Questions about editing, managing, or creating photos.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
2answers
60 views

What tools would you need for photo digitization?

I'm gearing up for digitizing my family's archive of photos, slides and videos. And I'm wondering if anyone has any experience doing this and if they can share some learned experiences on the matter. ...
1
vote
6answers
5k views

When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?

The Photo Viewer integrated in Windows 7 is showing pixels when I zoom in pictures: I remember in Windows XP there weren't any pixels - everything was smooth. As an example, I made a screenshot of ...
2
votes
1answer
720 views

Is there a way to automatically add photos to Address Book contacts?

I'm looking for a way to automatically add photos to my Address Book contacts, from sources such as Google (as auto-fetched to e.g. Adium contacts), Gravatars, Facebook photos, etc. Especially ...
1
vote
4answers
270 views

How do I explain to my mother how to convert a bunch of PNG files into JPEGs?

Mom asked me to scan in a bunch of photos for her previously, and I scanned them in as PNG files; namely because most any software package can read them, and they don't throw away any of the photo's ...
1
vote
3answers
117 views

Program to make photo slideshow

I have been looking for a program for creating photo slideshows. I found this video on YouTube which shows the exact kind of slideshow I want to create: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQsk8RwmGnI ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Graphical annotation with media metadata?

Is there a tool that allows graphical annotation of media data (e.g. JPEG images) where the annotation is embedded into the media data's meta data? For instance, I would like to point out, i.e. ...
2
votes
1answer
107 views

Permanently store thumbnails of images on Windows

When viewing a folder of images in "Large Icons" mode, I often see the thumbnails slowly regenerate. How do I permanently store those thumbnails so I don't have to wait ages whenever I open a folder? ...
2
votes
1answer
512 views

How to make Picasa copy also .RAW /.NEF files but not show them

I'm using Picasa to import, manage, upload and back-up pictures. However, I do not want to see duplicates when browsing them, but I would like to copy the raw files from the cameras SD cards, looks ...
0
votes
1answer
677 views

Problems transferring photos from Lumix camera to computer

I have a Lumix DMC-ZX3 camera and have always been able to transfer photos from the camera onto my computer. However, the last time I tried to do so I got two DCIM files (PANA 100 and PANA 101) - ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

What Live CD would you recommend to restore photos from a formatted HDD?

My hard drive was formatted. Do you know any Live CD that could help with restoring photos from it?
1
vote
0answers
258 views

importing iPhoto library to Lightroom (preserving rating and events if possible)

I'm trying to switch to Lightroom, currently using iPhoto, so I'd like to import all my existing libraries while keeping photo ratings, events and tags too. Is there a way to do that? Ratings are ...
3
votes
1answer
538 views

Rotated pictures on SD card can't be displayed on my camera

While viewing pictures on my computer directly from an SD card, I decided to rotate some of them. I then put the SD card back into the camera. However, now the camera does not show the rotated ...
2
votes
2answers
199 views

change date-taken on photos

I want to change "Date Taken" on photo, which I clicked using my Sony Ericsson phone. I have all 3 systems: Windows, Mac & Linux. You can suggest me software for any one or all. Is there any ...
2
votes
1answer
190 views

Image splitter by analysis

I want to scan old photos to the computer, and to make the process faster I want to scan a few photos together each time, and then split them up later on. I scanned three photos together, but now I ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

photo is saved in memory card but i cant see [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to open nokia photo images with .nrw extension? I have a photo in a memory card, but I can't see it. It's file format is .nrw, where is it stored? How can I get ...
6
votes
3answers
370 views

Re-saved images have noticeably lower quality in any format

It doesn't seem to matter what program I re-save an image with or in what format, it always comes out with a lower quality/contrast/brightness version. I really can't figure out why. Original sample: ...
11
votes
5answers
6k views

Automating the scanning of graphics files for corruption

Does anyone know of a good program that can scan graphics files (particularly JPG, GIF, and PNG) for corruption? Preferably, it would be able to scan a bunch of photos automatically and have some ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Best way to rate pictures in Windows given that many seem incompatible

I take tons of pictures of my family, and sometimes it is nice to rate them so they can be sorted by rating in explorer view. Apparently (and I probably don't have this perfect) the star rating you ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How to transfer photos from my iPad to Mac

One of the great benefits of the iPad will be putting a ton of my photos in one, great place to show friends and family (rather than bringing them over to my computer). But I have several thousand ...
0
votes
1answer
276 views

Find and mark center point of JPG/TIF images?

Is there a way for me to easily find and mark with a dot the center point of an image/photo? I have no specific requirements for what software to do this (though I currently only have access to Gimp ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Mac webcam photo application with access to camera settings (resolution, camera selection, color balance, focus)

Does anyone know about a webcam photo application (ie an alternative to photo booth) with would allow to change the settings on the camera, such as : Select camera (I.e I want to use an external ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

An alternative to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer for printing pictures

Windows XP's good old Windows Picture and Fax Viewer was awesome for letting an inexperienced user to print a picture. You select a picture, select print, then follow the wizard, select which ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

How can I make a photo black and white in Adobe Photoshop?

How can I make a photo black and white in Adobe Photoshop? I have made the changes in the layers but when I save the image, it saves it in color, not black.
15
votes
1answer
18k views

Is there a simple way to print multiple images on the same page in Mac OS X?

I'm looking for a simple way to print multiple images on the same page. The default image printing function in Windows lets me select how many images I want on each page. How do I do this on the Mac? ...
1
vote
2answers
482 views

Best way to organize a shared photo library? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I need a central photo management solution for my home network My wife has a laptop with reasonably little hard drive space. I have a laptop with plenty. We have a ...
1
vote
3answers
935 views

How to adjust and combine multiple lower quality photos into one better using FOSS?

I have multiple noisy photos (caputed without tripod) that needs to be adjusted (moved/rotated) and averaged. How it's better to do it in Linux with FOSS console-based programs? Current way is ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

Why are camera files typically prefixed “DSCN” or something similar?

I've noticed that files from my digital camera are always saved on the SD card as DSCN####.JPG. Some other cameras also save with this naming scheme, but others yet save with the prefix DSC, and ...
6
votes
2answers
8k views

I need a central photo management solution for my home network [closed]

I have a home network that runs on a domain controller. It's a small network with no more than 4-5 PCs. They all run Windows. My Wife and I have photos that the other does not have, mostly because we ...
0
votes
3answers
784 views

Looking for a central image database and tagging system for a group of users [closed]

I'm doing IT support for a small volunteer organisation who needs to centrally store and organize around 2500 photos. Can anyone here recommend a database or similar system which matches the following ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Creating a Movie (or SlideShow) with some Music

I want to create a movie or slide show of some pictures and while playing the slide show or that movie I would like to embed few music files. For example I could then burn those pictures as an Album ...
1
vote
0answers
689 views

How to provide multiple input to ffmpeg?

I'm using ffmpeg to create time-lapses and it's working great. As input I have images named 001.jpg, 002.jpg, etc. and then with the command ffmpeg -i %3d.jpg -sameq -s 1440x1080 video.mp4 I create ...
1
vote
2answers
249 views

What's the most reliable (i.e. time-proof) solution for organizing photos?

I pooled together my photos from an old external hard drive, various Picasa Web caches, flickr, flash drives, and an old computer. They're all on my external hard drive, using extremely creative ...
1
vote
3answers
12k views

Whenever I paste an image into Photoshop, transparency becomes black

When I copy an image from a browser and paste it into PS, the transparency turns black. When I click "Save image as" and open the image with PS, the areas with partial transparency (50% transparent, ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Photo managing software that supports network drives?

My dad is a photographer in his free time, and he's been using Lightroom to manage his photos. However, recently, we put all of our photos on a NAS drive to allow us to access them from any computer ...
1
vote
1answer
290 views

Good process/software for organizing photos past/present

So I have tons of photos taken all the time. I have a lot from years past that I never went through (meaning deleting duplicates, etc). I've got a new pc with windows 7, and I'm wondering what a good ...
7
votes
12answers
19k views

What is the simplest way to send a large batch of pictures to a distant friend or colleague? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you sync photos with your family? What is the simplest way to send a large batch of pictures to a friend, colleague or to a group? I know about social sites ...
0
votes
3answers
101 views

Recommendation for a good image format conversion program

Does anyone know a good (and preferably free) program to make conversions like to change a format? I want to get a image of 95 x 120 pixels from a photo I have in order to use a particular application ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

best software to rapidly digitized family albums

We have 100s of printed images in old family albums I would like to go digital with them. I have the most basic scanner (CanonScan lide 70) with no feeder and a tight budget. I was wondering ...
0
votes
2answers
192 views

How do I share my photos and video?

I have 1.8Tb of private photos and videos. I want my family to have access to this files. I'm running a 24/7 home server using Windows 7, users will also have Windows 7. Note: I don't want to upload ...
6
votes
6answers
37k views

How to open nokia photo images with .nrw extension?

I took some photos with my Nokia and they stayed with the .nrw extension. How can I open this format?
1
vote
3answers
399 views

How do you sync photos with your family?

We've always been trying to share photos within our family, despite all living in different countries. This has been very challenging. We have about 50GB of photos that we share with each other. ...
-2
votes
1answer
179 views

tools to design and arrange pictures [closed]

I have 10 pictures and I want them to be all in one canvas designed. What tool do you recommend me to have these pictures scattered in the canvas looks nice?
2
votes
1answer
6k views

How do I get Zune software to save my photos in My Pictures?

In Windows 7, I have two folders in my Pictures library: My Pictures (C:\Users\Me) Public Pictures (C:\Users\Public) The My Pictures folder is the default save location. Both of those folders are ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Best Way to Archive Digital Photos and Avoid Duplicate File Names

This problem pertains to archiving of digital pictures taken from multiple cameras. Answers here covered the general topic of the-mechanics-of-backups: How do you archive digital photos and ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

What is a good choice of version control software for photography?

I have a large and growing collection of photos. I would like to use version control software to give me "rewind" functionality - typically so I can go back and see the original of an edited image. I ...
0
votes
2answers
209 views

Picasa like apps for Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best (cheap or free) image editing application for Mac? I have used iPhoto for years and decided to go with Picasa. After using it for a year, I am pretty annoyed with ...
1
vote
2answers
120 views

Shared Catalog / Tagging of pictures

I'm looking for a solution - preferably web based - to catalog / categorize / tag pictures. I have 15000 pictures on a NAS, I want users to be able to categorize/tag the photos, to allow searching ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows 7: Windows Photo Viewer does not work

After I changed the ProgramFilesDir to D:\Program Files manually, the Windows Photo Viewer did not work again. It failed to start with error messagebox Rundll: could not found D:\Program ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Good service for collecting photos from many wedding guests? [closed]

Many guests at my wedding took photos with their cameras and telephones. I'd like to get original-quality copies of all those images. Almost everyone has already started uploading them to Facebook, ...
0
votes
2answers
229 views

Tool for conversion of PDD-format images?

I've got a collection of a few thousand images (scans of very old family photographs) created using the native format of Adobe PhotoDeluxe 3, and I'm trying to convert them into something more usable ...