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Software that allows manipulation, categorization and all other interactions with photographs.

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Image/Photo Viewer for Windows

I am looking for an alternative to Windows Photo Viewer that is able to view png, jpg, and gif. Windows Photo Viewer only supports static gif. Must haves: Lightweight; Loads fast. Avoids fancy ...
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Substitute for Adobe Lightroom - Linux

I want to switch from Windows to Linux. I know I could run Windows programs on Linux by using Wine. But I'm looking for an alternative software which I can use there to do photo development. I'm ...
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What is a good free program to open corrupted JPEG files?

Back story: I have about 15 photos (JPEG) that are corrupted files on a computer after accidentally deleting them on a SD. I have recovered them using Recuva, and tried File Repair to open the ...
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Photo editing software for Windows

I need to edit some images in Windows. I plan to do more than simple things (not just color / contrast correction, but removing spots and filling in missing areas). Don't have memory / GPU / CPU ...
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FLOSS tools for facial recognition?

There seem to be good GUI tools to enable facial recognition with FLOSS, they all fall short of my requirements. And while there seem to be a lot of research projects with open code, they seem to be ...
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Windows free program for batch watermarking files

I'm publishing albums of photos on my blog and Facebook and I'd like to add watermarks to them. I've found tutorials for programs such as Gimp, but they require long manually applying procedure for ...
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Free replacement for Picasa Desktop (photo manager, no cloud)

Google announced they're killing Picasa Desktop (and Picasa web). The software they propose in place of the Desktop version only allows you to upload to Google Photos (backup). There were other Picasa ...
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Photo manipulation software with RAW support on Linux

I am looking for software that can read the raw data from my cameras (a Cannon and a Nikon.) and where I can adjust the different color channels, hue and saturation etc. before transporting the raw to ...
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Easy-to-use cross-platform photograph retouching tool?

I am trying to find a good cross-platform photograph retouching tool that's not as powerful, expensive and complicated as Photoshop. It doesn't have to be free, but over 100€ starts to hurt too much. ...
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A program to sort and rename photos (drag & drop)

I have a lot of pictures (2000) taken from different cameras and I want to order it and rename all of them preserving my order. I'm using windows 8. I know that I can select several pics, press F2 ...
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Native photo managment software for Ubuntu

I’m searching for picasa alike photo management software for Ubuntu. App should be native and I don’t want to run it in Wine or similar software. Don't mind if not included in Ubuntu repositories ...
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Photo manager - alternative to Picasa

I have hundreds of thousands photos on a NAS in the inhouse network. So far I've been using Picasa + mapped folders to Picasa's database, so that it would access exactly same database and photo ...
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Easy HDR photo software for Ubuntu, with alignment

Currently I'm playing with Luminance HDR but I find it quite complicated and hard to get decent results. Darktable does offer a HDR module but with limited options. Looks that some of option I ...
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Taking unblurry pictures with Parkinson on Android

I am looking for an Android application that would allow a user with Parkinson to take unblurry pictures. Gratis is better but not necessary.
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Digital asset management for Photography

Introduction Currently using Apple Aperture. Need a replacement. I've been thinking a lot about photo management. I now avoid the word 'DAM' as it increasingly refers to industrial sized ...
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Simple Photo Management Android Application

I am looking for an android photo management application that does the following: Ability to store text or tags associated with that photo file (not text on the photo) Sorting by date / tags Simple ...
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Android app that takes a picture every X second

I am looking for an Android app that will take a picture every set number of seconds. The way I'd like to use the app is as follow: When I'll be going on a family trip to a remote city by car, I'd ...
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How can I rename photos using EXIF data?

I have nearly a million photos taken with a variety of cameras across a decade or so and have finally embarked on the massive task of organisation. To automate this somewhat, I'm looking for software (...
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What simple open source photo/image editors exist there on android?

I want to edit photos and other images on my phone. Some features should be: Cropping Rotating Resizing/compression Face-recognition for semi-autocrop is nice, but doesn't have to be. More features ...
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Photo management & cloud backups

My mother is a photo enthusiast and I have just discovered that her 300+ GB of photos have been saved in a disorganized manner without a backup solution. I work with computers for a living, but after ...
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Remove passers-by from picture, by taking the same picture several times

I want to take a picture of a building, but there are always a few people walking in front of it. While I wait for a person to exit the frame, another person comes in from the other side. So, I ...
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Online photo SHARING APP to show my album pictures on map based on EXIF GPS data

I went on a hike, took a bunch of geotagged pictures, and I want to upload them and have them displayed on a map. What photo sharing services support displaying imagines from a specific user's album ...
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Automatically crop a scan of multiple photos?

I am looking for a decent scanner software that will allow: Automatically crop a scan of multiple photos (Approx 4 photos every scan) Re-orientation Scratch and dust removal (if possible) Color ...
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multi-user photo/picture manager/organizer/database software

I work at an organization that makes extensive use of photography and we need an better way to organize all our photos. We have several staff and volunteers who take photos regularly. Then we use ...
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Windows software to record a USB web camera in full HD (similar to “Flix”)

I am going on a smaller roadtrip and am wanting to make a time-lapse. I purchased a windshield mount, long usb cable, and an HD webcam to do the capturing. I have an existing laptop to do the ...
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Android Camera App for taking photo over photo

Is there an Android camera app where I can choose a photo from my galery, give it a transparency percentage and then take a photo with the camera over that picture. I have old photos from my city and ...
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Free software for focus stacking on MacOS

I am interested by focus stacking software and I heard about Helicon Focus. This one is very good and compatible with OS X but it is with a license cost, after the trial period there will be a text ...
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Self-hosted photo management webapp with facial recognition, duplicates elimination

Whenever I think of my piles of photos with multiple duplicates of each, I get a little stressed and put it off for another year. Time to do something about it, and am looking for some software to ...
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Sun positions app for Android

I am looking for an Android app that can tell me where the sun will be in the sky. This is useful for photography, as I can avoid shooting towards the sun, and figure out where shadows will be. The ...
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Is there a software package that can determine camera position from a photo of objects whose locations in 3D space are known?

Someone answered a question over on the Photography SE that this could be done with photogrammetry. I had initially discounted this as I thought this was used to generate 3D models from many ...
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Replacement for Picasa that respects my folder layout

Now that Picasa is being retired, I'm looking for an alternative with the following features: Works on both Windows and Mac OS. (And, for bonus points, Linux.) Allows me to organize my images my way, ...
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Photo app that allows zooming in as a focus tool

Is there any photo app for a telephone that allows me to zoom in to check the focus more accurately, but will still capture the entire photo from the sensor, not just the part that is on the screen at ...
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Photo metadata software

My mother uses some software to organize and add metadata about photos -- dates, people included, commentary, etc. She has probably thousands of photos that she has scanned and been archiving. ...
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Photo scanning & managment software for Windows

My grandfather has many albums worth of old family photos he wants to scan in. His goal is to get all the pictures in, then start dividing up digital copies based on which family branches would be ...
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Google Photos alternative

I am looking for a Google Photos alternative because I don't really like the tag system. Problem I cannot organize photos nicely using albums I can only add photos to albums but I cannot move photos ...
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Photography libraries software

I have bunches of photos taken during life and I have some backups of the as well (but version and contents of collections may differ unfortunately). Is there some Software system to manage such ...
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Photo manager (Picasa-like) that recognizes objects in a 100 GB+ photo database

I'm looking for an open-source or freeware desktop tool able to detect objects in possibly 100 GB of photos. the iPhone's built-in photo viewer does this: you can search "Photos with cats", ...
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Self-hosted image database

I am looking for a decent self-hosted photo management database where users can upload, download and organize and share the images in a common corporate database. These are the requirements: self-...
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Webservice to collect and to share photos organized in one album [closed]

I am looking for a webservice that I can use to collect and to share all pictures that my friends and me took on a holiday trip. Please name the best webservice you know to fulfill my needs (see ...
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Software that provides easy FFT, DCT and or DWT to watermark images

Is there a software package online that provides easy FFT, DCT, and/or DWT to watermark images? Even more specifically, JPG images. It should feature either batch file processing capabilities, or a ...
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Collaborative online photo gallery

I am looking for a collaborative online photo gallery platform. I need the following features: Create one main event/page/topic Users can upload multiple photos to this event/page/topic. They can add ...
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Free software for photo distortion (and morphing)

I'm looking for free windows software for photo morphing and/or distortion. As people keep upvoting the existing suggestions, I am temporarily putting this at the top in bold: As far as I can tell, ...
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I want a Windows compatible photo viewer that can do fullscreen without doing a slideshow

Looking at the Windows 10 "Photos" app, I cannot find a way to make it show the picture in fullscreen without running a slideshow. I installed the old Photo Gallery program, and then I realized that ...
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Free photo editor for Windows

I'm looking for a free (not necessarily open source) program for editing JPG photos locally. Requirements: a built-in file explorer for quick switching between photos, so I don't need to close and ...
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Android app for seeing pictures in a hierarchical way

I believe there are a lot of app for seeing pictures on Android. The app I'm looking for should be: free or cheap (<20$) mature, you can find a definition of what mature means here have a well ...
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Software to make Photo Video maker with music?

Well, i want to make a video for my dad on his birthday. I want to make a video and save it, which will play a background song and flash photos with transitions (ex fade, slide in). It should allow ...
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Desktop photo organizer to create "Albums" without moving/copying files

I am looking for a desktop photo organizer that provides the following two functions: Create "Albums" (collection of images) without moving or copying the files. The general idea is that one image ...
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EXIF editor for photographs

Please recommend an EXIF editor for JPG photographs. Here are the requirements: Must be able to edit the EXIF tags, not just view them Must be freeware ("gratis") Must be compatible with Windows 7 ...
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Software for recognizing modified images?

Situation: Client sends a image to company (lets say we are talking about document). Problem: Need to check if this document (in most cases we are talking about photos of documents, taken by mobile ...
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Windows application to emboss date on photos

Looking for Windows application that will quickly and easily emboss a date onto JPG images (photographs), preferably obtained from the EXIF data. Being able to perform the function on a group (batch) ...
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