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Image/Photo Viewer for Windows

pViewer: A small and fast image viewer. Because less is more. Features: Lightweight: Small and fast No installation required Supports jpg, png, gif (animating) Opens the most common formats, ...
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What is a good free program to open corrupted JPEG files?

Wikimedia recommends using JpegSnoop. Whether this works depends on your images, but Wikimedia claims it can uncorrupt Jpegs, so presumably it works for some people.. Yes, it's open source. Batches, ...
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How can I rename photos using EXIF data?

The exiftool command line utility (from the package of the same name) reads and writes EXIF information. The “writing” can include renaming the file. There are examples in the manual under “Renaming ...
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Image/Photo Viewer for Windows

I use JPEGView. Free and Open source Seems very resource-light Every must have from the OP, except maybe the GUI Shows EXIF data Slide Show as asked Screenshot (click it for a larger variant)
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A program to sort and rename photos (drag & drop)

Yes, there is: FastStone Image Viewer lets you drag and drop into desired order. You may rename in sequence so Windows Explorer will show in the same order. And it´s freeware for personal use.
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Free software for photo distortion (and morphing)

Depending on which distorts &/or morphs you need: GIMP excellent free photo manipulation program with a number of morphing & distort tools plus more to come - some under development features ...
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Photo management & cloud backups

UPDATE Sept 2017: For anyone who finds this now, the facial recognition side of things can be handled in a number of ways. Personally, I back my photos up to a Synology NAS at home and then back that ...
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Automatically crop a scan of multiple photos?

You can use ImageMagick (Free, open source, cross-platform, CLI) to post-process all your scanned images at once: Automatically crop a scan of multiple photos, aka. multicrop red-eye removal auto-...
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Free photo editor for Windows

Having an Explorer window which you switch to with alt-tab and drag&dropping Images to GIMP (which can even be combined with alt-tab) is what I would suggest.
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I want a Windows compatible photo viewer that can do fullscreen without doing a slideshow

Irfanview is a great photo viewer. It will show individual photos, it has full screen display or part screen with menus and toolbars. It has 'next' and 'previous' photo commands in both modes. It can ...
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Analyse properties for a photo collection

one possible solution. exiftool exiftool -r "e:\New Folder" -Make -Model -focallength -shutterspeed -iso -aperture -flash -csv >pictures.csv You can then import the data into excel or ...
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Sun positions app for Android

The application that stands out for this is The Photographers Ephemeris. Free/Web-based desktop application. Available from the Play Store for Android for a reasonable price (UK £3.22). Also ...
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Normal photo-stitching software?

Hugin is a tool-chain that allows you to stitch photographs together and despite it the use of the word Panorama in the title bar it does not just do panoramas. To cover your points: Its primary ...
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FLOSS tools for facial recognition?

Luxand Multiple products but the SDK is almost certainly what you want. Runs on multiple platforms, including Linux. The list of features is even longer than your wishlist. You wrote, however, "...
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Windows free program for batch watermarking files

Xnconvert is small, portable and fast for those tasks XnConvert is a powerful and free cross-platform batch image processor, allowing you to combine over 80 actions. Compatible with 500 formats. ...
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Batch-add watermarks with unique text for each picture

You could do this with the ImageMagick convert command from a batch file it will allow you to apply text to a file, convert the type, rescale, etc., all in a single operation - it is also free. e.g. ...
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Desktop photo organizer to create "Albums" without moving/copying files

I would recommend Adobe Photoshop Lightroom It is an excellent piece of software for managing photos. It's not free like Picasa but it's certainly not expensive for what you get. I've been using it ...
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A program to sort and rename photos (drag & drop)

You can use Bulk Rename Utility: free Windows many option to batch rename, including enumeration:
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Removing blur from photos

You can use GIMP with the sharpen filter. Obviously there are limits to how much can be done with any software - if the shake is too pronounced there is next to no hope. Free (Gratis and FLOSS) Cross ...
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EXIF editor for photographs

The answer to most of your points is the excellent Phil Harvey's ExifTool the only missing point is that it doesn't have a GUI in and of itself. There are, however, a number GUI's that work with ...
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App to encrypt and store all my photos online?

boxcryptor Boxcryptor protects your files in the cloud no matter if you use Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, SugarSync, Box.net, or any other major cloud storage provider. It also supports ...
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Software to make Photo Video maker with music?

You can do exactly this sort of thing with FFMPEG, (and much more of course), I recently used it to generate a slide show of shots for part of a video of a friends funeral to send to the other side of ...
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Smartphone camera app that take square photographs

The default iPhone Camera App has a square mode:
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Free replacement for Picasa Desktop (photo manager, no cloud)

Xn View XnView is organized as freeware for private non-commercial or educational use is really a utility for viewing and converting graphic files. It supports Image IPTC, EXIF metadata, EXIF auto ...
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Software to convert .NEF to .JPG

Imagemagick can read NEF files to output jpeg or a wide range of other formats. Free/Gratis Cross platform Command Line conversion Batch conversion Lots of input & output formats: ~$ identify -...
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Photo organizer for Mac

I just saw this app some days ago: Pixave. I did not try it, but it looks very clean and I think it's the app you are looking for. According to its documentation, it matches the requirements you've ...
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Free software for focus stacking on MacOS

Enfuse is an open-source command line utility that can accomplish focus stacking, although it more typically is used for exposure fusing. The underlying algorithm selects pixels out of a stack of ...
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A program to sort and rename photos (drag & drop)

I use AntRenamer. It has all the features you mentioned, and some more. First click on Add Files and select your pictures Use the arrows in the menu bar to change their order Click on Actions and ...
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Windows application to emboss date on photos

I've used the batch conversion option in IrfanView to do this previously. Here's a sample image with a date overlaid sampled from the photos EXIF data. This can be accomplished through the IrfanView ...
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How can I rename photos using EXIF data?

Before Gilles submitted this excellent answer, I was experimenting with pyRenamer, a GUI tool written in Python. It allows renaming of files en masse based on portions of their existing file names, as ...
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