Questions tagged [photos]

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Searchable Photo Album with Google Photos [closed]

We all know the great possibility to seach with Google Photos, you can searche for faces, dogs, colors etc etc. Suppose I have a public photo album, say Cities. Is there a way to enable search in ...
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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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Why does Photos in Windows 10 play my pictures immediately in a series instead of displaying an individual picture?

I made a GIF that will hopefully help illustrate what is happening. When I open an image, it plays all of them rapidly instead of just displaying. I apologize if I am using the wrong StackExchange but ...
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How to Auto-Organize Photos similar to Import dialog

I have lots of photos and videos on local disk that I would like to import into my Pictures directory. The functionality I really need is the ability to automatically determine the date the photo/...
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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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Missing Thumbnails

I'm using windows 10... Most but not all of the thumbnails in the picture folder are icons when I view them in file explorer... I've tried everything I could find on the net to repair/replace these ...
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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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Why does Dropbox's Camera Uploads feature recommend to save HEIC photos as JPG?

Wouldn't converting all photos from HEIC to JPG lower the quality of the photos?
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GIMP: best way to turn greyscale image of printed sheet music into black-on-white

I've got a bunch of photos of some sheet music (taken by someone else under not-great conditions) which I want to turn into black-on-white. eg I've turned the photos into greyscale and put them all ...
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Change background colour of Windows 10's Photos

When viewing an image in Windows 7's Photo Viewer, it would have a coloured background that made it clear where the image started and ended. By comparison, in Windows 10, the background is always ...
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MS Photos will not make video

I need to make an animation for a presentation. MS Photos should be able to make videos but the buttons that are needed for this capability just don't show up in my copy of Photos. The version I am ...
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How to open a photo in a new tab in Google Chrome with a keyboard shortcut

I used to know this but can't remember it now and can't find the original website where I had learned it from. In macOS, how can I use a keyboard command to get a photo to open in Google Chrome? I ...
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macOS Photo app deleted photos

I upgraded my 21,5” 2011 iMac with an ssd replacing the combo drive. I booted up from the ssd, navigated through my harddrive to my home folder of my old install, and double clicked on my photo ...
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When backing up files and folders, include or exclude thumbs.db?

When backing up individual files and folders (as opposed to creating volume images), are there any reasons to intentionally include or exclude thumbs.db files? The sources of the files are Android ...
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Why Photoshop can't open Whatsapp images?

I have been trying to edit photos that I received in Whatsapp in Photoshop. But while I try to open such images in Photoshop, it throws me an error like in the image. But now I can add those images by ...
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Uploading large folders to Onedrive

I have ~300GB of photos and other data, stored on an external hard drive, that I want to put on my onedrive account. As an Office365 customer I have 1TB of storage available. I have the Onedrive app ...
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How to import photos library on a Mac SSD to Windows?

Following the death of my Macbook Pro, I have a SSD with all my photos on it, stored as a Photos library. How can I extract all the photos that are in it and transfer them to Windows ? My photos are ...
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copy an image with a hyperlink

I couldn't find any previous discussion. is there any code, i can copy the image with hyperlink and the data on the hyperlink comes from another tab to the right place? example: I have a whatsapp ...
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How to install ViewNX-i on macOS Mojave?

I want to install Nikon's ViewNX-i on macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to convert photos from NEF to JPEG. I followed the installation steps here but cannot see the app: nothing is listed as Nikon or ViewNX in ...
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Is the facial recognition feature in Windows 10 Photos local or cloud?

Apparently, the Photos app found on Windows 10 can group photos based on people in it i.e. it has facial recognition features. I'm wondering if this facial recognition is done on the device locally, ...
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Using Lenovo P52's built-in infrared cameras to take photos or video in the infrared spectrum?

I have a Lenovo P52 that came with IR cameras in order to use Windows Hello. I was wondering if it is possible to use these cameras to take photos or video in the infrared spectrum. I did some ...
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Efficiently selecting a range of digital photos by timestamp

I am copying a number of images from a slow network share that exposes a digital camera's DCF file system. I don't want all the images, just those that fall within a specific time interval. Calling ...
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How can I transfer Windows Photo video projects to a new computer

I don't any obvious place where Windows Photo keeps information about video projects, albums etc. It seems (based on another answer in this site) that information is kept in a database in AppData ...
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Migrate Data from Ondedrive to iCloud Photos

My OneDrive contains pretty much all of my files, photos and videos (~60+ gb). I have a mac and an iPhone and I finally want to sync up everything all in iCloud. I've already upgraded my iCloud so it ...
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deleting the library contents of Shotwell

I plugged my cellphone to my Ubuntu laptop via a USB cable and somehow Shotwell was invoked and all my photos were imported. Now I have a Shotwell library which I do not want and I am concerned that ...
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How can I find photos that are not in an album with Google photos

I use the Photos app from Google (photos.google.com). When I organize my photos into albums, I often lose track of which photos I have already added to an album and which are still 'unassigned'. ...
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Why can't I rotate just one image by itself but I can rotate multiple images when using the Windows 10 Explorer context menu?

I am having an odd issue in Windows 10 using the "Rotate Left" or "Rotate Right" Explorer right-click menu options. If I select two or more images, I can rotate them just fine using either method, ...
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Certain pictures render in weird green and purple palette in Linux Mint

I'm running Mint 19.1 on my laptop, and I don't know what changed, but sometimes images will just have this weird color palette. On Firefox, it happens on some websites, but not others. Facebook is ...
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Are Synology Photostation and Qnap Photostation the same?

Is the Photostation software available on both Synology NAS and Qnap NAS the same? Do they share the same photo management software provider?
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Windows Photo Viewer - limited options available

I've checked several posts on here and other sites relating to Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10. Windows Photo Viewer isn't listed as an available application when I right-click ad "Open With". ...
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Portrait photos showing in landscape on digital photo frame

I have a digital photo frame that showcases all my best family shots over the past 20 years. It's always worked fine for both portrait and landscape oriented photos. Now I got a new cellphone (Xiaomi ...
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adjust the photo size for external drive icon in windows 10

I have custom photos or ico files for external drives using windows 10- how can I make the photo fill the entire border of the icon ?
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What is the “correct” workflow in Apple's ecosystem for sharing/grouping photos?

My goals are: Share photos within my group (family/friends/whatever) Not have duplicate photos all over the place (they get out of hand quickly) Be able to work with the photos easily (for example, ...
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Picture that changes sizes depending on device viewed

I have a photo on a site that when viewed on a desktop pc fits the page perfectly. However when viewing on a mobile device, the image does not shrink with the page, instead it stays full size. Is ...
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Windows photos app - not able to navigate through the photos

If I open any photo using the Photos application in Windows 10 OS then I am able to click on the left/right arrows on the keyboard to move to the next photos. But incase I zoom-in in any of the photos ...
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Will the photos keep the same quality once resized? Like microsoft paint or even better?

Asking if the quality remains the same from Image Resizer for Windows, in terms of viewing the photos from the original full HD size (via an iPad) to a general 1300 pixel size (in general). I use ...
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Photos and iCloud

I use an iMac with a 121 Gb SSD drive that is my system disk, and a larger conventional drive (3 Tb). To regain space on my C-drive C:/, I moved the Photo library to the D-drive D:/ and designated it ...
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Keep video creation date when exporting and re-importing from Photos app on macOS

When I Export a video with the Photos app on a Mac, Delete it from the Library, and Re-import it it's always appended to the end of the list, regardless of when it was taken. It seems like the ...
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Which metadata fields Windows 10 Photo App uses while importing?

My GoPro had a depleted battery, and its date was reset. I edited the exif "Creation Date" field. Using the file explorer properties dialog I can see that it was correctly edited, But when I try to ...
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Advanced photo and video import tool for Windows

I'm looking for a Windows-based tool that can reliably import a large collection of photos and videos. Windows Photo Import isn't up to the job - it keeps crashing. I have a library of 1.7 million ...
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How to Upload Folders of Photos to Albums on iCloud?

I'm trying to determine the best way to migrate multiple folders of photos on Windows 10 to iCloud. Currently, I'm copying each folder of photos to the iCloud Photos\Uploads folder, which ...
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How can I recover deleted photos from memory card? [duplicate]

A few days back I found that the photos I have saved in my memory card have been lost. I don’t know what is the reason behind the deletion of photos but I just want them back. How can I restore my ...
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Browse through tags for photos in Plex

Plex has a feature that automatically tags photos. It's easy to find photos in a certain tag by typing (the first characters of) the tag in the search field. To do that, you obviously need to know the ...
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iCloud photos stuck uploading and not syncing on Mac (Mojave)

My Photos application on MacBook Air (Mojave) has been stuck uploading 157 items since January. Nothing since then has been downloaded either. The upload progress bar shows zero progress. I've paused ...
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Is it possible to save a Contact Sheet made in Flie Explorer?

I am wanting to make a Contact Sheet ("A single sheet that multiple photos are attached to a paper [in photography this started out as "a piece of photographic paper onto which several or all of the ...
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Command line interface for Photos App in WIndows 10

Let's say I have a few images in a directory. When I double-click one of them it opens up in the photos app and I can view the other images using left/right arrow keys. However the behavior is ...
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How to preserve date when transferring videos from iPhone to Windows?

I experience the problem that when transferring videos from my iPhone to my Windows PC, that the videos are saved with the date of the transfer and not the date when the videos were taken. This leads ...

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