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How to Manage Your Media

Check out these tips to help you better manage your photos and music.

How to Get Any File to Play Back on Your Android Phone

Here is how to make your Android phone open nearly any file type be it audio, video, images, and documents.

Create, Share, and Play Video in Android

With Android devices, entertainment doesn't stop at music and pictures. Here's how to get more fun from your phone's camcorder features and great video apps.


Changing an Extension

Larry asked about changing an audio file’s extension to .wav

Five Easy Ways to Add Special Effects to Your Digital Photos

It once took a darkroom to do the stuff you can now do on your PC or right in your camera--thanks to some simple image-editing tricks and creative scene modes, you can turn full-size objects into miniatures, compose panoramas, and more.


6 Handy Tips for Getting Around Photoshop Elements

Remember these keyboard shortcuts to streamline your photo editing with Adobe's image editor.


Improve the Exposure of Your Photos With Just a Few Clicks

Use your image editor's Levels tool to bring mediocre photos to life.


5 Tips for Shooting Dramatic Silhouettes

Apply these rules to capture dark silhouettes against bright backgrounds in your digital photos.


Artistic Digital Photo Effects: Zoom Blur, Orton Effect

Learn how to use blur selectively--in the lens and in your image editor--and how to apply the Orton Effect to your digital photos.


Spruce Up Your Documents with 1,001 Free Fonts

There's no such thing as a free lunch, but free fonts? You bet. This site hooks you up with over a thousand of them.

Simple Ways to Create Photos With High Dynamic Range or Infinite Depth

Sure, you could use expensive HDR software or hyperfocal photography to create high-end special effects--or you could fake it and get similar results in your digital photos.


Frequently Asked Photo Questions for March

Dave answers questions about freezing action photos with a digital SLR, charging camera batteries, maximizing focus, and more.


Add a Fake Magnifying Glass to a Photo

Use your image editor to enlarge a detail in your photo and add a fake magnifying glass to peer through.