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Archive for the ‘Photo Editing’ Category



JXR Files? Safe To Open?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Jan from Ohio writes: I have Windows 7. I open Windows Live Photo Gallery and I get a pop-up saying “Would you like to use Windows Live Photo Gallery to open these types of files? JXR” What are these files and is it safe to open? Thanks. Answer: The JXR extension is a file developed… Continue reading

Ready to give Mother Nature a little help? Learn how to turn a dull shot into a stunning sunset with Photoshop. Continue reading

Patricia from Buffalo, NY writes: An e-mail was sent to me with an attachment containing a photo. I would like to use the photo(of my grandson) as the Desktop background on my PC. How do I do that? I am somewhat computer illiterate. Thanks in advance for your help. Answer: To set a photo as your background, you want to start by saving the photo to your local computer. Right click on… Continue reading

Betty from Aledo, TX writes: I frequently download graphics and photos then crop them to use in my Word 2010 documents. I would like to save just the cropped version and do not need to be able to “uncrop” or restore them to their originals later. Is there a way to save the document with just the reformatted version of my graphic? Continue reading

Vincent from Oakhurst, NJ writes: At one time if I selected “View Icons” (small, medium, or large, I would see the actual picture or graphic. However, over time I have downloaded and played with several media viewers, etc. Now, I don not see the photo or graphic. I just see a logo or some other graphic representing the viewer program. How can I restore things so that I again see the actual photo or graphic? Thanks – Vince Continue reading

SendTo-Convert: Convert Images Quickly

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Do you ever need to convert an image from one format to another? How about quickly resize a photo to shrink it down for posting on the web or including in e-mails? SendTo-Convert is a fantastic utility that adds this functionality to the Send to menu. With SendTo-Convert you’ll be able to… Continue reading

Move Those Photos!

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Ever wonder how you can get your pictures from your computer onto a memory card? Here’s the answer! Continue reading

Restore Windows Paint

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Robert from Raymond Maine writes: How do I get my Windows Paint program back? I tried to repair it from the program files, but it says it has a damaged file and won’t install. I am running XP Pro and IE. Answer: You can reinstall Paint or other Windows built-in programs you are missing fairly easily in Windows XP. Start by clicking… Continue reading

Adobe, the maker of popular products like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, After Effects and Acrobat is ending the sale of physical discs in stores at the end of April. Continue reading

How would you like the ability to edit digital images using the sound of your voice? That technology could be coming to your tablet, phone or laptop soon. Continue reading

Camera Codec Pack – Preview Raw Images

Monday, January 21st, 2013

RAW is a popular format for higher end digital cameras, but unlike JPG images, you can’t preview them in Windows Explorer. Microsoft’s free Camera Codec Pack will allow you to preview these images so you don’t need to open every file individually to see what is in the photo. Here’s how to get it… Continue reading

Camera Phones Vs. Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Monday, December 17th, 2012

This holiday season, the sale of conventional point-and-shoot cameras is expected to be much longer than previous years. One major reason why is the proliferation of cell phone cameras that many people consider good enough to replace the point-and-shoot. Is the cell phone camera good enough? Are all the cell phone cameras basically the same? What does a point and shoot offer that a cell phone doesn’t? Continue reading

Copying Images From Word To A Folder

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Follow these steps to copy an image from a Microsoft Word document and save it to a Windows Explorer folder. Continue reading

Adding A Watermark To Your Photos

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Protecting your photos from being used illegally or without permission is essential, but how do you do that without compromising the integrity of your beautiful photography? There is a quick and easy way to create a subtle yet effective graphic that will keep your pictures safe. Continue reading

Need To Measure Something on Screen?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Have you ever needed to measure something on screen? Making a graphic for a document and need it to be just the right size? Want a photo to fit perfectly in a profile, but not sure how big the image is suppose to be? Designing a website and want to match the icon sizes of another site you like? Well… Continue reading

When it comes to scenery, black and white is much easier to muddle than color. If you want to see how beautiful black and white scenery can be in the hands of a master, then check out Ansel Adams: http://www.anseladams.com/. I know that I am not Ansel Adams though, and I daresay that very few of us are. So extra care is required when photographing in black and white. Continue reading

Google Earth is great tool if you wish to have a photo-walk around the globe, and it can also be used for research or academic purposes, too. Continue reading

What’s better then adobe’s suite of content creation software? How about a cloud based version which is always up to date and costs over 2000 dollars less? Read more. Continue reading

Photoshop Elements: Layers

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This article describes the advantage of using the layers feature in Photoshop Elements, and provides methods for adding layers and adjusting their size. Continue reading

Photoshop Elements: Crop and Lighting

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The second article in a series about Photoshop Elements takes a look at two photo editing basics; cropping, and adjusting light and contrast. Continue reading

Photoshop Elements: The Basics

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Photoshop Elements is more limited than its big brother, Photoshop, but it still offers many of the complex features found in the larger program. Learn some of the basics here. Continue reading

Remix all of your media with Stroome

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Stroome is a simple to use online tool that allows you to remix your personal media into videos. You can collaborate any media that has already been uploaded or you can upload your own. Continue reading

White Balance Using Gray Card

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Get natural colors using white balance in a jiffy using Photoshop Camera Raw plugin and a gray card. Here’s a quick guide! Continue reading

Using Lightroom to Edit your Photos

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Mastering Lightroom comes easy if you know just a few steps to enhance raw photos. Here’s a beginner’s guide. Continue reading

iPad for photo editing on the fly

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

If you want to edit RAW images on the fly, here is a convenient way to do so with an iPad. Continue reading

Tilt Shift Photography

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Tilt Shift photography is a new way to make your aerial pictures stand out from the crowd. Here’s how… Continue reading

Looking to add titles or even text bubbles to your photographs? Then you need to check out Captioner! It does all of that and more! Continue reading

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