Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Digital Camera Basics

    1. Chapter 1 Digital Camera Basics

      1. Point-and-Shoot or Single Lens Reflex?
      2. Image Resolution and Memory Capacity
      3. Batteries
      4. Deciphering Optical and Digital Zoom
      5. Image Stabilizer (Vibration Reduction)
      6. Flip Screens for Multiple Viewpoints
      7. Optical Viewfinder
      8. Taking Control with Manual Options
      9. Improving Autofocus
      10. External Flashes and Other Attachments
      11. Minimizing Shutter Lag
      12. Burst Mode for Rapid-Fire Shooting
      13. Creating Panoramas
      14. Software That Comes with Your Camera
      15. Eliminating Specks (Noise Reduction)
      16. Taking Movies with Your Camera
    2. Chapter 2 Pointing, Shooting, and Basic Composition

      1. Composition Explained
      2. Apply the Rule of Thirds
      3. Get Closer for Better Pictures
      4. Eliminate Busy Backgrounds
      5. Go Low, Go High
      6. A Final Thought
    3. Chapter 3 Beyond the Simple Snapshot

      1. Shooting Sports and Action
      2. Taking Portraits
      3. Kids and School Performances
      4. Weddings and Celebrations
      5. Sunsets and Nighttime Photos
      6. Landscape and Nature
      7. Photographing Objects
      8. Digital Movies
      9. Cameraphone Photography
  2. Organizing Your Photos

    1. Chapter 4 Getting Photos onto Your PC

      1. Moving Pictures from Camera to Computer
      2. Moving Pictures from a Card Reader to a PC
      3. Importing Photos with a Scanner
      4. Three Ways to Scan an Image
      5. Using Windows Scanner Wizard
    2. Chapter 5 Organizing Photos on Your PC

      1. Organizing Photos with Windows XP
      2. Organizing Photos with EasyShare Albums
      3. Organizing Photos with Picasa
    3. Chapter 6 Storing Your Photos Online

      1. Why Put Your Photos Online?
      2. Choosing an Online Photo Service
      3. Getting Photos Online with EasyShare
      4. Organizing Photos with EasyShare
      5. Getting Photos Online with Shutterfly
      6. Organizing Photos with Shutterfly
      7. Getting Photos Online with Snapfish
      8. Organizing Photos with Snapfish
      9. Getting Photos Online with Flickr
      10. Organizing Photos with Flickr
    4. Chapter 7 Backing Up Your Photo Library

      1. Strategies to Protect Your Photos
      2. CD, DVD, or Hard Drive?
      3. EasyShare’s Backup Tools
      4. Picasa’s Backup Tools
    5. Chapter 8 Organizing and Backing Up with Elements

      1. Importing with the Photo Downloader
      2. Browsing Photos in the Organizer
      3. Creating Tags and Categories
      4. Assigning Tags to Photos
      5. Creating Collections
      6. Searching for Photos
      7. Backing Up with the Organizer
  3. Editing Your Photos

    1. Chapter 9 Basic Photo Fixes

      1. Common Problems, Easy Fixes
      2. Rotating & Cropping with EasyShare
      3. Improving Photos with EasyShare
      4. Fixing Red Eye with EasyShare
      5. Rotate and Straighten with Picasa
      6. Cropping Photos with Picasa
      7. Fixing Exposure Problems with Picasa
      8. Fixing Contrast & Color with Picasa
      9. Fixing Red Eye with Picasa
    2. Chapter 10 Rotating, Cropping, and Resizing with Elements

      1. Changing Your View of Your Photos
      2. Rotating Photos
      3. Straightening Photos
      4. Cropping Photos
      5. Changing the Size of Your Photos
    3. Chapter 11 Elements’ Quick Fix Tools

      1. A Tour of the Quick Fix Window
      2. Quick Fix Suggested Workflow
      3. Fixing Red Eye
      4. The Smart Fix
      5. Adjusting Lighting and Contrast
      6. Correcting Color
      7. Sharpening
    4. Chapter 12 Advanced Photo Retouching with Elements

      1. Fixing Exposure Problems
      2. Sharpening Your Images
      3. Fixing Blemishes: An Introduction
      4. Correcting the Colors on Your Screen
      5. Taking Control with Levels
      6. Removing Unwanted Color
      7. Making Your Colors More Vibrant
    5. Chapter 13 Creating Special Effects

      1. Adding Effects with EasyShare
      2. Adding Effects with Picasa
      3. Adding Effects with Elements
      4. Creating Panoramas with Elements
  4. Sharing Your Photos

    1. Chapter 14 Sharing Your Photos Online

      1. Choosing a Photo-Sharing Service
      2. Sharing Photos with EasyShare
      3. Sharing Photos with Shutterfly Express
      4. Sharing Photos with Snapfish
      5. Sharing Photos and Hobbies: Flickr
      6. Sharing with the Pros: Photo.net
    2. Chapter 15 Emailing Your Photos

      1. Understanding the File Size Dilemma
      2. Emailing Photos with EasyShare
      3. Emailing Photos with Picasa
      4. Emailing Photos with Elements
    3. Chapter 16 Printing Your Photos

      1. How to Make Great Prints at Home
      2. Printing Photos with EasyShare
      3. Printing Photos with Picasa
      4. Printing Photos with Elements
      5. Printing at Photo Kiosks
      6. Ordering Prints Online
      7. Ordering Prints Online with EasyShare
      8. Ordering Prints Online with Picasa
      9. Ordering Prints Online with Shutterfly
      10. Ordering Prints Online with Snapfish
      11. Ordering Prints Online with Elements
    4. Chapter 17 Creative Photo Projects

      1. Making Slideshows with PhotoShow
      2. Simple Slideshows in Elements
      3. Custom Slideshows in Elements
      4. Posters, Calendars, and Photo Books
      5. More Elements Creative Projects
      6. Photo Mugs, T-Shirts, and More
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