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an open source, and freely distributed piece of software used for photo manipulation and retouching.
Optical devices used between camera and lens to magnify middle part of projected image, effectively turning the lens into a longer (but slower) one.
Single Lens Reflex: a type of camera which uses a mirror system to reflect light into an optical viewfinder.
A prosumer DSLR body from Nikon; the D90 was the first Nikon DSLR camera to include video
Questions pertaining to version 4 of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a popular image management and editing application. This tag relates specifically to version 4, which was released in March 2012.
A prosumer-level camera body with APS-C sensor; introduced by Canon in 2009.
Questions on the monetary value of photographs or gear, and on why and how these prices are or should be determined.
the automated editing of photos or metadata through the use of scripts or recorded actions.
a particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file.
A midrange digital SLR camera from Canon, released in 2010 and having an APS-C sensor. It was replaced in 2013 by the 70D.
Questions about choosing a lens. Please try and make your question about how to choose a lens, rather than asking which lens currently on the market you should personally buy.
a state in which two devices can work together. In photography compatible gear can be used together. An example of this is a lens and a camera sharing the same mount.
In photography, background usually refers to either an artificial backdrop placed behind the subject in studio photography, or more generally, the area in any picture that's behind the main subject.
Questions about the history of photography, including why things are the way they are today.
In photography the shutter-release button (sometimes just shutter release or shutter button) is a button found on many cameras, used to take a picture. When pressed, the shutter of the camera is "rele…
"Crop Factor" refers to the sensor size of a camera relative to a 35mm (Full-Frame).
Also called "Point and Shoot" cameras, they mostly have automatic controls with a builtin flash
taken while varying a camera setting (typically exposure) between each shot.
Learning questions ask directly about the process of learning — questions about schooling or about educational resources, for example. This tag should not be used to indicate that one would like to le…
Canon's 2nd generation, high-end full frame digital SLR camera, released in 2008.
For questions about troubleshooting error messages encountered in any aspect of photography, from capture to printing.
a brand used by Panasonic for all their digital cameras. It includes everything from their cheapest point-and-shoot models through superzooms to their micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens c…
generally undesirable in photography, and many photographers want to try and reduce it when taking photographs. Noise reduction tends to be about preventing noise in the first place, where as…
Questions concerning software running under Microsoft Windows, a popular family of operating systems.
Questions to help in choosing the most appropriate software for certain type of work. Note that these are usually off-topic here.
Altering a photo so that it departs from reality in some significant way.
Questions about ExifTool, a popular, free, open-source command-line tool for reading and writing image metadata.
Questions about the Adobe Camera RAW processing engine that is used when importing photos into Photoshop. The same controls exist in Lightroom.
a generic term for the act of transmitting files from one device to another, or over a computer network.