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Choosing Image File Formats

Before you can properly optimize your images, it helps to have at least a basic understanding of image file formats. Saving images in the wrong file formats can affect the quality of the image. It can also lead to much longer download times than necessary. I almost always publish photographs to the web using the JPG file format. This file …

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Unsharp Mask in Paint Shop Pro

One of the most frequent questions I receive concerns frustration about images losing their sharpness when they are resized. Learning to effectively use the unsharp mask makes it possible for your resized images to maintain a high quality appearance. This is especially important when you are creating thumbnail images of your products for quick download time on the page, but …

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Resizing With Paint Shop Pro

I will be covering very basic image resizing using Paint Shop Pro X in this tutorial. Because we are trying to break these tutorials up into tiny bite-size pieces, I will be covering image editing and optimization in later tutorials. The first thing I do when I open an image is make either a PSP, Tiff, or PNG copy of …

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Open Image In Paint Shop Pro

In Paint Shop Pro X, there are several ways to open the image that you would like to work on. Some people prefer to right click on the file and select Paint Shop Pro X to open the file. This will automatically open the image in the editor you select. See Screen Shot If Paint Shop Pro is already open, …

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Series of Basic Tutorials

I am going to start a series of extremely basic tutorials covering the process of resizing and optimizing an image for web use. To help me understand the exact point where people need additional help, I am going to break these articles into tiny bite size pieces over a period of the next several weeks. My plan at this point …

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It’s Time to Take a Break

If you spend 2 hours chasing bumble bees pollinating (for a close up) and finally get the PERFECT shot, only to come inside and discover a mark on the same spot of every image… it might be time to take a break. If you then spend 45 minutes carefully cleaning your lenses and return for another hour of chasing bumble …

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Know Your Image Editor

You have to take the time to truly learn your way around the image editor you are using. The program itself will often have a help program that we often overlook. Don’t just read the files though. Choose an image to practice what they are teaching while you are reading the files. Sometimes our best teacher will be trial and …

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Know Your Digital Camera

Before you can even think about learning techniques to take better pictures and prepare them for web use, you have to become familiar with your camera. This involves studying and a lot of practice. Often the best information is sitting right in front of us in the owners manual that came with our cameras. Sit down and actually read it …

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Mississippi Fall Colors

View Full Size Mississippi Fall Colors Taking pictures in Mississippi is a photographers dream. The fall season is no exception. Colors are so vivid that at times they almost seem unreal.   I WILL DEFINITELY SEE YOU AT THE TOP! Small Business Marketing Consultant and Scenic Photographer Copyright © 2005 J. Cricket Walker of Online Photography Magazine All Rights Reserved

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Emotion Photo Challenge

Emotion Photography Challenge This is one photography challenge that I truly enjoyed. Click on the photo of my granddaughter above to see the results of this challenge!   I WILL DEFINITELY SEE YOU AT THE TOP! Small Business Marketing Consultant and Scenic Photographer Copyright © 2005 J. Cricket Walker of Online Photography Magazine All Rights Reserved

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