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    Google SketchUp is a surprisingly advanced modelling program. A set of plug-ins enhance its capabilities; here, we look at Shaderlight.

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    There's nothing worse than uploading your digital snaps to your PC, only to discover that in that perfect photo, you or one of your subject's has red-eye

  • How-Tos: Tips for taking great smartphone photos

    You probably don't carry your fancy-pants DSLR camera with you all the time, but your smartphone--along with its built-in camera--is in your pocket everywhere you go. That's why these days the most popular camera used to upload photos to Flickr isn't a camera at all, but the iPhone.

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    If you have a phone with a camera you may already be used to taking a lot of photos you wouldn't take under different circumstances. Of course, you may carry a higher quality dedicated digital camera around with you for important occasions, but for ad hoc photos it is likely that your phone does the trick nicely.

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    If you want to give your digital photographs an 'arty' feel then converting a colour image to black and white is one of the best ways to achieve this.

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    Android may be a versatile OS, but the little green robot can run into trouble when it comes to certain file formats. RAW photo formats such as .NEF won't show up in the default Android's image and video Gallery app. Even common video file formats such as .AVI and .MKV will stop most Android phones in their tracks.

  • How-Tos: How to crop an image

    Investing in photo-editing software is a must if you want to make edits such as removing red eye or adding layers. However, if you simply want to crop a photo, the Paint program integrated into Windows offers this functionality. Here's how to use it.

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    How to improve the quality of photos you take on your smartphone or tablet camera.

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    Taking pictures is pointless unless you look at them later. That in turn means organising your photos so you can quickly view the ones you want. Tags make relatively light work of this organisational process and mean items you later want to retrieve can be found more easily. Naming photos as you go is good practice, but not every app you may use on your Android device will allow you to do so. Transferring shots to a PC for tagging can be easier.

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    Whether you've got movie-making ambitions or just want to capture a few precious moments, your Android smartphone or Android tablet can help you grab plenty of footage and share it with the world.

  • How-Tos: How to create vector masks in Photoshop

    In graphic art and design, a mask is a tool that lets you isolate part of an image from the area surrounding it. Once isolated, you can apply adjustments (for example, special effects or color balance) to that area alone, or use the mask to eliminate the background completely. With Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5, you can create masks using both pixels and vector paths, but masks created with vector tools are almost always more accurate than those created using pixel-based tools. Moreover, vector masks are easier to edit later on. Here are some quick steps you can use to create a vector mask.

  • How-Tos: How to connect an HDTV to the network to view iPlayer programmes, photos

    How to connect your TV to your home network, so you can watch programmes and view photos from the web.

  • How-Tos: How to protect your holiday snaps abroad

    We're not suggesting that your camera or camcorder is going to be lost or stolen on holiday, but how upset would you be if it was? We show you how to back up the photos and videos you capture, just in case the unthinkable happens.

  • How-Tos: How to create dramatic photos with high dynamic range

    High dynamic range can add drama to your photos. We show how it works, even on a fairly ordinary digital camera.

  • How-Tos: Make Your HDTV Web-Ready

    By now, you're used to watching all kinds of video via the Web. You get caught up on your favorite TV shows with Hulu, enjoy a movie or two with Netflix Instant Watch, maybe even sneak in a cat video or two (or a dozen) on YouTube during your lunch break at work. You're used to searching the Web to find what you want to watch when you want to watch it.

  • How-Tos: How to turn on subtitles on iPlayer

    The BBC's online catch-up TV service, iPlayer, allows web users to watch programmes that have already been broadcast on their PC for up to 30 days after their first transmission.

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    Coinciding with this week’s release of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has posted well over a dozen new Knowledge Base articles detailing various quirks of the new software. I’ve summarized the key issues below. I follow that with a brief look at users’ largely negative assessment of the update.


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