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Tips and tricks related to shooting and working with still photos on GoPro cameras.

Protune Options of the GoPro HERO9 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO9 Black.
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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO5 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO5 Black.
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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO6 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the GoPro HERO6 Black.
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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO7 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO7 Black.
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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO8 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO8 Black.
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Photos Taken with a GoPro HERO7 Black

The GoPro HERO7 Black can be a fun camera to shoot photos with. Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the GoPro HERO7 to give a sense of what it's like for everyday shooting.
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Can You Zoom In On a GoPro?

Do GoPros have zoom? Yes, some of the newer models do, but there are some limitations that are worth knowing. Here are some examples.
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Shooting Photos with the DJI Osmo Action

Here's a detailed rundown of the DJI Osmo Action's features and capabilities for shooting photos.
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How to Prevent the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, & HERO7 Cameras from Filming Vertically by Using Landscape Lock

The HERO9, HERO8, and HERO7 cameras have sensors that can detect the rotation of the camera. Here's how to lock it in place to prevent automatic rotation.
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GoPro HERO7 Silver and White Photo Resolutions, Modes, and Settings

Here's a rundown of the various features and capabilities of the HERO7 Silver and White when shooting photos.
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GoPro Burst Mode vs Continuous Photo

The Burst Mode and Continuous Photo functions on GoPros are useful ways to capture fast-moving action. Here's a rundown of how they work, how they're different, and what options are available.
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What is GoPro SuperPhoto?

SuperPhoto is one of the photo options on recent GoPro Black edition cameras. Here’s a rundown of what it does and how to use it.
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Photo Modes of the GoPro HERO7 Black

Here's a rundown of the photo features and options available on the GoPro HERO7 Black, the flagship camera in the new HERO7 lineup.
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GoPro Protune Settings Explained

Here are straightforward explanations of what each setting does and when to use it, as well as showing what Protune settings are available on which GoPros.
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How to Open GoPro RAW (.gpr) Image Files Without Lightroom or Photoshop

How can you work with GoPro RAW format .gpr image files without using Lightroom or Photoshop? Here's a quick guide for a free option.
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GoPro HERO (2018) Photo Resolution, Modes, & Settings

Here's a rundown of the relevant modes and settings of the photo mode on the GoPro HERO (2018), including file types, fields of view, and enhanced dynamic range.
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JPG vs RAW on the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, & HERO5 Black

On the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7 Black, HERO6, and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for still photos: JPG and RAW (.gpr). Here's a quick overview of what the difference is and when to use which.
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Can You Take Pictures with a GoPro?

GoPros are best known for video, but yes they most certainly can take still photos. All GoPros can take still photos as JPGs. Some of the newest models can shoot RAW as well.
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FOV Options Available on the GoPro HERO6 Black

Here's a rundown of the field of view options available in the GoPro HERO6 Black. Some FOV settings have been removed and replaced by the new zoom. Others are only available in some shooting modes.
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GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black: Photo Modes

The HERO6 has a new processor and promises improved image quality over its predecessor, the HERO5 Black. Here are some side-by-side comparisons.
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How GoPro's Auto Setting in Burst Mode Photos Works

Among the Burst Mode options on newer GoPros is an Auto setting. It prioritizes better exposure over forcing the number of shots. Here's how it works.
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Photo Modes on the GoPro HERO6 Black

A rundown of the photo modes available on the HERO6 Black.
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What the GoPro Spot Meter Does

Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here's an explanation what it does, how it works, and which GoPros have it.
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Photos Taken with a GoPro HERO4 Silver

GoPro cameras are best known for video. But they're also very capable at taking photos. Here are some real-world examples I've taken with the HERO4 Silver.
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GoPro Stealth Modes

If you'd prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it more discreet.
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GoPro Linear FOV: Pros, Cons, and Examples

Some newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in photos and videos. It's called Linear FOV.
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GoPro Protune Photo Color: GoPro Color vs Flat

Some GoPros, like the HERO9 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat. Here are some examples and when they're best used.
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GoPro Protune Photo Sharpening: High vs Medium vs Low

Some GoPro models give you the option to choose between high, medium, and low levels of sharpening. Here are some examples to help demystify what these different settings do.
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How to Remove the GoPro Fisheye Effect from Photos

Photos taken with GoPro cameras have that distinctive fisheye look. But that might not be what you want all the time. Here's an effective and quick way to remove the fisheye look using Lightroom.
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Pros & Cons of Using a GoPro as an Everyday or Travel Camera

Can you use a GoPro as a travel camera? Absolutely. But before you rely exclusively on your GoPro for that once-in-a-lifetime trip, here’s a rundown of what I see as the main pros and cons.
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Filtering, Sorting, and Selecting GoPro Photos & Video Footage with Fileloupe

It's easy to generate a lot of photos and video clips with GoPros. But sorting through it all to find the keepers can be tedious. Fileloupe aims to speed things up.
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GoPro HERO4 Black Video & Photo Specs: Resolutions, Framerates & Shooting Modes

Here's a detailed overview of the video and photo specs of the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition.
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