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Black Friday Camera Sales: How to do It

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the biggest shopping day of the year; it's when the retailers give incredible discounts and sales on big ticket items, like that digital camera you always wanted. Here's...[more]

How Much to Charge for Graduation Photos

Graduation is an important turning point in many lives. What better way to remember that turning point than with graduation photos? Traditionally, photos were taken by the graduate's loved ones in the audience, but that...[more]

5 Tips for Great Graduation Photos during the Ceremony

Great graduation photos are hard to get. It's such an important moment in your loved ones life, and you have only one chance to capture it. Here are 5 tips to help make sure your...[more]

Photo Animation on Blibs

The Blibs photo editor is an online, full-feature photo editing software. The Blibs editor is browser-based which means that you will have to have a working Internet connection to access the software. Besides the common...[more]

Getting Acquainted with the Aperture Software

Aperture software, designed by Apple, is a one-stop, comprehensive photo program that allows you the ability to do anything you need to your pictures, from downloading them from your camera to uploading them online for...[more]

Judging Quality of Slide Scanning Services Results

When determining the relative value of various slide scanning services, it will be important to be able to judge the image quality that is being produced by different services. One service may be significantly cheaper...[more]

Choosing Equipment or Services for Digitizing Slides

If you are faced with the challenge of digitizing slides, you will need to be aware of the different types of services and equipment that you will have to choose between. There are a number...[more]

Advantages and Disadvantages of a 4x6 Photo Scanner

Whether you are considering purchasing a new photo scanner or are simply trying to determine which scanner you will use for a given job, you will have to decide whether to go with a 4x6...[more]

Using The Blibs Tutorials

Blibs is an online photo editor. You can access the site and begin making professional changes to your pictures. even offers tutorials. The tutorials will walk you through a number of different projects. You...[more]

How to take Memorable Santa Christmas Photos

Taking Christmas photos can be very tricky sometimes, especially if you intend to have Santa in them. With the jolly old man in your shot, you have to make sure that your photos bring out...[more]

Tips for Taking the Best Chirstmas Photos for Christmas Cards

The holiday season is a fun and festive time, and taking Christmas photos is always at the forefront of preserving those memories. In the midst of the yuletide season, you have to think about taking...[more]

Setting Up on an Uneven Tripod Site

The primary purpose of a tripod is to keep a camera steady and level; sometimes it's easy to accomplish this goal because the site is flat. Other times are more challenging because you need to...[more]

How to Compare Photo Printers by Feature

When you try to compare photo printers, you can be faced with a daunting task. There are so many printers available, and they all seem to offer the same features. However, if you know what to look...[more]

Scanning a Film Negative With Standard Scanners

If you have a slide or a film negative that you want to convert into a digital image, you should consider the option of using a standard scanner to do the job. Many people do...[more]

Scanner Repair: Replacing Lids

Sometimes it may seem as if a scanner repair will be complicated. More than not, it may be a simple repair that will take a few minutes. Replacing a scanner lid is one of those...[more]

Printing Poladroid Photos

Poladroid is a free software program. It is a fun way to take images that you have that are in *.jpeg, *.png or *.tiff files and turns them into Polaroid (registered trademark) pictures, complete with...[more]

Saving Photos with Poladroid

Poladroid is freeware or shareware software that can be downloaded and used to create Polaroid style pictures on your computer. The software is available for free on the Poladroid website, although a donation of any...[more]

6 Prop Ideas for Christmas Photos

Taking Christmas photos not only entails capturing the right moment and the right mood. With a dose of creativity and ingenuity, you'll certainly be able to compose and frame a Christmas photo of your choice....[more]

Don't Have a Computer? Photo Printer Solutions

Not every digital picture has to be printed from a computer photo printer. Sometimes it can seem like your pictures are trapped on your camera if you don't have a computer. However, as long as...[more]

How to Make a Mobile Photo Printer Case

So you booked a last minute gig that is going to pay great. You need to bring your mobile photo printer with you, but don't have a case to put it in. Here's how you...[more]

4 Professional Photo Scan Service Techniques

If you decide to send your photos to a professional photo scan service to have them scanned, you may be interested in knowing some of the techniques they use to create high quality scans. In...[more]

5 Tips for the Best Looking Christmas Photos

Composing Christmas photos offer a lot of possibilities; you can opt to take whimsical ones, dramatic ones or simply candid ones. Whichever type of Christmas photo you're aiming for, taking the best one is sure...[more]

Film Scanning Service: Is it Worth the Cost?

If you have several pictures, you may think it is a good idea to invest in a film scanning service. There may be pros and cons to the film scanning service. Use the tips listed...[more]

Splash Up vs. Photoshop

Splash Up is a browser-based photo editing software that allows you to manipulate images with ease. It is a free software that is remarkably feature-rich. It operates much like Adobe's Photoshop. In fact, many photography...[more]

Wide Format Photo Printer Paper Storage Tips

Wide format photo printer paper is great for printing large pictures. It is essential to anyone that practices photography as a hobby or a profession. However, storing wide format photo printer paper can be rather...[more]

Photo Scanner Comparison Tips: Features to Look For

Before you run out to the store to purchase a photo scanner, you should take the time to do a thorough photo scanner comparison to determine which features you want and which features you can...[more]

How to Use an Automatic Photo Scanner

There are a number of reasons why an automatic photo scanner may be a great idea for you if you are looking into purchasing a new scanner. If you do decide to purchase an...[more]

Should You Buy a Used Digital Camera?

A digital camera can be expensive to buy brand new. Depending on the camera and its condition, it might be worth it to buy a good used one if the opportunity arises.  Where to Buy...[more]

Are Two Flashes Better than One?

One of the most common questions relating to flash photography is whether or not your photographs will benefit from using more than one flash. The answer to that, of course, depends entirely on a wide...[more]

Scanner Photo Feeder Pros and Cons

There are a number of reasons why a scanner photo feeder may be a great idea for you if you are looking into purchasing a new scanner. On the other hand, there are also reasons...[more]

Which Flash is Best for which Camera?

Whether you are determining which camera you are going to buy, or you are trying to determine what type of flash to purchase for a camera you already own, your decision could drastically affect the...[more]

6 Things to Look for when Buying a Used Camera

Buying a used camera can save you some money, if you do it right. If you buy a great working camera, then you got a great deal. But, if you got an old, beat up...[more]

High Key Black and White in Photoshop Effect

One of the most popular and often used effects that you can create in Photoshop is the black and white Photoshop effect known as "High Key Lighting." Originally used for technological reasons, high key lighting...[more]

5 Uses for your Old Digital Camera

So, after saving some money or taking out some credit, you bought that new digital camera you wanted. You did your research and got the best one possible. It's currently number one on the market...[more]

6 Easy Steps for Photographing Your Camera

If you're photographing your camera, then it's pretty safe to assume that you're planning to sell it. While the ultimate maker or breaker is going to be the quality of the product (the camera and...[more]

One-Click Sharing on Photobucket

Photobucket is an online browser based program that gives you the ability to find, upload and store your images that are contained on your computer's hard drive or in a photo sharing account. It should...[more]

How to Upload Photos to Photobucket

Photobucket is a browser based photo gathering program that is designed to provide you with a way to upload, share and find photos, graphics, images and videos that are stored on your computer or elsewhere...[more]

PicArtia: Create a Photo Mosaic Online

PicArtia is  a free browser based photo editing program that allows you to create a photo mosaic or collages to use on websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Bebo and Picasa. It takes 3 steps...[more]

Imagic Photo Enhancer Lite vs. Pro

Imagic Photo Enhancer 8.0 is photo enhancement software that you use to fix your digital photos. The software is available for download via the Imagic Photo Enhancer website, and you are given the choice of...[more]

Getting Started with Imagic Photo Enhancer 8.0

Photo enhancer 8.0 by Imagic is photo enhancer software that is designed to bring life to your digital photos. With the Imagic Photo Enhancer 8.0 software on your computer, you are able to take washed...[more]

Linking to MySpace Comment from Photobucket

Photobucket is an online program that allows you to upload video, graphics, images and photos from your computer or other storage media directly online. This content can then be uploaded to other photo and other...[more]

How to Set your Photobucket to Private

Photobucket is a free, online upload, sharing, linking and finding site for photos, graphics, images and videos. Anyone can set up a Photobucket account, which allows you to upload thousands of photo and about 1...[more]

Using Fun Photo Box

Fun Photo Box is an online novelty photo editing tool that is used for placing your face or other photographic images in such items as greeting cards, magazine covers, animation and other photo effects. It...[more]

Scanning Fan-Fold Documents With an Automatic Feeder

Often times, you will find that you have a number of images and papers that need to be scanned, and as opposed to scanning each one individually, you will want to use an automatic feeder....[more]

3 Easy Steps for Using Poladroid

Poladroid is a free, downloadable program that helps you upload, edit and create Polaroid (registered trademark) type photographs. These photographs can be saved to your computer or used in your online photo sharing program such...[more]

How to Upload a Video to Photobucket

How to Upload a Video to Photobucket More than just pictures, users can also upload videos to Photobucket. This popular photo sharing online site has now expanded to accommodate user videos, and there's a very...[more]

Choosing Between 4x6 Photo Printer Paper Finishes

When it is time for you to print to your 4x6 photo printer, you will find that you are going to be presented with a number of options.  These options are going to be pertaining...[more]

Using Photo505

Photo505 is an online program that allows you to add your photos, images and other graphical content to novelty creations such as magazine covers, movie posters and other artistic creations. Photo 505 is unlike other...[more]

How to Use an Instant Photo Printer

While there is no doubt that having an instant photo camera is a wonderful device in its own right, having an instant photo printer only makes have the camera that much better. It helps to...[more]

How to Analyze Scanner Image Size in Pixels

When you are dealing with images that you have already scanned into your computer, you may notice that the scanner image is a bit distorted. It may either be too big or too small. Or,...[more]