browser do not shift colors when I change the color space on my system to ...


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I expected that this would cleverly embed the JPG within the .NEF file structure so I could handle them as a single unit. When you record a raw file, the camera almost always embeds a jpeg preview into the data within the raw image file. This happens whether or not you also save a JPEG as well as a raw file. JPEGs often have smaller thumbnail preview images ...


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It's not exactly the term you are specifically looking for, but looking for information about tethering will get you in the right track. I'm not aware of any generally used term to describe tethering plus applying further post-processing during a shooting session, but some folks definitely do it. Tethering is when the camera is hooked up to a computer or ...


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The MetaDataWorking Group, section 5.9 (face regions), is the best standard going forward for managing people tags. Right now Picasa, MS Photo Gallery and Fotobounce support this standard. Hopefully Adobe will jump on board since they are on the committee for this standard...


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The reason why your notebook has good battery life, is light and is small is primarily because of the SSD drive in it. The trade off for large amounts of storage is that it forces you to use spinning disks which consume more power. Using spinning disks via USB is more or less the same power drain as via direct SATA connections. My suggestion (and what i ...


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Really, the workflow shouldn't be that different between a serious amateur and a professional. If anything, professionals need to be the most efficient because of how many photos they take and how often they take them. The first trick is to reduce the number of photos you have to look at. I take a quick pass through all my photos. I rapidly mark photos ...


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