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    The advent of digital cameras has changed the way we take pictures. With film cameras, which offered a relatively tiny number of photos per roll of film, budding photogs used to take their time composing every shot and only snapped what they thought would be the very best pictures. And it wouldn't be until after the film was developed that they'd know whether or not a particular photo came out well.

  • How-Tos: Create iMovie titles or watermarks with creative overlays

    iMovie ’11 offers many options for styling title text—more than you probably realized. But what if you want even more control over how text appears? Or maybe you want a custom graphic or logo to appear in the corner of your video. With an image editor and a small amount of trickery, you can easily do so.

  • How-Tos: Create cool video titles in Final Cut Pro X

    If you edit video, you probably use titles—to introduce a topic, identify a speaker, or perhaps credit actors and crew. Title design goes beyond just the choice of words. Fonts, colors, size, graphic elements, and animation all combine to establish a tone that can unify, support, and enhance your entire project.

  • How-Tos: How to print photos at a larger size

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to print photos at a size of your choice.

  • How-Tos: Master VLC, the ultimate Windows media player for power users

    Let's just rip off the Band-Aid and get the bad news out of the way: The standard version of Windows 8 won't include Windows Media Center or the ability to play DVDs by default.

  • How-Tos: How to get great audio in iMovie '11

    Audio can be the most important part of your movie, and bad audio can ruin the cinematic experience for viewers. Background noise, low sound, or obtrusive music can all make your film or video unwatchable, even if it's shot beautifully.

  • How-Tos: How to correct a badly exposed photo

    You can correct a poorly exposed photo using editing software. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: Remove unwanted objects from a photo

    Here's how to eliminate unwanted objects or people from your digital photos

  • How-Tos: How to remove red eye from photos

    Red-eye is the scourge of a good family photo. Here's how to remove red-eye from photos.

  • How-Tos: How to sharpen a blurry photo

    Although it is difficult to remove entirely, you can reduce blurriness from photos by increasing the sharpness. Here's how to improve a blurry photo.

  • How-Tos: Fix your photos for free

    We explain how to fix nine common photo problems, from red-eye to incorrect white balance. Whether your photos are blurry and need sharpening, or you want to remove that dustbin from the corner of a shot, we show you how to do it for free.

  • How-Tos: Blur the background in photos

    Here's how to create a blurred background in your digital photos to highlight your subject

  • How-Tos: How to correct white balance after you have taken a photo

    Correctly using white balance means that photos record and reproduce the correct, natural colours. Here's how to correct colours after you have taken a photo.

  • How-Tos: Improve contrast in digital photos

    Here's how to improve the contrast of your digital photos

  • How-Tos: How to crop a photo

    When taking a photo it's easy to get your framing wrong, especially if you are in a rush. Here's how to re-frame your shot to get a perfect picture.

  • How-Tos: How to remove noise from digital photos

    Here's how to eliminate noise from your digital photos

  • How-Tos: Fix iOS 6 settings for Camera apps on iPhone

    Camera app not working properly with iOS 6 on your iPhone? We worked out a simple fix for Camera+, Hipstamatic, ProCamera that should work with other apps.

  • How-Tos: How to Tether Cameras, Make Star Trails on a Mac, Learn RAW Workflows, and More

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can, though given the quantity of email I get, I can’t promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus.

  • How-Tos: From DVD to iMovie to Facebook

    Reader Ivan A. swears that the following issue is enough to cause him to pull out his hair. This now-nearly-bald reader writes:

  • How-Tos: Tips for Photographing Birds

    Perhaps you've noticed something about photographing wildlife: It's really hard. The main problem, of course, is that animals will, almost without exception, fail to pose on cue. In fact, they refuse to take any direction from you at all. And if you thought it was hard to take a photo of a cat or a dog or a moose, just try to photograph birds. In the past, I've given some advice for shooting wildlife and pets, but this week let's zero in on tips for capturing our feathered buddies.


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