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How to Edit a Picture in Paint Using Windows XP

Although the Windows XP version of Paint is usually used to create simple drawings, you can also use it to edit picture files. In Paint, you can crop your pictures, edit their colors, draw objects on them [more…]

How to Download Images from Your Digital Camera to Your PC

Although most digital cameras come with their own software, Windows Vista has its own built-in wizard for downloading (or importing) images. (If your camera comes with its own downloading software, download [more…]

How to Use the Scanner and Camera Wizard in Windows XP

The Scanner and Camera Wizard in Windows XP allows you to scan in old photos or other documents to make them digital. Scanning is simple, and once you make files digital, you can e-mail them or share them [more…]

Transfer Images from a Digital Camera to Your PC

When you use a digital camera, eventually you’ll want to transfer the images from the camera onto your PC. To transfer images from a digital camera to your computer, you have two choices: [more…]

Enlarging Your Digital Image’s Canvas

You can increase the size of your digital image’s canvas (a virtual backdrop for your image). Increasing the canvas for your image lets you add to that image. How you adjust the canvas varies from program [more…]

Organize Your Photos in Windows Vista

Organize your photos in Windows Vista to make them easier to find later. To organize your photos, assign a key tag to each photo.

It’s tempting to create a folder called New Photos in your Pictures folder [more…]

How to View a Digital Image in Windows XP’s Picture and Fax Viewer

You can use Picture and Fax Viewer For Windows XP to not only view your digital images, but also you can use Picture and Fax Viewer to make minor modifications to your digital images, such as rotating [more…]

Browse Your Photos with Windows Photo Gallery

Use Windows Photo Gallery to browse your photos. Windows Photo Gallery allows you to quickly sort through hundreds (or thousands) of your photos.

Your Pictures folder, located one click away on the Start [more…]

How to View a Digital Image in Windows Vista Photo Gallery

You can use Photo Gallery for Windows Vista to not only view your digital images, but also you can use Photo Gallery to make minor modifications to your digital images, such as rotating or deleting them [more…]

For Seniors: View an Image in Windows Photo Viewer

Windows Photo Viewer enables you to view digital photos. You can also use Windows Photo Viewer to e-mail or print photos, burn (save) photos to disc, or display images in a photo slide show on-screen. [more…]

For Seniors: Tag Your Windows' Photos

Tags help to categorize your Windows photos so you can search for them easily. A Windows tag typically describes what's in a photo, such as Family, Holiday, or Washington DC, although you can add a tag [more…]

For Seniors: E-Mail a Windows Photo

One way to share the digital photos on your Windows computer is to e-mail them. Photos you want to e-mail are sent as attachments, which the recipient can then save on their computer to view or print. [more…]

For Seniors: Burn Windows' Photos to a CD or DVD

You can burn (save) a copy of Windows' photos to a CD or DVD disc, and then share the photo CD or DVD with friends or use the photo disc as back up for the original photos if they get damaged. A DVD holds [more…]

For Seniors: Play a Slide Show of Windows' Photos

You can play a slide show of photos on your Windows computer, displaying each photo one by one automatically. Slides shows of Windows' photos can also be saved and edited, if desired. [more…]

How Does a Digital Camera Work?

A common misconception surrounds today’s digital cameras: Because these cameras don’t use film and because they produce pictures as data files, many folks think that digital cameras must use a radically [more…]

Pros and Cons of Digital Photography

There’s a lot more to like about the digital photo revolution than just cutting the expenses of film and processing. Here are some other advantages of going digital: [more…]

Digital Camera Extras You Might Want

No one gets a pizza with just sauce, and the extras are important in digital photography, too. If you take a large number of photographs or you’re interested in producing the best results from your camera [more…]

How to Download Your Digital Images

Digital photographs are stored in the camera or on a removable card until you download them to your PC. Before you launch into the downloading process, make sure to take care of those dull prerequisites [more…]

Use Windows Movie Maker for Digital Videos

Windows Movie Maker is available for free as part of the Windows Essentials suite, which you can download. Movie Maker runs like a well-oiled machine under Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. [more…]

Round Up Clips and Images for Your Movie Maker Film

Movie Maker might not directly import video clips from some camcorders! Instead, depending on the camcorder you’re using, you might need to run the software that came with your camcorder to import your [more…]

Build Your First Movie with Movie Maker

After you import all the pieces of your new film, it’s time to grab your megaphone and start creating. You start by adding items in the linear Storyboard window, which you use to literally assemble your [more…]

How to Add Transitions to Your Movie Maker Film

Imagine a film that cuts directly from scene to scene with fade-ins, fade-outs, dissolves, or wipes. These are all types of transitions — and without transitions, your movie ends up moving at a frantic [more…]

Add Special Effects to Your Movie Maker Film

Ready to take your film creativity up a notch? Click Movie Maker's Visual Effects tab to display the Effects group. From there, you can add special visual effects throughout your film. [more…]

How to Add Sound to Your Movie Maker Film

What movie is complete without a stirring soundtrack? For example, would the zombies in Return of the Living Dead have been anywhere near as scary without that punk rock playing in the background? Or, [more…]

How to Save and Share Your Movie Maker Film

Movie Maker allows you to save your films in a number of different formats, e-mail them, or even share them on YouTube. (You’ll see many of these same commands on the Home tab in the Sharing group.) [more…]

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