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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…]

How to Use eBay to Shop for Digital Cameras and Equipment

eBay is a great place to locate digital camera equipment at a price you’re willing to pay. You can find older digital cameras and lenses, as well as difficult-to-find accessories on eBay. To use eBay successfully [more…]

How to Choose a Main Subject for Your Digital Image

When you’re taking pictures with your digital camera, compose your image with one subject in mind. That subject needs to draw the viewer’s eye. Ensure that your main subject is, in fact, the center of [more…]

Managing Digital Photo Files on Your Computer

You can manage the digital photo files on your computer by using some Windows options. Decide how to view your picture files, and where to get and send those picture files. To manage the photos you have [more…]

The Popular Photography Web Site

Popular Photography & Imaging magazine has been the most authoritative resource for serious amateur photographers for longer than most of us have been alive. Its [more…]

Deciding What Scanner Features You Need

Some scanner features are more useful than others for the digital photography inclined. When deciding on a photo-friendly scanner, keep these features [more…]

Adjusting a Pasted Selection in Your Digital Image

Some programs don’t let you move pasted images easily. In the photo editors that do, however, you can adjust the pasted selection without affecting the underlying image. If your editor lets you adjust [more…]

The Types of Image-Editing Filters

If your image editor offers filters, you can apply those filters to your digital photos for a wide range of uses. Whether you want to correct your digital photo or manipulate it for effect, filters can [more…]

Printing a Digital Photo

You can print a digital photo from the photo-editing software on your computer, much like you print any computer file. To print a photo that you’ve downloaded from your digital camera to your computer, [more…]

The Digital Photography Review

Digital Photography Review(usually called just DPReview) is an incredible free digital photography resource online. DPReview is a top-notch site for information about any digital camera. Here are the kinds [more…]

How to Organize Your Photos in Photoshop Album

Photoshop Album can help you organize your photos so that they are easier to find and so that groups of important photos are stored together. To organize your photos using Photoshop Album, simply open [more…]

How to Change the Volume of Your Digital Camera’s Sound Effects

Digital cameras are big on sound effects. Some cameras play a little ditty when the camera is turned on, make a beeping sound to tell you about an adjustment, and emit a little shutter sound when you take [more…]

Using the Right Paper to Print Digital Photos on Your Printer

With printer paper, the better the paper, the more your digital images look like traditional print photographs. If your printer can accept different kinds of paper, you need to evaluate the quality you [more…]

How to Establish Your Image Editing Workflow

Establish a workflow that you use to edit your digital photos. A workflow is the order in which you perform all the tasks associated with image editing in particular circumstances. A well-planned workflow [more…]

Storing Digital Image Files on a CD

When you want to store your digital image files affordably and conveniently, copy your files to a CD-ROM, using a CD burner (this figure shows an external CD burner). Burning digital photos onto a CD gives [more…]

Using Basic Image-Editing Software on Your Digital Photos

You can use image-editing software to alter your digital photos in just about any way you see fit. You can use this software to edit appearance problems, edit out excess background, apply special effects [more…]

How to Change the Depth of Field in Photographs

One aspect of focus — depth of field — is controlled in part by the aperture setting. Depth of field refers to how much of an image is in sharp focus. The larger the depth of field, the greater the zone [more…]

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