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Digital Photography & Your Computer

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How to Combine Multiple Digital Photos into One

You can easily combine several digital photos into one, copying part of one photo and pasting it into another by using your image-editing software. To combine images: [more…]

Give Your Digital Photo a Fish-Eye Effect

Fish-eye lenses enable photographers to photograph a distorted 180-degree perspective. You can simulate a fish-eye look in a lot of image editors (including Photoshop Elements). To make your photo look [more…]

How to Remove Unwanted Objects in Your Digital Photos

You can easily remove a piece of content (an object, background, or unlikable person) from a digital photo by using your image-editing program. You can replace that removed piece, and no one can even tell [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 Retouch Blemishes in Your Digital Photos

If you have a nice digital-photo portrait of someone that needs a little retouching, you can easily retouch minor flaws with the Healing Brush tools in Photoshop Elements [more…]

Move Part of a Digital Photo to a New Layer with Adobe Photoshop Elements

In Adobe Photoshop Elements, you can create layers onto which you can move different parts of your photo file. By moving parts of your original photo onto new layers, you can use those different layers [more…]

How to Make a Collage of Photos

You can create a collage by using layers in your image-editing software. Pile as many photos as you want onto different layers in the same collage image, and then position them to create the collage effect [more…]

Adding a Digital Frame to Your Digital Photo with Adobe Photoshop Elements

You can add a digital frame to your photo in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Elements gives you many frame options, letting you preview as many as you want before you decide which frame suits your picture best [more…]

Creating a Digital Slideshow in Adobe Photoshop Album

You can put your digital photos into a slideshow by using Adobe Photoshop Album. After specifying how you want to set up the slideshow, you can choose how to publish it. To create a slideshow [more…]

How to Add Text to Your Digital Photo

If your image editor supports layers, add text to your digital photo by including a text layer in the image file. You can include this text anywhere in the image and decide the text’s look. This process [more…]

How to Make a Vignette in Your Digital Photo

A vignette is a circular border around the center of interest in a photograph, and vignettes are effective when used with a portrait. You can create a colorful vignette with a gradual blend to the subject [more…]

Repairing Vintage Photos in Your Image-Editing Software

When you look at all the problems with a vintage photo, the task of fixing that vintage photo’s damage may seem overwhelming. But image-editing software offers you many options to make that vintage photo [more…]

How to Fix an Underexposed Digital Photo

If your take a photo that you love but it’s underexposed, you can rescue the image in your image-editing software. Many image editors let you correct underexposed pictures, making them underexposed no [more…]

Transferring Digital Photos from Your Memory Card to Your Computer with a Card Reader

By using a card reader device, you can transfer images from a memory card to your computer. Your computer sees the card reader as just another drive on the system. After you install your card reader’s [more…]

How to Use the Liquify Filter in Your Image Editor

The Liquify filter in your image editor is more than a filter — the Liquify filter allows you to manipulate your digital image like warm taffy. You can use the Liquify filter to distort the entire image [more…]

How to Remove Scratches and Spots from a Scanned Photo

A photo that you scan into your computer may have suffered some damage, and the scanning process can also add imperfections. You can use your image editor to remove this damage in the digital version of [more…]

How to Blur a Digital Photo in Your Image Editor

You can blur parts of a digital image in most image-editing programs. Blurring reduces the color and brightness differences between pixels to make them similar. You might want to apply a blur to the background [more…]

How to Scan Film to Create a Digital Image

If you want to scan film, you absolutely must make sure the film is clean. Because you enlarge small film images many times when you work with their scanned copies, you magnify the size of the dust or [more…]

How to Copy Your Digital Image Slideshow to DVD

In many image-editing programs, you can output your digital image slideshow to a DVD. Then, you can play that DVD on any television that has a DVD player attached. To write your slideshow to a DVD by using [more…]

Brushing a Selection Outline onto Your Digital Photo

Use a tool like Elements’ Selection Brush for complex selection outlines. With this tool, you brush over the areas you don’t want to alter, laying down a digital mask over those pixels. Using the brush [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…]

Transferring Digital Photos from Your Memory Card to Your Computer with a PC Card Adapter

Many laptop computers have a slot for connecting PC Card devices (such as modems). You can buy an adapter for your memory cards so that they can fit those slots. After you install an adapter’s software [more…]

Correcting Faded Colors in Your Digital Photos

If you’ve scanned a photo that has faded colors, you can use your image-editing software to try to restore the original colors. You might have to make up some colors, depending on how faded the photo is [more…]

How to Fix an Overexposed Digital Photo

If you accidentally overexpose a photo with your digital camera, you can easily fix it with a duplicate layer and the proper blend mode. As long as none of the overexposed highlights are completely blown [more…]

Change a Photo’s File Format in Adobe Photoshop Elements

You can convert a digital photo’s file format on your computer by using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Elements lets you choose from a list of formats, so you can make your picture file just what you want it [more…]

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