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WorldStart Tech Tips 2012-05-09

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Quick Tip

Spotify – Back Up Those Playlists!

Anyone who uses Spotify knows that they keep an online database of your playlists on the cloud so you can access them from anywhere simply by logging into your Spotify account.

But what if there’s a catastrophic server failure and the database gets wiped? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a backup of  your beloved playlists?

It’s a simple procedure and also a pretty good idea. You never know what’ll happen, after all. So, open up Spotify, select the first song in your playlist and hit Ctrl-A to select all.

…now just drag them into an open Word or Open Office Writer document window and save the file somewhere safe. 

Note: You’ll have to do this for each playlist you want to back up. 

Each line is a link to the Spotify URL containing that particular track so you can re-add later!

~Andrew

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Announcements

Your Computer Has Issues!

Painfully Slow Start-Up and Load Times...

Security Threats Galore - Viruses Running Rampant!

Overloaded Hard Drive FULL of Digital Junk...

AND USING THE INTERNET IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE!

Believe it or Not: There's a ONE-PROGRAM Cure to ALL of These Issues!

SYSTEM MECHANIC IS THE ANSWER!

Automatically Finds & Fixes ALL Issues With a Click of Your Mouse!

MAKE YOUR PC RUN UP TO 300% FASTER!

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Automatically Optimize Your System!

Accelerate Load Times - Speed Up Your Internet - Get FULL Security!

REPAIR ALL OF YOUR PC ISSUES WITH ONE PROGRAM!

Unbelievably Low Price - Just $12.97 For ULTIMATE PC Repair & Protection!

 

Hasty Decisions Lead to Expensive Mistakes...

So you're sick of your SLOW PC.  Actually, that's an understatement.  You're ready to set your computer on fire, throw it from a window and dance on it's ashes. 

It has security issues, viruses, start-up errors, it's full of old digital junk...the list goes on and on.  Forget 'slow...' it's hardly working at all! 


How long have you been putting up with this? 

Probably a long time, right?  Every day, you're spending more and more time waiting for it to boot up and, when it's finally 'ready,' you're stuck watching that cursed progress bar slowly load your applications and internet. Seems like anything that COULD be wrong with your PC IS wrong!  So...what did you do?

You Went Out and Bought a New Computer - The MOST EXPENSIVE Mistake of Your Life!

You could have spent
$12.97 on System Mechanic INSTEAD of $1,297 on a new PC! 

System Mechanic: A World-Wide Best-Selling Program For a GOOD Reason:

It'll Make Your PC Run up to 300% FASTER!

Clears out entire GIGS of space by eliminating digital "junk" that you don't need!
"One-Click" security updates - finds holes in your security and repairs them!
Automatically finds ALL PC problems, provides a report, and fixes them in one click!

Automatically scans and fixes errors on your hard drive AND protects sensitive files!
It'll even repair an UNBOOTABLE PC...AND SO MUCH MORE!


Whether you're running XP, Vista, Windows 7 or ANYTHING else, System Mechanic can and will help you - it doesn't matter if you're on an outdated system or a brand new one.  It cares about one thing only: making your PC better.  WAY better!

Impressed? You've Seen NOTHING Yet - Read on to Learn More!

We're in it for the long haul, here.  We're going to break this program down and show you the main highlights, but keep in mind that there's even more to this program than we can fit into this space! 

And by the way: System Mechanic AUTOMATICALLY updates itself to the newest version right when you stick it in your PC.  So you're getting the absolute latest software at an incredible price! 

So...without further adieu, let's get to some facts.  The most important one first:


Your Computer...is About to FLY!

No Joke - System Mechanic can make your PC run up to 300% FASTER!

You're probably wondering how this is possible, and there's many, many answers to that question.  To start with, once you install System Mechanic, the very first thing it does is run a diagnostics check on your PC. 

It'll find issues like: Registry Problems, System Clutter, Unnecessary Start-Up Programs, Broken Shortcuts and an entire HOST of other issues that you may not have even known existed! 

These common PC problems are DIRECTLY responsible for your slow start-up times and system lags.  Every PC user experiences them - and now you can easily do something about it!

As you can see from the screen shot below - System Mechanic finds everything that's wrong with your PC, and gives you the option to eliminate the issues with one click! Just choose the issues you want repaired, and hit "Repair Selected," and you're set!

You'll notice IMMEDIATELY how much faster and smoother your PC is running!  And that's just the start - check this out:




As you can see, System Mechanic isn't screwing around.  It immediately jumps in, digs deep, and finds the answers to your PC issues!  It's like a personal trainer that takes your out-of-shape computer and whips it into shape in a matter of minutes!

All it took was a few "one click" fixes to eliminate 26 security problems, over 2000 registry problems and five computer slowing, excess start-up programs. The final result left us with a FULLY optimized internet connection and 606MB of extra hard drive space! 

Automatic Repairs are Just an Option - You Can Have Total Control!

Hey, maybe you're a little more 'techie' than the rest of us.  Or, maybe there's certain start-up programs that you'd like to keep and a few things in your registry that you don't want eliminated. 

That's no problem, because System Mechanic gives you the option: Automatic Repairs OR Manual Selection!  So no matter what you're skill level is, and no matter how much you want to customize your repairs - System Mechanic lets you!

As you can see from the screen image below, you can manage the start-up processes on your own - and pick and choose how your system runs! Remember, this is just an option.  You can also run this in fully automatic mode (like the image above).

 



Ready to Learn About AUTOMATIC REPAIRS?

We've all dealt with these PC slowing issues before: Strange Error Messages, PC Lock-Ups, Unbootable PC, Random Crashes & Freezes...the list goes on and on!

Guess What? System Mechanic Can AUTOMATICALLY Fix These Issues!

The ALL-IN-ONE REPAIR TOOLS:

Registry Tuner: Check on your registry, tune it up and totally repair it by running this!  In a few minutes (or less!), your registry will be totally optimized!  What's this mean?  It means that your PC will get even more speed and performance optimization!

The Drive Medic: From just the click of your mouse, the Drive Medic will scan your hard drive, find ALL of the issues, and automatically eliminate the problems!  It couldn't be any easier!

There's NO Such Thing as an Unbootable PC!

The System Mechanic disc was made bootable - meaning it can be used to start a PC that refuses to start the normal way!  Even if it won't turn on, it will once you stick the disc in - and it'll automatically recover your important files!



Just Like People - Computers CAN Suffer From Memory Loss.  FIX IT!

Most likely, your PC started off fast.  Then, it gradually became slower and slower until one day, you were ready to lose your mind and go buy a new one.  Let me tell you, this sentiment is exactly what those "BIG" corporations that manufacture computers want. They make more money that way!

NEWSFLASH: IT'S YOUR PC's MEMORY - SYSTEM MECHANIC CAN FIX IT!


Often times, your PC won't allow programs to give the used memory back, even when it's done using it!  Other times, it will allow it to go back to your hard drive, but it'll be "fragmented," meaning not all of it will be given back, and what is isn't the same as it was before.

Ready to recover all of that missing memory?

Of course you are, and in a matter of seconds, you can have it back!  System Mechanic uses a utility called "Memory Mechanic" that recovers ALL of your wasted memory, and gives it right back to you.  Not only will you now have extra memory space...you'll get yet another HUGE jolt of speed!
Again, this is an optional automatic utility - click a button and get it done!

 


And While We're Talking About "Memory..."

Ready to Recover Entire GIGS of Hard Drive Space?!

Thought so!  And guess what?  System Mechanic makes it SIMPLE!  See...we ALL have extra junk on our PC's - from file duplicates to unused and temporary files, your computer automatically stores all of it.  After a while, this starts adding up...BIG TIME.

Eventually, this turns into entire GIGS worth of wasted space.  Not good. Lucky for you, the remedy is as simple as clicking your mouse!  Using another utility that's built into System Mechanic called PC Cleanup, it goes in eliminates all of that junk that's sucking away your valuable hard drive space!  Once again, you can let it go with it's automatic (default) setting, or you can pick and choose what to eliminate!

In a matter of mere minutes, you'll have recovered TONS of hard drive space, making room and further upping the speed of your PC! Farewell, PC Clutter!

 



Even MORE Programs to Make Your PC Lightning Fast!

You didn't think that was it, did you?  There's lots more!  In fact, we still have to get to the rest of the features - like the MAXIMUM SECURITY and pure customizations!  But first, there's a few other utilities that come built into System Mechanic that MAXIMIZE YOUR PC SPEED!  Read on for a shorter description of each!

Energy Booster: Shuts down unnecessary background programs! It's like putting a shot of adrenaline directly into the heart of your hard drive!

NetBooster: Examines your internet connection, and optimizes it for the fastest possible speed! Hold on tight - your internet is about to be between 100-300% FASTER!

Drive Medic: With the simple click of a button,this scans your hard drive and automatically fixes any problems it discovers. The SOLUTION for ultimate speed and performance!

As you can see, System Mechanic goes well beyond what any person could possibly think of in order to maximize the speed and performance of your PC.  Now, it's time to talk about the other thing it's good at: Protection and Security!

*System Mechanic Part 2: Maximum Security & Protection - 100% Privacy!*

Ready for ULTIMATE Security, Privacy AND Protection? It's Here!

The internet can be a dirty and dangerous place...you need to protect yourself AND your PC!  With all of the new technology these days, internet crime is on the rise.  There's hackers out there just waiting to take advantage of innocent computer users like yourself. 

If you have an open vulnerability, no matter how small it may seem, that's all it takes to get HACKED.  These days, not even your Firewall can always save you.  But you know what can save you by now, right?  System Mechanic can! Observe:

Find and Fix Security Holes with ONE Click!

Once System Mechanic is installed, it'll let you know what kind of security issues you're facing.  While it's scanning and finding out all of these fatal flaws,  you might start feeling your palms get sweaty.  DON'T WORRY.  These security threats can be eliminated with the click of your mouse - that's it! 

See the screen shot below - System Mechanic HANDLES EVERYTHING FOR YOU!

 

Just Because You Have NOTHING to Hide Doesn't Mean You Don't Want Privacy!

That's Where System Guard Comes in!

Of the many security issues commonly found on a PC, one of the most common ones is when a dirty program tries adding itself to your start-up process.  This is DANGEROUS!  System Guard eliminates these with ease!

And speaking of dangerous programs leeching onto your PC - there's always a threat of them quietly adding themselves into the background, eventually making their way to your browser and planting unauthorized software!

Your PRIVATE data is also at risk! But of course, System Guard has an answer for that - it's a feature called Privacy Cleaner and it completely erases ALL of your search history that you get while browsing the web.  It also eliminates cookies and chat transcripts IF you want it to (optional).  Bottom line: there's hackers and threats everywhere, but...

That threats are now GONE!  System Guard simply doesn't let them happen!

 

Of Course You Have Sensitive Files On Your PC...

ELIMINATE THEM WITHOUT A TRACE WITH THE INCINERATOR!

The Incinerator is just another one of the security programs built into System Mechanic that's totally worth noting.  It allows you to destroy sensitive files and make them COMPLETELY un-recoverable! 

We're talking PERMANENT deletion that nobody - not even an entire team of Ivy League hackers - can recover! Keep your sensitive information from EVER falling into the wrong hands with this nice little program!  100% WORRY FREE!

We Mentioned That Everything Can be Automatic, Right?

WELL, IT CAN ALSO BE TOTALLY CUSTOMIZED IF YOU WANT TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT IT DOES!

Bear with me now, because this is important. Most programs force you to run them the way they were programmed.  But what if you only want this extensive program to do certain things? 

System Mechanic Lets You Choose! After you install the program, you can choose an option called "Customize Advanced Windows Settings" and you can completely customize your protection!

There's well over 100 customization options right at your fingertips!  And don't worry, whatever you choose to customize, System Mechanic will explain, in Leymans Terms, what each option will do! You can make your start menu faster or slower, put arrows on your shortcuts, hide or show items in your control panel..the choice is yours!  Look below for an example of how this works, it's easy! 

 


See it in Action - Watch the Video Demonstration!
 

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This is Award Winning Software!

We can (and have...) talk about this program until we're blue in the face!  Maybe it's got you thinking "hmmm...this program simply sounds too good to be true.  Are they trying to make it sound better than it really is?"

That COULDN'T be Further From the Truth! But don't just take our word for it.  Just have a look at the small sampling of awards it's won, along with real customer testimonials!  This is, hands-down, the BEST program you can ever buy for your PC!

There's a reason System Mechanic is used by 22 MILLION people:

Talk About Award Winning!




My laptop was in a mess! It was slow to the point of stagnation at times but a colleague recommended your software and the result was near-magical! Speeds have improved dramatically and it has given me a great feeling of confidence. Michael H.

After I ran System Mechanic the first time, I thought I had a new machine! John N

I love your product. It's not only a great product, but it?s fun to use. Sometimes I play with the different categories and I just enjoy myself....Norton & McAfee could learn a thing or two or three or four from you...lol....Have a great new year. Ray H

System Mechanic saved me from having to purchase a whole new computer. Well worth the investment! Arthur H.

System Mechanic is a great addition to my computer. I feel much more in control of what's going on inside it. The Internet optimizer worked great, a 1MB would take 22 seconds to download, now it takes just 7 seconds!! That is a 300% increase in internet speed. I was able to get at and get rid of a lot of unnecessary garbage that was choking up my computer. This product rates 5 out of 5 in my books! John T.

Without a doubt, [System Mechanic is] the complete difference between a well working machine and being the typical frustrated computer user?From novice to expert, this product rocks and I would recommend it to anyone who uses a computer for whatever reason. Chris H.

This product is much better than Norton Utilities and SystemWorks which I had been using since 1995. Keep up the good work!! Vern H

In my twenty years of personal computing, System Mechanic is one of the best -- if not THE best -- software I have ever installed on a PC. I recommend it without hesitation to all my friends and presentation audiences. Keep up the great work. Bob S.



FINALLY: The Price!

This is the best part!
See, this program retails all over for 50 dollars.  Go to any of your local box stores, and you're going to pay top dollar for this system saving software. 

That's not to say it's a bad deal, because really, even if it were a hundred bucks, you'd still be coming out WAY ahead.  But just to show you what you can expect to pay somewhere else, please...observe the image to your right!

Remember - as soon as you install System Mechanic on your PC, it AUTOMATICALLY updates to it's newest version!

So...for today, and while our LOW supplies last, this amazing program can be yours for just $12.97 with FREE US SHIPPING included!  Don't miss out - even if you don't need this right now, it's only a matter of time before you will!

http://store.worldstart.com/product/5390

PS - Warning - there's a LIMITED quantity on this one and when it sells out, we-can't-get-anymore - ever. RUN to the site before this deal passes you by! It's time to rev up, crank up, and super-charge that old computer of yours!




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Computers 101

Claire from Ottawa, Canada writes:

I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I don’t know how to cut and paste or even what it means. I do know how to copy and paste, though, if that helps.


A long time ago, I got to talking to a representative from my local phone company about computers and copy and paste came up. I had no idea what it was, and she was speechless, dumbfounded, flabbergasted… well, she was surprised, anyway. “What do you mean? That’s the very first thing I did when I began to learn about computers!” Well, I apologize, ma’am, maybe it is. I thought the very first thing you did was take it out of the box…I digress. The point, is, Claire, there are many (sometimes it feels like too many!) things to learn about a computer; don’t ever be ashamed because you don’t know something, because I guarantee that there is something you know that a neighbor doesn’t, and vice-versa. You know what I mean?

Let’s start with concept. In fact, let’s integrate Copy and Paste and Cut and Paste and call all of it Cut, Copy, and Paste. That will help me not to have to type paste nine thousand times in a paragraph, and besides, they are basically the same thing, with only one difference between them.

It’s all about moving data, or pictures, or anything you want from one place to another.

Let’s say that you are typing a letter to your Aunt Abigail in Nottingham, England. (Aunt Abigail is 73 and set in her ways and will not have one of those “new-fangled computers” in her house, thus you write her by snail-mail.) A friend of yours has sent you an e-mail with a picture of his puppies in it (there are ten of them!) that you think that she would love, and you want her to have a copy of it. Thus, you copy the picture from the e-mail and paste the picture into your letter. Since you only copied it, you still have the picture in your e-mail, and Aunt Abigail is going to have a copy of it, too.

Now let’s say you are typing a letter to your Aunt Abigail (in Nottingham, England, blah blah blah) and you want to send her that same picture, only this time you don’t need to keep the picture and would just as soon cut it out of the e-mail; the e-mail (text) itself was the most important thing. You do the same thing as before; you go to the picture and copy it, and then paste it into your letter. This time, however, you cut the original picture out of your e-mail. Now you don’t have the picture any more, but Aunt Abigail is still going to get it because you copied the picture and pasted it before you cut it out of your e-mail.

Does this make sense? Let me make a point here: In the example above, when you copied and pasted the picture, you simply made a copy of it. You can always go get the picture again because you didn’t cut it out.

Claire, I’ll tell you something that I was ashamed to admit for a long time: I didn’t know that you copied something when you were cutting and pasting. I mean, why wouldn’t you put the word copy in there somewhere? This is why it is also called Cut, Copy, and Paste.

To Cut and Paste

Let’s take the picture that Aunt Abigail is going to be enjoying 2 months from now when she finally gets your letter.

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Click anywhere in the picture and then go up to the top of your screen where it says File, Edit, View, etc. and click on Edit, and then click on Copy.

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Now go to the place where you want to put the picture, put your cursor where you want it to go, and click onPaste.

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Your picture will appear where you put your cursor.

You will follow this same process to Cut and Paste. This time, instead of clicking on Copy in the Edit menu, click on Cut.

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Your first picture has disappeared because you have cut it, but it can now be pasted wherever you’d like it to be placed.

Let’s sum it up:

Copy and Paste: Take something from somewhere, make a copy of it and put it somewhere else.

Cut and Paste: Take something from somewhere, and a copy will be created that can be pasted somewhere else. But, what you take will also be removed from its original source.

That’s it!

I hope this answered your question. If you would like to learn more about copy and paste, on Worldstart’s website there is a page that clearly explains copy and paste . Click here for some keyboard shortcuts that you can use to copy and paste, too.

Thanks for writing, Claire!

~ Lori Cline

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On The Move

FetchNotes

Thoughts are precious – they can be groundbreaking ideas that can shape into a successful business, or simple notes to organize things to do. EvernoteOneNoteAny.Do and many more apps are out there to help you organize your thoughts, and all of them boast of feisty features that will help you better manage your notes. Still, for a lot of people a lot of features also means a lot to worry about. If you love simplicity, and if you love Twitter, you are bound to love Fetchnotes, a new app to take notes with ease. Like Twitter, and unlike all the popular note taking apps, this one will blow your mind with the simplicity it offers.

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From The Archives

Winston from Canada asks:
I lost my icon in bottom right hand corner that shows I’m connected to the Internet. How do I get it back?

Good question, Winston!

Sometimes your Internet connectivity icon (located in the bottom right hand corner of your screen) can seem to disappear as if by magic. This is annoying when you want to find out information about your Internet connection like speed, packets sent and received or even just which provider you are connected too.

It’s solved quite simply, though. It’s different depending on which version of Windows you are currently running.

Windows XP:

– Click Start icon
– Scroll up to Settings
– Then click on Control Panel
– When the screen has loaded, click on the Globe icon called Network Connections

Now this part might be a little tricky if you use several Internet providers, but should not be a problem for most users.

- Right click on your preferred network then click Properties (It will be the one which has “Connected” status)
– When the new screen loads, make sure you are in the General tab.
– At the bottom, make sure the box is ticked which says “Show icon in notification area when connected”. While you are here, you can also choose to get your computer to start or stop informing you about limited Internet connectivity by ticking the other box.
– Click OK and the icon should now appear.

Get more over at Worldstart!

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Today's Feature

Janet from IN writes:

My friend is always losing things, and now she’s lost her wifi password. Is there any way to recover it?

If your friend has a Windows 7 PC that is still connecting to the Wifi, she can view the stored password by left clicking on the wireless connection on the taskbar, right clicking on the network name she is connected to and then left clicking properties.

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Amanda's Coolsite

All About Birds: Great Blue Herons

One of the reasons I love spring and early summer is that there are hatchings…and baby birds to watch on bird cams all over the web!

The Great Blue Heron cam just had three eggs hatch, with an unconfirmed fourth (when I was there last), so hopefully there will be at least one more hatching to see.

What I love about this cam is that they offer a view of the nest from two angles. There is the main cam (the one with the chat area next to it) and then beneath it there is a second cam so you can check on the nest from another angle.

If you scroll down past the cams and the twitter feed, you’ll find information all about the Great Blue Heron. On the chat section, you’ll see a tab labeled Videos, if you click that you can watch the videos of the nest, egg laying, and highlights from the nighttime feed.

This is another awesome bird cam, go check it out!  

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2433

~Amanda

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One More Big Deal

BRAND NEW - HOT OFF THE LINE PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE!

From Amateur to Pro - This is THE Program to Have!

Forget PhotoShop - This Does Everything That Can Do...

EXCEPT IT'S EASIER TO USE AND A FRACTION OF THE COST!

Crop, Adjust, Retouch, Enhance, Customize and TONS More!

Comes With PanoramaPlus X4 - A FREE Bonus Program!




Your Personal Digital Darkroom - Does Everything You Need and More!

Just $18.97 - an UNBELIEVABLE Value!

 

You No Longer Have to be a Pro...

To produce professional grade photos! Back in the good old days, either you were a skilled photographer or you weren't.  There wasn't much you could do to existing photos in order to make them better. Go ahead and look through your old photo albums...not exactly great, are they?

These days, you have TONS of photos, and the beauty of it is, you can upload them digitally and make HUGE improvements to them.  Technology today allows us to preserve and improve those cherished memories and keep them forever.  There's only one problem...

Most "standard" photo editing software costs a small fortune!  We won't drop any names - chances are, you know who the guilty parties are.  Here at Worldstart, we're constantly searching for the BEST photo editing software at the LOWEST price - without sacrificing on quality.

Brand New.  Insanely Good.  

Most of us use photo editing software for the small things.  You know, like removing blemishes, fixing red eye, getting rid of blurriness - mainly cosmetic things.  Well, not only does Serif X4 have an AMAZING PhotoFix Studio, it's got a TON of other powerful features, and we're going to go over just some of them below - read on and fall in love!

And just keep in mind that other photo editing software with this kind of power and this many features will cost you hundreds...this one doesn't even come close to that perverse excuse for a price!

PhotoFix Studio - Your One-Stop Fix-All!

In a matter of minutes, you can make any photo look it's best using the PhotoFix Studio.  This allows you to make a number of common adjustments in a flash!  Red eye?  GONE!  Blemishes, blurriness, washed-out skin tones - fix those problems in seconds!

Everybody knows the camera always seems to highlight our worst flaws when getting a picture taken - PhotoFix Studio eliminates those problems in seconds!

It also allows you to adjust white balance exposure, lighting curves, film emulation and more - just wait until you get to use it!

Single out any and all issues and make them disappear with ease!

Cropping Made Easy - Really Easy!

Aside from fixing cosmetic issues with photos, easily the other most common feature we look for in a good photo editing software is the cropping.  Ever take a photo that turned out near perfect, if not for something you just don't like in the background?  Crop it out!

Sometimes, there's a certain aspect of a photo that we'd like to single out and focus on.  This often leads to cropping and resizing, and with lesser, inferior programs, something this simple can end up a confusing, out of focus mess!  Well not with Serif X4 - it makes cropping simple!

You'll notice that this NEW version of X4 gives you cropping with Drag & Click guides and the Rule of Thirds Grid to give you that PERFECT picture composition:

Looking For Effects?  Get a Load of This!

From amateur to pro, you're gonna LOVE this!  The Effects Gallery allows you to have your pick of a huge variety of effects that you can add to a given picture.  You can choose from filters like Black & White, oil painting, impressionist, pencil drawing - and TONS of others!
 
It's simple to use and very user friendly.  The Effects Filter allows you to customize your photos and add a unique effect in a variety of ways - and it provides a simple drop down menu that provides quick examples of what each one can do.  You'll have a blast putting different effects on different photos, and the results really are professional grade!
 
Simply Select an Effect:                              And Let it Blow Your Mind!
                    

 

Idiot Proof History Menu - Go Back to the Original Any Time You Need!

Ok, so you're not a professional photographer.  Neither are we - but with Serif PhotoPlus X4, you can do anything you want to existing photos, and go back to the original any time you need to.

For example, lets say you're working on a photo and it's nearly perfect.  Until you make a change that you thought would enhance it, when really it didn't create the effect you were looking for.  Now lets say that you did that multiple times, and you really just want to go back to the original and start over.  You are learning, after all.

Most photo editing software only allows you to go back ONE single step - you're out of luck if you need to go back more.  Well, the fine folks at Serif don't like to limit their customers, and they understand that we're not all pro's.  So THIS particular history menu allows you to go back as far as you need - from one step, all the way back to the beginning!

That's just one more feature that makes this the BEST photo editing software for everyone - from pro's to amateurs!

A Finished Product That'll Impress ANYONE!

Observe the image to your left.  This shows you the end results using just some of the features we've been talking about!  Here we took a dark, hard-to-see photo with redeye, washed-out skin tones and, obviously, too much darkness - and completely transformed it.

Using a combination of the PhotoFix Studio, Text Layers, Layer Effects and Drop Shadow, we were able to take a poor photo with potential, and turn it into a beautiful keepsake memory of Easter morning!

The real shocker?  How fast and easy it was to make this photo shine!  Once you familiarize yourself with this program, you'll realize that the possibilities are virtually endless.

The user-friendly interface really helps to walk you through whatever it is you're trying to do, and in no time you won't even need to use it - you'll just know how!  

 

That's one of the things that really sets Serif apart from the other programs - It's fast, easy, and extremely effective...and you don't need to know anything about photography to successfully use it!

There's TONS of Great Features - We Merely Scratched the Surface!

Hey, it would take FOREVER to write an entire section about each of the features in this program!  You'd be reading this thing forever.  So instead, look below for a quick summary of some more of the outstanding features you're getting with this program.  This thing is STACKED - and these are just some of the highlights!

Raw Studio: this allows you to edit raw images before they're even produced!  Take care of any and all adjustments, like noise reduction and poor exposure. Get your color tone balance correct the first time around by adjusting white balance, exposure and black point - all from one menu!  You can even create your own custom text and effects.

HDR Photo Merge: this is AWESOME.  It allows you to merge photos that contain different or contrasting exposures.  You can customize the color range to create impressive, stunningly beautiful images by merging two or more images together.  Go ahead and further adjust it after you're done for complete customizations.

Pen & Paint Tools: ready to really get creative?  Choose from tons of textures and multiple paint brushes to draw on your digital photos, add in drop shadow, and finish it off with your own text - your photos can be anything you want them to be!

Serif PhotoPlus X4 even makes it easy to manage your existing photos.  Import and export from any location, and catergorize, tag and rate them from one location.  No matter how many photos you have, you'll be able to sort through them in no time!  And don't forget how easy it is to share them with the world!  You can even upload them onto Google Maps, add Geo Tags and send them to anyone!

FREE Bonus Program: PanoramaPlus X4!

That's right - this is a FREE bonus program that comes with Serif PhotPlus X4!  You can easily create stunning panoramic photos by putting several different images together!  Imagine being on a ski trip in gorgeous Colorado - you're at the top of the slope and you've taken several stunning skyline shots.  Sure, each photo is beautiful, but you want a panoramic shot of everything together.  Guess what - it's easy to do and this program comes as a bonus FOR FREE!  

         

Powerful Photo Editing Software - Amazing Price!

You'd think a photo editing program of this quality would run you several hundred dollars (cough...photoshop...ahem...)

Well...not at Worldstart! Today, you can get this cutting edge, top of the line photo editing software for just $18.97 with FREE US shipping! That's an amazing deal, and your photos are going to thank you for it!

PS - The quantity is EXTREMELY limited! This program will be gone Thursday , so if you don't grab it today, you're gonna miss out on the DEAL OF A LIFETIME




 

Monthly Wallpaper

May Wallpaper!

Check it out - our May wallpaper is ready to go! Also, we've been choosing only horizontal images for the wallpaper, but I get SO MANY requests for some of the vertical shots to be wallpaper, I just had to go ahead and do it. So, give it a try and let me know what you think by posting on the blog entry for this idea (Click Here)

As always, all the desktop wallpaper below is 100% free.

Upper Falls

This is usually the first falls I photograph when I’m in the Old Man’s Cave area of Hocking Hills State Park. First, you walk across the bridge you see in the photo, then follow a little path down to the bottom. Now, the “normal” thing to do here is (more)

 

Snow Goose Taking Flight

captured this image one sunny January evening at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. The snow geese were there in force, and this little pond had a lot of activity going on. The birds were coming and going, trying to decide where to stay for the night and I was just ... (more)

Hidden Hoodoos

We had just finished shooting some sunrise scenes at Bryce Canyon when my 9 year old son asked if we could hike down into the canyon and explore. Well, it didn’t take much arm twisting to convince me! As we rounded a corner on the way down, we saw... (more)

It can all be found here:

http://www.backcountrygallery.com/wallpaper/

Enjoy!

~Steve

 

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