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George Schaub Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

When I first worked with and reviewed Genuine Fractals back in 2006, I posited that it made the megapixel race moot in the way it allowed even small files to be used for big enlargements.

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

If you would like to create special effects without using plug-ins or following tedious tutorials, you’ll want to explore Adobe Photoshop’s Actions palette. Actions are not applications or even plug-ins; they are simply a series of instructions that store a sequence of image-editing steps that can be applied not only to the file you’re working on but to other, similar files in...

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John Brandon Posted: Jun 01, 2009 5 comments

Microsoft’s Expression Media 2, flexibility is the key feature—it lets you avoid a predetermined workflow where you follow the same path each time you manage photos.

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Jack Neubart Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments

How many times have you traveled somewhere and taken a beautiful picture without quite knowing where you were at that instant later? That’s where “geotagging” (or “geocoding”) enters the picture.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments

Do you have an answering machine in your home—the kind that uses tape or digital media? Like millions of other Americans you’ve probably discovered that virtual, online services are more reliable than mechanical ones—especially when you travel for extended periods. You can access an online voicemail inbox from any telephone at any time of the day or night. And you never have to...

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John Brandon Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments

In photography, tracking the location of a shoot is almost as important as the shoot itself.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments

When you browse advertisements for notebook computers, you may be led to believe that the only differences between them are scientific-sounding technical specifications.

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Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 01, 2009 0 comments

The digital image age has raised many questions and concerns about the safety and protection of precious image files.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Apr 01, 2009 0 comments

Upon first inspection, Adobe’s Photoshop Express could be mistaken for an attempt to popularize a diluted version of the image-editing software we all love and can’t live without.

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

Noise in digital photographs is the visual equivalent of the static you hear in AM radio signals and the unvarnished truth is that most digital cameras add some level of noise to image files.

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John Brandon Posted: Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

What if you could take a physical light box—like that ancient cabinet model you once used for viewing slides—and put it inside your computer?

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Jack Neubart Posted: Mar 01, 2009 1 comments

I thought that transferring my files to an external drive was all that I needed to ensure the safety of my photo library—until that external drive crashed!

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

Portraiture 2 is a Photoshop-compatible plug-in that also works with Photoshop Elements.

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Steve Bedell Posted: Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

I’ve used LucisArt 2 for years to enhance detail and discover information in my image files; indeed, every pro I know has LucisArt and uses it to either sharpen detail or create amazing effects. But the basic LucisArt platform now seems crude compared to the latest, more sophisticated version. The older, basic version had several effects that you could choose from and a small window that...

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Howard Millard Posted: Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

Whether you’re starting with a portrait, landscape, or still life, it’s easy to use edge effects to give your images a distinctive look. The software we will be looking at goes from the “traditional” to the “edgy.” Most are plug-ins, but some also work as stand-alone programs, and one system is comprised of image files. Many offer literally thousands of...

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