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  • How-Tos: How to geo-tag images with Panoramio

    Digital cameras and mobile phones are increasingly able to geo-reference information and pinpoint our location. It's now possible to ‘geo-tag' photos before uploading them to the web, allowing Google Maps, Google Earth and similar mapping applications to display the exact location that an image was taken.

  • How-Tos: How to digitise analogue video content

    As Hollywood moguls encourage us to relive the transition from VHS to DVD with Blu-ray, many of us are still hanging on to our trusty old VCRs and video cassettes. But with the threat of tape mould looming, it really is time to go digital.

  • Video: How to fix and find your photos

    Make digital photography fun with tips and free downloads. And make your photography sessions a lot more productive and cost-effective.

  • How-Tos: How to create 3D photos

    Our brains use a variety of clues to calculate how close an object is when we view a scene. Perspective is preserved in photography, but depth is not, resulting in photos that look flat.

  • Video: How to fine tune your HDTV

    Tweak colour, brightness, and contrast settings and then precisely calibrate your screen - we show you how. Get your high-definition television to show off its best picture quality.

  • How-Tos: How to print true colours

    It isn’t until you’ve tested several printers that you realise just how much the quality of output can vary from model to model. But a more striking discrepancy is the one commonly noted between the colours onscreen and those that are printed.

  • How-Tos: How to beat printing costs

    In some cases, printer ink is five times as expensive per millilitre as vintage champagne. But we don't want to pay those prices.

  • How-Tos: How to take infrared photographs

    Infrared photography is used in agriculture, mineral prospecting and ecology because it reveals hidden information. But it’s also fascinating for the rest of us because it produces such strange-looking results.

  • How-Tos: How to set the scene in Antics 3.1

    Computer animation has brought an astonishing level of realism to the big and small screens.

  • How-Tos: How to make simple edits in Photoshop Express

    It offers 17 of Photoshop CS3's best tools, plus 2GB of online storage, all for free. Here, we look at getting started with Adobe's Photoshop Express.

  • How-Tos: How to troubleshoot USB devices

    So simple to use and yet so complicated when they fail, USB drives can send even the most calm among us potty. Here, we demonstrate how to banish those USB blues.

  • How-Tos: How to adjust depth of field

    DoF is the photographer’s offside rule: everyone understands it but nobody can explain it succinctly. However, everyone would agree that extreme DoF is one of a photographer’s most powerful artistic tools.

  • How-Tos: How to repair photos using the Clone Brush

    Few of us get to know more than our nearest and dearest relatives. But if the old photos collected from long-lost cousins are anything to go by, I’m not sure this is such a bad thing.

  • How-Tos: How to repair photos using copy and paste

    Let's face it, most of us buy image-editing software to make ourselves and our photography skills look better. But we don't need to be an expert to get some decent results.

  • How-Tos: How to control your camera's focus in low light

    For those of us who live in Britain, a country with more gloom than a Christmas episode of EastEnders, taking photos in low light is a serious problem. No matter what the time of day, we’re likely to be taking our snaps in far from perfectly lit conditions.

  • How-Tos: How to create an Andy Warhol-style image

    From knitting clubs to craft stalls at the now obligatory farmers’ markets, it seems the home-made present has never been so popular.

  • How-Tos: How to create a Roy Lichtenstein-style image

    I haven’t seen Blue Peter for a fair few years. In my day it was all sticky-back plastic this and toilet roll that, but the photographer in me hopes that things have moved on.

  • How-Tos: How to create a photo album in Photoshop Elements

    Learning to take memorable photographs and edit them to achieve particular effects can be a life-long process. But as you leanr more about photography, taking digital stills becomes highly fulfilling. Once you begin taking photos you're proud of, you'll want to show them off to others - and creating a photo album using Photoshop Elements is a neat and easy way to do it.

  • How-Tos: How to use the web to print a photo book

    It's easy enough to pop down to Smiths and buy a standard photo album, pop in your prints and show them off to your friends. Why not add a touch of style and create your own professional-looking album online?

  • How-Tos: How to create a web photo gallery

    There's only so much sitting around and looking at photo albums we can squeeze into a trip to Granny and Grandad's. By showcasing your creative talents online, family and friends can admire them in their own time.


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