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Weekend Project: YouTube Downloads, Mashups, Screencasts, and More

Have fun and make some movies with these YouTube apps and add-ons.


Four Ways Photographers Can Use Microsoft Paint

Learn some unexpected ways to take advantage of the free Paint program in Windows.


Fine-Tune Your Photographic Miniature Planet

Now that you've created your own tiny world, here's how to fine-tune it in your image editor.


Stream Your Music and Video Anywhere You Go

ZumoCast makes it a snap to access your media library on other PCs and even your iPhone or iPad. And it's free!

Turn Photographic Panoramas Into Tiny Planets

Use your own photographic panorama and your image editor to make an eye-popping stereograph.


Blur the Background for Punchier Photos

Here's how to use your image editor to change the depth of field in your photos after you take them.


Frequently Asked Photo Questions for August

Dave answers questions about free high dynamic range software, formatting memory cards, selling photos online, and more.


Solve Photo Problems With Image-Editing Tools

Use Adobe Photoshop to liven up gray skies in your landscapes and remove distracting bystanders. Plus: Make high-quality photo enlargements for free with SmillaEnlarger.


Edit and Organize Your Photos for Free With Picasa

Here's how Picasa stacks up against Windows Live Photo Gallery as a free way to edit and store your photos.

Make Your Own 'Transparent' Display

With a few clever photography tricks and some tweaks in your favorite photo editor, you can create the illusion of a see-through PC monitor.


Windows Live Photo Gallery Wave 4: Five Reasons to Try

There's a treasure trove of free photo tools in Microsoft's new Windows Live Essentials.


Give Your Phone the Power of a Desktop PC

Cross-platform apps such as Firefox Portable Edition, Portable, and Audacity Portable will give your phone full PC capabilities.

Get Started With Paint.NET

Give Adobe Photoshop a rest and learn how to use the powerful free photo editor Paint.NET.