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Two Ways to Remove People From Your Vacation Photos

Use your image editor to eliminate unwanted distractions from your travel photos long after they're taken.


Revive a Tuner-Challenged Media Center PC

Can't tune in analog channels anymore? Before you consign your home-theater PC to the trash pile, try Boxee.

Super Software Secrets

From obscure options to esoteric shortcuts to arcane add-ons, here are 55 hidden gems that will help you master the programs you use every day.


Emphasize Your Photograph's Subject With a Vignette

Fade your photograph's background and draw out your subject with this simple image editing technique.


Combine Photos for Infinite Depth of Field

Use the free CombineZM image editing tool to eliminate blur in your photos with a technique called "focus stacking."


8 Tips for Photographing Panoramas

Stitching software makes creating big, detailed panoramas from a series of photos easy. Here's how to shoot for the best results.


Fun Photo Tools: One-Trick Ponies

Add watermarks to your digital photos, enlarge pictures, and more with these (mostly) free image editing tools.


Free Poster-Making Tools and Image Editing Toys

These free photo editing tools let you make your own posters, clip something out of a picture, and turn your Flickr photos into a screen saver.


Free Photo Editors to Replace Adobe Photoshop

Find out the results of the Digital Focus image editor poll and get some photo editor recommendations.


Stop iTunes Links from Automatically Launching iTunes

App pages on the Web? Good. App links that launch iTunes when you click them? Bad. Here's how to disable that annoying "feature."

Image Editing Tricks Add Blue Sky to Your Photos

Use Adobe Photoshop Elements to add a blue sky and fluffy white clouds to a bland sky.


Fine-Tuning a Photo With Layers

Learn how to use adjustment layers to perfect your digital photos by making small changes to color, brightness, and contrast.


Getting Started in Digital Photography

Here's how to choose a camera and an image editor, along with important tips to help you begin taking great photos.