What is Image Noise, Anyway: Digital Imaging Features Demystified

Cyberlink PhotoDirector makes editing photos so ridiculously easy, any novice can do it. You don’t know have to know your "white balance" from your "vignettes." Just play with the sliders and buttons and watch the changes take place. They happen instantly because PhotoDirector is designed to tap into the processing muscle of Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. What’s more, PhotoDirector allows nondestructive editing, which means you can experiment endlessly and never overwrite precious photo data. Talk about freedom!

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Who was that masked woman? My girlfriend, getting a makeover from PhotoDirector

You don’t need expensive lotions to turn zits and wrinkles into flawless skin. Not if you have CyberLink PhotoDirector installed on your PC! In my last post, I played with this inexpensive photo editor’s presets, canned corrections you can apply to a photo for instant changes, such as turning a color picture into black and white. For today’s post, we’ll explore PhotoDirector’s manual image correction tools, which let do-it-yourselfers do the retouching. These are the same types of editing tools professional photographers use to make fashion models and celebrities look magazine perfect.

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How to give photos a “wow” look with just one click

If you’re just joining us, I’ve been checking out PhotoDirector, a new photo editing package that offers professional tools at an affordable price. In my last post, I talked about how easy this program makes it to sort, track, and organize tons of pictures. Today we look at PhotoDirector’s RAW option and its big library of presets, canned settings that give photos different interesting looks.

PhotoDirector includes a wide range of editing presets for achieving different looks quickly.

To put PhotoDirector through its paces, I imported about 100 JPEGs from several point-and-shoot cameras and a bunch of 10MB photos that I shot with a Nikon DSLR in RAW format.

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Living with photo addiction

When it comes to photography, I’m hopelessly addicted. Like any shutter junkie, I’ve accumulated a wide array of cameras — little point-and-shoots, Canon and Nikon DSLRs, and I’m not too proud to snap away with my smartphone.

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How to jazz up homemade videos with animated titles

You’ve shot and edited your video and now it’s time to add the finishing touch: a title! Every great film deserves a fitting title, and you want yours to set the right mood so family and friends will look forward to the show ahead. Here’s where a little razzle-dazzle with animated text will make your work stand out from the crowd of untitled homebrew videos.

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Sic Transition Gloria

CyberLink PowerDirector 9 comes with a boatload of transitions — effects used to shift from one video clip or still picture to the next. There are folds, flips, fades, dissolves, dominos, and many, many more to choose from in what CyberLink calls the Transition Room. Transitions help move your story forward, and they’re an essential element in Hollywood productions, television shows, and home videos.

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