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How to Turn Your Digital Photos into Artwork

If you want to make your digital photo look as though it’s the work of an artist, your image-editing program may offer artistic effects or filters. These art effects [more…]

Considering What it Costs to Use Your Printer

To understand the true cost of a printer, you need to think about how much you’ll pay for consumables each time you print a picture. The cost of printer paper, and toner or ink, can add up quickly. [more…]

Prepping an Image that You Want to Scan

Before you scan an image into your computer, you need to prep that image. Although you might not have a lot of control over the image you need to scan, you can still prepare ahead of time to improve your [more…]

Taking a Tour of the Fireworks MX 2004 Interface

The Fireworks interface is set up to make accessing the tools quick and intuitive. When you start Fireworks, you'll notice that it doesn't create a new document automatically — instead, you see something [more…]

How to Avoid the Shakes in Your Digital Photos

If the photos you take while holding your digital camera in your hands streak the light because your hands shake, you can attempt to sharpen your photos. Because you probably can’t stop the shake in your [more…]

How to Undo Edits to Your Digital Images

While you edit your digital photos in an image-editing program, you’re bound to make a mistake every now and then that you want to undo. Fortunately, you can undo most mistakes by using these undo safety [more…]

How to Pick a Scanner for Creating Digital Images

For digital photography, your scanner choices really boil down to one of three kinds of scanner technology. Each of these scanners offers a different approach to scanning, so choose the one that best suits [more…]

Using Adobe Fireworks to Prepare Your Photos for the Web

Fireworks has all the features you should need to get your digital images ready for the Web. If you plan to edit most of your digital photos for use on the Web, Fireworks makes that kind of editing easy [more…]

Downloading Professional Images Inexpensively

Professional photographs and graphics can transform a simple Web page design into a professional online presentation. But high-quality images can be pricey. For professional, royalty-free images without [more…]

Using Your Digital Camera with a Mac or PC

Most digital cameras work with both Macintosh and Windows-based PCs. You can transfer digital pictures to either kind of computer, and after the image files are on your computer, use whatever Mac or Windows [more…]

Using the Right Focal Length to Take Pictures with Your Digital Camera

Different digital camera lenses have different focal lengths. On a digital camera, focal length measures the distance between the lens and the image sensor [more…]

Refining Your Digital Image Editor’s Selection Outline

It’s hard to get a digital image selection outline just right on the first try. Expect to refine your selection outline at least a little bit. You can refine your outline in a number of ways: [more…]

Using the TIFF File Format for Your Digital Photos

TIFF, which stands for Tagged Image File Format, is designed for folks who don’t want to lose data, which happens with JPEG compression. Although TIFF files aren’t terribly versatile, you may want to use [more…]

Using Professional Printing Services to Print Your Digital Photos

Also known as a service bureau, a professional printing firm offers services to the general public. A printing service takes care of the job of printing your digital photos, so you don’t have to. Before [more…]

Moving Your Digital Image Selection

You can move and copy digital image selections in your photo editor by using the commands Cut, Copy, and Paste. These commands probably appear in the Edit menu. Here’s the Cut/Copy/Paste command routine [more…]

How to Pick a Digital Camera You Can Upgrade

Depending on the type of digital camera you buy, you may be able to upgrade it in the future. You can upgrade all kinds of camera features. To find a camera with great upgrade potential: [more…]

Using Your Digital Camera’s Digital Zoom

Some digital cameras put a new twist on zooming, providing a digital zoom rather than an optical zoom. With digital zoom, the camera enlarges the elements at the center of the frame to create the appearance [more…]

Using Image-Editing Software Filters on Your Digital Photo

If you want to apply a change to an entire area of your digital photo, you can use a filter in your image editor. Almost all filters in image-editing software [more…]

Considering a Flickr Site

Photo sharing is one of the greatest uses of the Web. Flickr is the most popular photo-sharing Web site around, largely because it's so easy to use.

Photos have a mixed track record on the Web. Scanning [more…]

Organizing Your Digital Images on Your Windows Computer

You can use Windows Explorer to store and organize your digital photos. Working with folders in Windows is easy, so you can organize your digital image files in a snap. In Windows, to create folders to [more…]

Deciding on a Digital SLR Camera Viewfinder

The digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera’s viewfinder shows you (more or less) the exact image the sensor sees. The SLR viewfinder shows the subject by using an image bounced off mirrors. With an SLR [more…]

Printing Digital Photos: Choosing the Right Kind of Printer

What type of printer should you get to create hard copies of your digital photos? Each type of printer has its advantages and disadvantages, so consider what you need from the printer and how much you [more…]

Testing Your Digital Handheld Pictures for the Shakes

When you hold your digital camera in your hands when you take photos, you can end up with blurred images because of a slight (or not-so-slight) shake in your hands. Test your handheld picture-taking skills [more…]

Sharing Digital Photos as E-Mail Attachments

You can attach image files to an e-mail message and send that e-mail to share your pictures. Any e-mail program that supports attachments can send your photo files, so you can share your digital photos [more…]

Why a Higher Scanner Resolution Isn’t Always Better

Particular scanning tasks have recommended resolutions. You may be wondering why not simply use the highest resolution of your scanner at all times. But a high scanner resolution may not give you the best [more…]

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