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Cropping and Editing Snapshots

Occasionally I find some good shots hiding in everyday type snapshots that I have taken just for the fun of it. Most of the time I discover them by playing with the photographs in an image editor, just experimenting until I find something that really jumps off the page for me. This is an original (sized for displaying on the …

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Displaying Photos on the Internet

Displaying photos on the internet is similar to how you might display them when decorating in your own home. Usually, we don’t just tack photographs up on the wall. We like to frame them and make them stand out from the wall a bit. When we are displaying photographs on our websites though, the frames we find in image editing …

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Salvaging Bad Photographs

Sometimes no matter what I do, I just don’t end up with the shot that I saw in my mind when I was taking the picture. Today, I was standing on the side of the road trying to get a quick photo of an old barn. There was an icy cold wind, the natural light was just about gone, and I …

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Plugin Filters for Image Editors

Using plugin filters can help you turn average photographs into works of art. You do not have to spend a small fortune on plugins for image editors. Often you can find outstanding ones for very low cost, or even free. Just chatting with other photographers in groups and forums, you are likely to find quality resources. David Elliott of top-pics.co.uk …

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How to Take a Screenshot

How to Take a Screenshot (Sample) If you have read even a few online tutorials, you have likely seen screenshots similar to the sample above. Although there are many uses for screenshots, tutorials are one of the most common uses. What is a screenshot? A screenshot, screen dump, or screen capture is an image taken by the computer to record …

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Disable IE Image Toolbar

Okay, I know that subject of image theft on the internet is highly volatile, and I absolutely do not want to start a war about this. Everyone has their own beliefs about ways to prevent their images from being stolen. The truth is, if someone really wants your images, they will find a way, regardless of which precautions you take. …

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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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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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Photo Basics

The Online Photography Magazine Yahoo Group is set up in a way that you can sit and plan your own training program to improve your photography skills and your ability to size and optimize those images for web use. Where do you currently stand in your personal plan? What are you working on? What specific challenges are you trying to …

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Visual Appeal With Images

Taking the time to add even minor details to your photos can make a tremendous difference in the visual appeal of your website. However, paying attention to these same details with your product photos can actually increase the perceived value of your product! Original River Photo   River Photo with Contrast   River Photo with Contrast and Border   River …

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