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Files copied from Windows samba share to Linux file system does not retain date modified metadata

I copied my entire photo library from a Windows Samba share mounted in fstab, into a local directory on my Ubuntu Linux machine using the terminal. cp /sambashare/photos /localdisk/photos Sadly this ...
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Separate text files for over 15,000 photo files, with the same name as each photo

My problem is that I have over 10.000 photo files on my laptop and wanna transfer them into the cloud to make space (and a faster laptop). But after doing that, my search engine "Everything" ...
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How to open Photos-library on another mac, which is stored on same external HDD as all media files, referenced in the Photo-library?

How to make it so that I can open the Photos library on another mac while keeping the Photo-library filepackage stored on an external HDD, the HDD that also contains all photo and video files that are ...
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Access pictures in iCloud photo albums using Win 10 Explorer

not sure if this is the right forum - please tell me the correct forum if not. I have organised my iCloud photos into folders eg There is a copy of the iCloud Photos Library on my Windows PC but it ...
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No longer able to save an individual photo downloaded from iCloud onto my Windows 10 PC hard drive: Microsoft Photos opens the image automatically

I used to be able to download individual images from iCloud to my Windows 10 PC, but recently Microsoft Photos has begun to intercept the downloaded file and open the photo automatically, and then, ...
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Use Picasa on a computer B with a copy of computer A's photos + Picasa database

I still use the Picasa 3.9 photo management software (even if it's discontinued, I have benchmarked many other tools, and haven't found one which is equivalent, with a so polished UI, so lightweight, ...
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The photos program for Windows 10 won't let me crop - I crop it but it won't save the crop

I click towards the top right to open Crop & Rotate. I crop the photo to the dimensions I want. I press Save a copy. Then I save - and if I save over the original file or I make a new file, it is ...
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Is there any risk in losing "Photo Booth Library" and "Photos Library.photoslibrary"?

I have observed from this question that the above directories are where the 'true' location of the photos lives and is only viewable on macOS. However a critical part of these photos is the metadata ...
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Photos' timestamps get changed (to when they're moved onto new phone, and their creation date gets set to 1969 - losing all order of images

Scenario: New Android 11 cell phone. Moving 1000's of photos over from old Android 5 phone via a 64bit Win8.1 PC. Photos on new phone then all adopt creation a time stamp of 12.31.1969 (no clue why) ...
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How to merge many photos automatically?

How to merge many photos automatically? I have 2 folders of photos, 200 photos each. I need to merge (side by side) the 1st photo from the 1st folder with the 1st photo from the 2nd folder.
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Problems with viewing photos from MTP devices

when I connect my Android 11 phone to my Win10 as MTP device (File Transfer mode) I am able to copy files from and into the device, but viewing them directly form the phone is quite problematic. ...
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Can't see all photos on iPhone when connected to Win10

Not wanting to use iCloud any longer for space and privacy reasons, I am trying to back up my iPhone photos to my Win10 PC via USB. The phone is connected to the PC with a USB cable and when plugged ...
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Which duplicate should I remove?

A while ago I somehow managed to duplicate a lot of photos but didn't realise till many months later and now don't know which one is the duplicate. For the duplicates, there is a common pattern ...
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iPhone won't ask to trust computer again

I accidentally tapped "Don't trust" on my iPhone after connecting it to my Windows 10 PC and planning to import the latest pictures and videos I have taken during the summer. This is part of ...
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My Fullscreen mode for Windows Photos no longer properly sizes images or videos

My Windows Photo Viewer no longer resizes images or videos to fit my entire screen. I have no clue what caused this to happen as it's worked perfectly fine in the past. Images will simply remain the ...
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Windows 10 Photos App Why I Can't Add new folder?

So I can't add folders to my Windows Photo App, I click on Add folder and it does nothing, by running it on another pc I can see it should show a list of recommended folders but the button to add ...
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Details of Apple AAE sidecar files?

I know that AAE files are sidecars that describe the edits to photos made on an Apple product, and I've looked at the XML text itself. I'm curious, though, if there's any information out there on what ...
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Where Windows store the files which are deleted during Ctrl+Z operation in folder in which the photos has been copied in?

I connected my Android to Windows 10 and cut-pasted all the pictures from Android into my C:/AndroidMedia/Pictures_2021_07_22 folder. I disconnected Android (which had free memory, of course) and I ...
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Import Face Recognition data into Apple Photos

I want to import my photo collection from Picasa into Apple Photos. Folders, Tags and Location works fine. The only missing feature is the import of face recognition data. I've spent days to tag the ...
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DSLR with gphoto2

I'm trying to use my Nikon D3100 DSLR camera to make timelapses of my 3D prints with Octolapse. However, when I send the gphoto2 --capture-image command, the camera freezes and it enters in a some ...
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Importing pictures from phone (using usb) to pc desktop

When I connect my I phone to a pc desktop using a usb cord I get a notification that pops up on my screen asking if the computer can access all photos and videos when connected to the computer.if I ...
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How create panorama from aerial photography video

We rigged up a gopro on a cessna wing (pointing downwards) and filmed some forest. Now, I'd like to create an image of the entire video to see the full forest in one image. I tried extracting frames ...
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iCloud photos Windows synchronization of files stalled - how to determine why?

I have a 50000 element 240 GB photo library in Apples iCloud which I would like to download fully for backup purposes on a Windows 10 machine. I have installed iCloud from the Microsoft store, and ...
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How can I with Linux easily create a collage of passport photos?

I can easily crop a photo to the right dimensions or use an online tool, but I need to make it into a 4x6 because CVS charges $0.25 for a 4'' x 6'' but they charge $12.99 with a coupon for a 2'' x 2''....
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Why does thumbnail from deleted photo still shows up in the Photos tile in Windows 10?

I deleted a photo on Windows 10 and emptied the trash. Now, the photo still appears in the Microsoft Photos tile in the start menu. How can I remove it there? Is there a thumbnail trailing somewhere? ...
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Preserve Date Created when Exporting Photos from iPad to External Drive

Desired behavior I want to be able to view photos through an external solid state drive with their Date shown as when the photo was taken. Current behavior I select a photo in Photos, click Save to ...
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Windows 10 is it possible to put photos/images in fullscreen with the photo app?

This question was already asked at the Corporate's forum (Comment mettre Photos en plein écran ? ou contrôler le diaporama), but lacked in my opinion a satisfying answer and it's locked now. Any ...
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Resize photo to its original size not canvas size

I know about smart object , image size and canvas size and reveal all and trim in image menu and transform and other things. But I want to if there is any solution to change size of canvas in relation ...
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can't crop image with built in Windows 10 photos app without getting an "Oops! We couldn't save that one."

I open a photo in the Windows 10 Photos app and then select the Edit option: I then crop the image but when I try to save the cropped image I get the following error: The error would make sense if ...
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How do I find all files in subfolders that are missing a specific property?

On my main Windows 10 machine, I take a lot of video game screenshots with Steam. Within Steam's screenshot folder (Steam\userdata\<user_id>\760\remote), it creates a new folder for every game, ...
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How can I share a photo with skype using the default photo app (Windows 10)?

On Windows 10, there used to be an option in the default photo app to share a photo with skype. If you clicked on "share", you could select "Skype" which would open a small dialog ...
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Is there a clever way to group a bunch of files together besides using a folder (for Windows desktop background images)?

I have many photographs, and I want to pick about 1000 of them to use as Windows desktop backgrounds (aka wallpapers). The easiest thing to do is copy the ones I want into their own folder, and then ...
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I renamed my photos last year including extension too, Now I am not able to recall a name of photos,How can I find my photos on windows 7?

I renamed my photos last year including extension too, Now I am not able to recall a name of photos or directory where it was stored, How can I find my photos on windows 7? Is there any tool to do ...
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Viewing a whole photo album with Windows "Photos"

I am opening a folder which contains a certain amount of images. When I double click one single element, the Windows Photos software actually does only show this single photo. Even if the folder ...
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Would like to insert a pdf link on a jpg photo

I am wanting to insert a link to a pdf file on a jpg photo. Strange, I know, but I sell gemstones online, and think that being able to open a document showing the actual size of the stone on the items ...
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How would I use IF statements to select which image to pull through using Mergefields?

I'm trying to export images from a database record to a Word document. The record includes a primary photo, which appears on the front page, and then the additional photos are attached to the end of ...
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How to calculate the file size for a digital image

I know that there is some formula of calculating pixels x bit depth and then dividing it by another couple of numbers to get a final file size but I dont know how to do this exactly. There is a ...
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How to view photos in "Photos Library.photoslibrary" created by Mac OS Catalina in Linux & Windows

I have a Mac. I also have a NAS. I sync files by using rsync(in the right way). After synchronization, I can see the "Photos Library.photoslibrary" is recognized by Linux as a folder. [i@one ...
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Share Photos from mobile without losing metadata? [closed]

I am frequently* sent phone-made Photos from trips from other people's Smartphones and likewise want to easily share new photos from trips together with them. The standard methods have long been ...
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How to view HEIC format pictures in Explorer and the Photos app on Windows 10

How can I view my HEIC (High Efficiency Image File Format) pictures in Explorer and the Photos app in Windows 10 Explorer? Explorer shows blank icons instead of the previews. The Photos app gives this ...
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Digikam (KDE) - How to remove all duplicate photos, but keep the reference images?

Though Digikam provides a nice feature of finding duplicate photos, it does not, for what I can see, make it easy to delete duplicates and keep original photos. I hope that the function is somewhere ...
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Switch on /off photo sync between Mac and Iphone

I am using Photos on Mac. Strangely, whenever I take a photo on my iPhone, I can also see the photo in the Photos app on the Mac. I guess there is some sync going on there. But, I looked into the ...
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Are microSD cards suitable for image (photograph) editing and management?

256GB microSD cards have gotten much less expensive recently, and so I am wondering if they are suitable for image (photograph) editing and management. I typically store images on platter-based ...
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How do I get Icloud to back up photos but not videos?

My Icloud is full. How do I get Icloud to back up photos but not videos?
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Windows Photo program does not recognise media in Windows Pictures directory symbolic hard link

Windows Photo program does not recognise media in Windows Pictures directory after the directory has symbolic hard link to another folder. How can that be fixed? I had symbolically linked (/J) the ...
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When sharing a Windows 10 photo album, recipient cannot open the album

I am using Windows 10 Education version 1909. I have created an album using Microsoft Photos 2020.19111.24110.0. I uploaded it to OneDrive and generate a link using Share/Copy a link. When I emailed ...
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Convert Apple's Photo albums to Windows Photo albums

I used to have a MacBook. I now have a computer with Windows 10. I spent hours organizing all my pictures into albums on the Apple's Photo software. I have copied my Photo library on my new PC, and ...
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Identify corrupt photos in Photos.app

What is the best approach to identify all corrupt JPGs managed with Photos.app (formerly known as iPhoto) for macOS? Basically, this is the same question as posed previously, but specifically for ...
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Tool for turning document photos to pdf [closed]

I want to compile photos of my notebooks (taken with phone) into a pdf. The photos are mostly black and white, with some red and blue. They need perspective adjustments because they are not taken ...
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What file format to use for photos? I will edit them. Then I will add text and make a PDF

I want to shoot a few photos using the smartphone. I will receive JPEG files. Next step I will move this photos to desktop computer (Windows 10 Home 64-bit). Now I want to edit this photos: some of ...
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