How efficient can Artificial Intelligence be when it comes to photo culling

Introduction AI (Artificial Intelligence) and photo culling is becoming more and more mainstream with different software vendors proposing apps to photographers to ease their photo culling and perform it faster. Of course, there is no silver bullet and besides the fact each apps have strengths and limits as usual, there are critics and some are …

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A time travel to understand why we, photographers, rarely need new gear but for a few good reasons

What this post is about I have  tested 35mm focal lenses bought between…. 1992 and 2020. What’s the point? To show that we can, and should, just come back to the basics. Yes, lenses are much better that what they used to be but don’t be fooled, it is always the same story because physics …

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How Artificial Intelligence can help the photographers who want to shoot RAW+JPEG

Why shoot RAW + JPEG ? This question has been answered countless times (see sources below). But as a summary, I believe there are three kind of photographers who shoot RAW + JPEG : Those who start to shoot RAW and still want to feel safe with the JPEG available Those who want to mostly …

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How to detect poorly exposed images, why it matters and how to improve

Introduction This is not a post for beginners. I assume the reader understands well all the basics of exposure in photography. As a photographer, with modern cameras, one may believe that it is very rare to fail to expose properly an image. Well, whereas this is true for most images, there are still so many …

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Culling similar images after a photoshoot: the rule of 8

Introduction Culling the images is a tedious task that is needed after each photo shoot. It is however extremely important. So, there is both the need to fasten it and to improve it. Therefore, over the last few years, several software has been developed to bring this kind of value to their user. Let’s discuss …

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What is the point to automatically detect panorama members?

Introduction Smartphones can automatically stitch panorama members quickly and efficiently. And for many purposes, this is all you need. But some photographers like to shoot first, using RAW files for instance, and merge the images later with specific software. It could be Hugin, Photoshop, Lightroom, whatever. However, they do need to process this workflow through …

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Sharpness on image: did you get what you need, or what is needed?

Introduction I have already discussed the causes of an image’s blurriness and I won’t discuss the impact of the quality of your camera’s lens on the sharpness of photos. This post already explains why it is not a problem. It is also well known that a sharp image is no synonym to a good image. …

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Why modern Hybrid or DSLR cameras should have 5G

Introduction Smartphone cameras are getting always better, but it is obvious there will be for (more than) a while DSLR and hybrid interchangeable lenses cameras as many kinds of images kind cannot be shot with smartphones. However, one of the major very well-known limitation of these “non-smartphone cameras” is the lack of connectivity with the …

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Automation of photo culling: why detecting Eyes closed is not enough, by far

Introduction Automation of photo culling is becoming trendy with several project that have started since less than a couple of years, even though it is still far from being mainstream if not just accepted as a real potential advantage for your workflow as a photographer. A feature proposed by most project is to cull images …

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Main objections for automation of photos culling

Introduction Since no more than couple of years, a few software capable (or claiming being capable) of culling automatically images thanks to AI and different algorithms or models have been released or are getting close for being commercially available. As usual, some will be a better match to your needs than others. But it is …

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