Free Image Tools

These four free downloadable applications are designed to make handling your photos and videos easier and more effective. Photo viewer: Whether you want to view TIFF pictures, MOV videos, or Flash animations, IrfanView is an indispensable freebie. Bonus: It includes a healthy array of photo-editing tools, too. Image organizer: If your hard drive is littered with photos scattered across various …

What’s new in CS5 Master Collection

Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Master Collection software enables you to design and develop amazing work, collaborate effectively, and deliver virtually anywhere. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Master Collection software delivers a comprehensive toolset for designing across media. Explore exciting enhancements that include new ways to create interactive content, breakthrough performance, and integration with new Adobe CS Live online services to boost …

Photoshop Scratch Disk Help

The Photoshop scratch disk is your hard drive. Photoshop uses your hard drive as temporary “swap” space, or virtual memory, when your system does not have enough RAM to perform an operation. If you only have one hard drive or partition in your computer, then the scratch disk will be the drive where your operating system is installed (the C …

Lightroom Tips

Here are ten great tips to get you started in Lightroom T Is for Toolbar Pressing the letter T on your keyboard hides the toolbar that appears at the bottom of the Preview area, and pressing T again makes it visible. However, if you’d like to hide it temporarily (which is handy for taking a quick, uncluttered look at your …

Supercharge Photoshop

Many dedicated Photoshop users can get substantial speed gains from their existing equipment by simply optimizing their computer and software so that it runs Photoshop more efficiently. Here is a quick collection of speed-enhancing tips for getting the most efficient usage out of your software and computer: Allocate a Scratch Disk Photoshop uses RAM memory to run itself, store picture …

Windows Software

Avast: Another free Anti-Virus software. Just as good as AVG. However this one is more system intensive than AVG or NOD. Bitdefender: Popular anti-virus software- Free of charge. (Free- NOT real time scanning -only manual scanning) ClamWin: Small and non-intrusive anti-virus. Like Bitdefender (Free- NOT real time scanning -only manual scanning) AntiVir: An anti-virus that has been around for a …

How To Add 3-up 4×6’s to the Picture Package Layouts

I was always baffled by the fact that Photoshop’s Picture Package command did not offer an option for three 4×6’s on a page. Little did I know, it’s extremely easy to customize these layouts and create your own just by editing a plain text file. These instructions also work for Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Album. Important: Mac OS X users …

Lossless jpeg applications

Here is a list of applications which provide the JPEG lossless rotation feature based on the IJG code: Jpegcrop [Guido Vollbeding] (Windows) – Sample application cPicture [Jürgen Eidt] (Windows) – Includes lossless cropping, Exif patch and automatic Exif orientation correction! PIE [PicMeta Software] (Windows) – Picture Information Extractor, includes Exif patch EXIF Image Viewer [Michal Kowalski] (Windows) – Digital camera …