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  • How-Tos: Rotate videos shot on smartphone

    How to rotate video clips that come out upside-down. And how to shoot video on your phone the right way around.

  • How-Tos: Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

    Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

  • How-Tos: Turn a photo mistake into a great shot

    Not every photo is a keeper. Indeed, a lot of the pictures you take probably turn out to be duds--perhaps the exposure is way off, the white balance turned everything blue, or you accidentally shot into the sun and your subject is in shadow. Whatever the reason, the good news is that it's not hard to rescue many of those shots. The next time you have some photos that you're not happy with, see if any of these tips can help turn a loser into a keeper.

  • How-Tos: How to transfer photos from camera to laptop

    How do you put pictures from your camera to your laptop? We explain step by step what you need to do.

  • How-Tos: How to perfect your photo's colors by adjusting white balance

    Most people distinguish good photos from bad photos based on just a handful of factors: the focus, exposure, framing, and color balance. And while the first three are pretty obvious, color balance is the most mysterious. As a result, many snapshooters pay little or no attention to it, and that's too bad--it's easy to adjust, and can have an enormous effect on your photos.

  • How-Tos: How to send videos

    Here's how to send a large video file to friends, family or colleagues.

  • How-Tos: How to tag photos in Windows

    If you struggle to find the photos you’re looking for, Windows provides the tools you need. Here we show you how to tag photos and use those tags to find the photos you want.

  • How-Tos: Organise photos in Windows 8

    To give you more control over your pictures Microsoft has a free application - Windows Photo Gallery - that can help you more closely manage your photo

  • How-Tos: How to use a Macbook's FaceTime webcam

    If you've got a MacBook then you might want to make use of its built-in camera. Here's how to use a Macbook's FaceTime webcam.

  • How-Tos: How to put photos on iPhone or iPad

    In this feature we explore several different ways of putting photos on to iPhones and iPads.

  • How-Tos: Essential photo composition tips and tricks

    Composing a compelling photo can be a challenging artistic endeavor; after all, what looks great in real life can be flat and uninspired when captured as a photo. It's not enough just to capture what you see with your eyes; you need to reinterpret the scene for the medium that we used to call film.

  • How-Tos: Font free-for-all: Where to get free and low-cost fonts

    Back in ancient times--throughout much of the 1980s and 1990s when just 1000 or so fonts were available for desktop computers--designers had a tongue-in-cheek saying among themselves: The one who dies with the most fonts wins! It made sense at the time because fonts were coveted by every designer as a creative resource of unparallelled importance, and prices were astronomical. While supply has risen and prices have dropped in more recent eras, one thing remains true today: Fonts remain incredibly important and valuable to anyone who puts words on paper or pixels.

  • How-Tos: How to capture a sense of speed with panning

    Cameras are very good at freezing moments in time. Browse through your photo collection, and no doubt you'll have lots of examples in which a fast shutter speed captured an instant and preserved it, seemingly in amber. What's missing from photos like those, though, are any sense of drama. If you're shooting moving subjects - at a car race, a sporting event, or an airshow, for example - then you might want to preserve some of that action. You should learn to pan your camera.

  • How-Tos: Get Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8

    If you have a Windows 8 then you might want Flash Player to fully appreciate some websites on the internet. Here's how to get Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: How to watermark images

    Not everyone owns a copy of Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, so here's how to add a watermark to batches of photos using the free uMark Lite utility - no need to upload your photos to a website: this tool runs in Windows.

  • How-Tos: How to sell your photos online

    You don't have to be David Bailey: we show you how to sell your photos through stock image agencies, your own website and through Flickr and Getty.

  • How-Tos: Buy the right printer for high-quality photos or posters

    Getting the right printer for your needs can be a minefield. However, as long as you know what you intend to use a printer for its simple to narrow down your choices

  • How-Tos: Print multiple images per sheet on Windows 8

    Here's how to print several images on one sheet, using Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: How to minimize noise in digital photos

    In the days before digital photography, seemingly every corner store had rack upon rack of film on display. Each roll of film was marked with a speed--measured in ISO--such as 100, 200, or 400. Higher-speed film was handy for low-light photography, but it had a serious disadvantage: grain.

  • How-Tos: Shoot now, focus later: Change the focus after you take a photo

    The line separating reality and science fiction continues to blur. Whereas 40 years ago, cameras that focused themselves were unfathomable, auto-focus lenses have been a routine part of photography since the 1980s. Fast forward to today, and you can purchase the Lytro camera, which does away with the idea of focusing entirely: You can change the focus of Lytro photos after they're taken. The coolest part? I'm going to tell you how to simulate Lytro photos with the camera you already own.


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