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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 ...
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How is it that some software knows the correct orientation of an image and other software does not?

I download some photos off Google drive and when I open them in Windows Photo Viewer some are incorrectly oriented. I opened them in Photoshop with the intent to rotate them but Photoshop already ...
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In Dropbox, why are some of the photos in 'Personal Photos' not showing in the Files section? [migrated]

Pretty much as the title says. There are more photos in my 'Personal Photos' folder than there appear to be in the folder I created in 'files'. And I can't see those photos anywhere else. BUT The ...
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Sync photos to iTunes without erasing everything?

My iTunes is empty, I just installed it, I've always used an iPod Manager to manage my iPod How can I sync my photos without iTunes having to erase everything on my iPod since my iTunes is empty? ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 Photo Viewing Only App - No Write Acess

I currently use Windows Home Server 2011 to store photos that I have taken, and allow people to connect to my server through their laptops using Windows Explorer to view my photos. But this introduces ...
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How to rescue from an SD (SDHC) card that I can't reformat (possible hardware failure)

I have a transcend 16GB SDHC card and a lot of photos on it that I'd like to recover. When I plug it into the SD card reader, it takes a while for the Mac to even recognize that there's a disk ...
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Backup photos from Google Plus?

I'm interested in using Google Plus to backup my photos online, but I'm nervous about trusting my backup to only one location. I'd like a way to automatically download my Google+ photos from the web ...
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How to retrieve a photo from Live Tiles in Windows 8?

On the photos app of Windows 8, the live tiles scroll through and there is a picture that is not in my trash can or even in my photos. It scrolls through and I know that it's real because I can see ...
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Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found

I previewed these photos yesterday and now today am getting this message---"Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found." Can I recover these photos?
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Backup auto awesomed photos and videos from Google Plus/Google Photos?

I have set my Android phone to automatically upload my images to Google Photo and Dropbox for backup. In addition I routinely (once a week or so) copy all the images to my computer. I use my local ...
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How do I import photos from iPhoto on an old macbook?

I have an ageing macbook which contains all my photos in iPhoto. I'd like to migrate that onto a windows platform (my new laptop has Windows 8.1 but I also have a NAS running on linux which has ...
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Quality options for printing photos in MS WORD 2010 not found

Whenever i print a document with an image in MS WORD 2010 using my printer, it comes out lighter than that of the screen. It's as if the image's saturation went down by two levels. The image looks ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Picasa 3.9 Mac OSX shared database on network drive or external hard drive or nas

Hey I am trying to have both my mac mini osx 10.9 and mbp share the same Picasa library with the ability to add and edit photos (not simultaneously) to the same collection. On Picasa 3.9.137.163 in ...
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Bring back Windows 7 Photo Viewer in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, it seems the old Windows 7 Photo Viewer has been replaced by the Photos app, or at least I can't find it - the wikipedia page states it is included in Windows 8... The Photos app ...
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Photo icons have generic picture only

When going to a JPG photo folder OS C drive and opening it to view photos in an icon mode the icons only show a generic picture. If I click on the icon then the actual photo comes up. It seems like ...
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Do high-end graphics cards yield better 2D editing performance than “mid-range” cards?

I'm getting ready to buy/build a desktop PC explicitly for the purpose of editing high-resolution RAW photos (20-30 MB each). I'm on a limited budget so I'd like to prioritize which specific ...
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Looking for a central image database and tagging system for a group of users

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 ...
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Viewing all photos between two dates in Picasa?

I like to make annual photobooks so I'm trying to view all photos between 1st January 2013 and 31st December 2013... but Picasa isn't making it easy :( I can use the slider at the top to view photos ...
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How to form a mosaic picture by using GIMP or another app. by using other pictures?

How can I create a mosaic picture by using GIMP or another app. by using other pictures like below?
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Copy Photo from iPod to MacBook using Apple Software

I'm trying to pull a photo off my iPod. The iPod is connected to my MacBook. I don't usually use photos, so I'm struggling. The iPod is showing up under iTunes, but there's no "Photo" category. So I ...
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How to show more Exif info in Windows tooltips?

Windows file browser, explorer, shows a tooltip with some info of the file when I stop mouse pointer over the filename or preview icon. For photos the tooltip shows resolution, date+time, camera ...
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Open new photo in already open Windows Photo Viewer

I would like to find a way to open a specific, random, new image in an already open Windows Photo Viewer window (not to pop a new one with the new picture). The image files might be in the same ...
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Auto image enhance for Ubuntu

F-Spot had an "enhance" button that magically turns the image on the left into the image next to it (see below). It worked brilliantly for quite a range of images. Unfortunately it has problems, and ...
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Transferring photos from Mac to iPhone5

I've got a MacBook Pro on 10.7.5 and I'd like to transfer photos from my computer to my iPhone5. What's The easiest way to do so?
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How to delete recently Auto Uploaded Photos from Google +

I recently downloaded Google+ Auto Backup to my computer. It then asked me if I wanted to upload all my pictures that I have on my computer which is about 5000+ I said okay, it then asked me if I ...
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How can I transfer photos from a Sony Ericsson V600i to the computer?

Do I have to download a proprietary program (most likely bloatware) from Sony Ericsson or is it possible to only install USB drivers and mount the phone to the file system or something similar? ...
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How to view & copy iPhone photos on Mac OS X without iPhoto

From Mac OS X version 10.6 onwards, Apple insists that we buy iLife for exploring photos from the iPhone. In previous versions of OS X, I could easily explore my iPhone photos, using iPhoto directly ...
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Windows 8 - Photo app tile - Can't set picture for tile

Prior to the windows 8.1 update I was able to choose any given photo from my pictures library and set it as the tile to appear on my start screen. However, as soon as I updated my laptop, the photo I ...
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Best ways to organize photo collections [closed]

Sorry for the TL;DR I am desperately trying to find a solution which satisfies all my needs and I cannot find any. All my googling showed answers for the different questions then I am interested in. ...
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How to sync photos between the desktop and Picasa Web / Google Plus?

I'm looking for some tool that can allow automatic bi-directional syncing between Picasa Web / Google Plus and a desktop photos folder. The use case is of alternating between managing photos locally ...
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Fix EXIF rotation info

How can I quickly fix the EXIF data for photos that have incorrect orientation information? I don't wish to actually rotate the JPG, just fix the EXIF tag.
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How can I view the EXIF orientation of a photo in Photoshop?

I have a photo and I want to determine whether the EXIF tags specify a rotation/orientation (portrait/landscape) or not. Can I do this in Photoshop (CC v14)? I just can't seem to find any reference ...
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How to backup Windows 7 Live Photo Gallery?

How do I backup Windows Live Photo Gallery? I've been running on Windows 7 RC and I want to upgrade to the full Windows 7 release. I've been managing my photos with Live Photo Gallery. I want to ...
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How to use Photoshop ot other software to make this kind of picture?

Here is the pic: Make one part stand out by making the other part grey. How to do that in Photoshop or other software?
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Ultimate way to use Picasa in a home network

I've been trying a lot of approaches but still didn't find any effective solution. I want gigs of photos in a network drive (a IOMega Home Media Network Drive, plugged to my wifi router). I'd like to ...
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NAS: pre-generating thumbnails for multiple clients

I have a simple setup: Linux server at home with a huge drive; that drive has a photo library (hundreds of folders, hundreds of gigabytes). The drive is shared with multiple Windows and Mac clients ...
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How can I make a time lapse video out of these images? [closed]

I took a bunch of digital images(in .jpg format) of a sunrise that I want to make into a time lapse movie. How can I make a time lapse video out of these images? Ideally taking into account the ...
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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 ...
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How to convert an image from perspective projection to orthographic projection?

Sometimes you want to make a 2D image on the computer from a real life 2D image, but for whatever reason you can't get a straight, front-on view of the image. Say it's a billboard and you can only ...
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Can Adobe-Lightroom duplicate finder be configured to take daylight savings time (DST) changes into account?

Apparently Lightroom 4.3 has an issue with the duplicate finder as soon as the Daylight Savings Time changes. I have an SD card with pictures taken in the summer that were alreay imported then but ...
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shotwell, export files locally

I can only publish my files from shotwell in facebook or flickr and other on-line services. All I want to do is copy smaller resolution versions of my huge files in a pen drive for a friend. Is ...
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Excel - photo in cell with corresponding photo from file

I have a column with .jpg file names listed. I want to have the actual photo appear. How can I do that?
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Is there a way to have separate installations of Picasa on the same computer?

I use Picasa on my laptop to organize personal photo albums that I share with friends, and work photo albums that I use for project photos. I don't need any sort of heavy photo-editing software, so ...
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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?
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How do you make the Windows 8 Metro Photo Viewer open up faster?

I just installed Windows 8.1. Every time I try and open an image, the photo viewer metro app fills the screen for about a second before the image is displayed. Is there any way to make the app start ...
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file corruption Issue

I was taking pictures in a wedding and when I was trying to copy them to see them in my PC I had the horrible surprise that I wasn't able to view about 40% of them. First attempt was only a double ...
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Recovering deleted photo's original name from an SD card

I know that many tools to recover deleted photos from an SD card exist, but does one also recover the original photo ID, like DSC000754.JPG?
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After data recovery software needed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover lost/inacessible data from my storage device? I accidentally deleted all files from one of my hard drives. I have recovered most of the files, but there ...