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  • 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.

  • How-Tos: What are your rights as a photographer?

    You probably don't think about the legality of taking photos very much, but it's more important than ever to be aware of your rights and responsibilities as a photographer--even if you aren't shooting covers for Time magazine. It's certainly true that the U.S. Constitution recognizes a formidable array of rights and freedoms; but when it comes to taking photos, in a lot of situations your rights aren't so clear-cut.

  • How-Tos: Recover deleted photos from camera or memory card

    Here's how to recover photos you've deleted from your camera or memory card.

  • How-Tos: How to edit photos on the iPad using Snapseed

    Tablets, smartphones and even some desktop computers have touchscreens. Jim Martin explains how to use Snapseed, a photo editor that that's supremely easy to use.

  • How-Tos: Turn any DSLR into a light field camera, for free

    We show you how to take photos and then focus the image later. Here's how to turn any DSLR camera into a light field camera, for free.

  • How-Tos: How to delete photos from iPhone 5

    We show you how to permanently delete photos from your iPhone.

  • How-Tos: How to play any video format on your iPhone or iPad

    Download an inexpensive - or even free - app and you can play any video format on your iPad or iPhone. Forget all that time-consuming transcoding from one format to another. We show you how to do it.

  • How-Tos: How to convert videos to different formats

    Convert your videos to the right formats for all your devices including TVs, tablets, smartphones, iPods, media streamers and more. Here's all you need to know about codecs, containers, bitrate and more


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