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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…]

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 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…]

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…]

Displaying Digital Photos on Your Own Web Page

If you can get your hands on your own Web page, you can use that Web space to store and display you digital photos. Jazz up your Web page by adding your best digital pictures: [more…]

How to Make a Screen Saver Out of Your Photos on a Mac

A screen saver is a series of images that display automatically whenever your Mac is idle for a period of time. Screen savers offer a great way to display your favorite digital photos. Screen-saver customization [more…]

Manipulating Your Digital Photos in Corel PhotoImpact

PhotoImpact is a general-purpose image-editing program that Corel recently acquired. PhotoImpact has been on the market for more than a decade, and it has a particularly strong palette of features. You [more…]

How to Turn a Photo into Your Wallpaper on a PC

Wallpaper is what appears on your Windows-enabled computer’s main screen (the desktop). Instead of sticking with the default wallpaper, you can plaster one of your favorite digital photos on the desktop [more…]

Choosing an Image-Editing Program for Your Digital Photos

If you want to edit the photos you take with your digital camera, you have many choices in image-editing programs to do the job. You can get professional-level [more…]

Selecting by the Edges in Your Digital Image

The term edges refers to areas in your digital image where light areas meet dark areas. Many photo-editing programs allow you to draw a selection outline along an edge. The tool searches for edges near [more…]

Posting Your Digital Pictures to an Online Photo-Sharing Site

You can share your photos on the Web by using the services of a photo-sharing site. These sites are usually free (or come as part of another service you pay for), so share your pictures with the World [more…]

Renaming Digital Photo Files on Your Computer

You often need to rename image files on your computer while you work with your digital photos. By renaming your picture files, you can avoid getting your digital pictures confused. To rename an image: [more…]

Selecting Your Entire Image in Your Photo Editor

If you want to change your entire digital photo, most programs allow you to select all pixels in your picture. You can select (or deselect) the whole image in a number of ways, depending on what program [more…]

Digital Photography Web Sites and Resources

Trying to find a review of a certain digital camera on the Web? Looking for online answers to your digital-image questions? If you want to find some really useful digital photography information on the [more…]

Working on Your Digital Images with Corel Photo-Paint

Corel Photo-Paint is the image-editing program included in the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, and it’s a reasonably full-featured photo-retouching and image-editing program. Photo-Paint [more…]

Shutterbug Magazine’s Web Site

Shutterbug provides a wide range of photography information. (You can see its main page in this figure.) It’s the online adjunct to Shutterbugmagazine, and so the Shutterbug site covers digital photography [more…]

The Luminous Landscape Web Site

The Luminous Landscape is the Web site devoted to digital photography of landscape and nature. Amazingly comprehensive, this site has a ton of digital photography information, articles, tutorials, product [more…]

Editing Your Digital Photos with Roxio PhotoSuite

Roxio PhotoSuite allows you to do basic image editing on your digital photos. PhotoSuite is inexpensive (less than $50) and easy to use. PhotoSuite has many features that you may want in an image editor [more…]

How to Select an Image with Photoshop Elements 6

Manipulating images is what Photoshop Elements 6 is designed to do. This table tells you how to select your heart out — everything from adding to a selection in Photoshop to deselecting to hiding a selection [more…]

How to Maneuver through Photoshop Elements 6

Photoshop Elements 6 offers numerous tools you can use to look at and manipulate images in your computer. This photo and list walk you through the basics. [more…]

Toolbox Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements 6

You can access many of the editing tools in Photoshop Elements 6 through keyboard shortcuts. See this chart for the editing tool and its keyboard shortcut: [more…]

Photoshop Elements 6 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Editing photos in Photoshop Elements 6 is easy with a little guidance on how to maneuver through the application, how to use the shortcuts, and how to select images and parts of images. [more…]

Selection Tricks for Photoshop Elements

To make changes to a picture or part of a picture with Photoshop Elements, you need to make selections. Fortunately, Elements offers a whole bunch of shortcuts to help you select, deselect, add to, and [more…]

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