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How to Organize Your Digital Photos in Your Image-Editing Software

You need a consistent file organization in your image-editing software to handle all your editing tasks. Most editing programs including an organizing feature so that you can keep your digital photos easy [more…]

Cropping a Digital Photo with Adobe Photoshop Elements

You can cut, or crop, an image file that you have on your computer by using Adobe Photoshop Elements (or another image-editing program), reducing the image to the cropped area. With an image open in Elements [more…]

Making Complex Shapes with Fireworks MX 2004

Fireworks MX 2004 introduces a new concept for creating shapes: AutoShapes. You can make these complex shapes simply by choosing them directly from the Rectangle tool's pop-up menu: [more…]

Transferring Digital Images from Your Camera to Your Windows Computer

You can easily transfer images from your digital camera to your computer. This camera-to-computer transfer requires that you’ve installed your camera’s driver on your PC. To move photos from your digital [more…]

How to Remove Blemishes from Your Digital Photos with Your Image Editor

If your digital image contains little marks (called artifacts) or your subject has an unsightly pimple, you can easily remove them with your image editor’s Brush or Pencil tool. Painting or drawing over [more…]

Dreamweaver to Fireworks: Image Editing

Suppose that you have a logo on your Web page and your client suddenly wants it in a different color. Normally, this would mean launching another image-editing program, tracking down the logo, opening [more…]

How to Use a Photo as Wallpaper on a Mac

The image that appears on your Mac’s main screen is called the wallpaper. Instead of sticking with the default wallpaper, you can plaster one of your favorite photos on the desktop as wallpaper. [more…]

Investing in Adobe Photoshop to Edit Digital Images

Adobe Photoshop is the digital image-editing program everyone respects. Photoshop allows you to manipulate your digital photos in just about every way. You do have to figure out how to use Photoshop’s [more…]

Editing a Layer of a Digital Photo with Adobe Photoshop Elements

You can edit part of an image without changing the rest of it by making changes to a particular layer in Adobe Photoshop Elements. You just need to make sure that the part you want to edit resides on the [more…]

Getting the Best Monitor and Display for Viewing Digital Images

You use your computer’s monitor display when working with your digital images, so get only the very best display available (that you can afford). For digital photographers, your display and video card [more…]

Selecting a Part of Your Digital Image by Color

In your photo-editing program, you can select pixels in your digital image based on color. Elements calls its color-based selection tool the Magic Wand, but other programs call it the Color Wand, Color [more…]

How to Sharpen Your Digital Photo in Image-Editing Software

Use your image-editing program’s Sharpen tool, if it has one, to “paint” sharpness in only those places in your digital photo where you want things to look clearer or crisper. To use a Sharpen tool in [more…]

Computer Monitor Resolution

Like digital cameras, computer monitors (and other display devices) create everything you see on-screen out of pixels. You typically can choose from several monitor settings, each of which results in a [more…]

Transferring Photos from Your Digital Camera to Your Computer by Cable

You can transfer image files directly from your digital camera to your computer with a cable. This cable plugs into your camera at one end and your computer at the other. With the cable connecting them [more…]

Editing Your Digital Photos Like a Pro with Advanced Image-Editing Software

If you edit pictures on a daily basis or just want a lot of control over your images, you may want to use an advanced photo-editing program, which provides you with flexible, powerful, and convenient photo-editing [more…]

Removing Red Eye from a Digital Photo with Adobe Photoshop Elements

Your digital picture subjects may end up with a case of red eye. If you can’t prevent the red eye when you take the picture, you can remove it in Adobe Photoshop Elements using the Red Eye tool designed [more…]

How to Use Your Image Editor’s Correct Camera Distortion Filter

If you get a distorted view of a subject in a digital photo, use your image-editing program’s Correct Camera Distortion filter to change the distorted image to a normal perspective. Just remember that [more…]

How to Fix Color Casts in Your Digital Photos

A color cast is a tint that discolors your digital image. If a color cast appears in an image captured with a digital camera, get rid of that color cast by using your digital editing application. [more…]

How to Straighten a Digital Photo in Your Image Editor

When you use your digital camera, you may have a hard time capturing a picture that’s perfectly level. If you have a photograph that’s well composed but a little crooked or askew, you can easily straighten [more…]

Cloning in Your Digital Image to Cover Flaws

You can clone (copy and paste) pixels in your digital image to cover up defects in your photo. Just pick up the Clone tool, provided in most photo editors. With this Clone tool, copy and paste pixels simply [more…]

Editing Digital Photos in Corel Paint Shop Pro

Corel Paint Shop Pro (PSP) is a general-purpose image editor with a reputation as the “poor man’s Photoshop” because Paint Shop Pro provides a substantial portion of Photoshop’s capabilities for less. [more…]

Deleting a Layer in a Digital Photo in Adobe Photoshop Elements

To adjust how your digital photo looks, you can delete a layer (or layers) from that photo. Deleting a layer removes that layer’s contents from the image file. Use Adobe Photoshop Elements to delete a [more…]

Installing Your Digital Camera Driver on Your Windows Computer

To transfer digital camera photos to your computer, you need to install the camera’s driver on your computer. You can install a driver fairly easily on a Windows computer, and that driver lets you access [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…]

Using the Camera Raw File Format for Your Digital Photos

The Camera Raw format, sometimes called simply Raw, was developed for photo purists who don’t want the camera to make any changes to the photo data. Camera Raw records data straight from the sensor, without [more…]

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