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Using Your Camera's RAW Mode

Take higher-quality photos by switching from JPEG to RAW file formats.


Photo Editing Basics: Working With Layers

Learn how to use layers in your favorite image editor to improve your photos and add sophisticated effects.


Frequently Asked Photo Questions for January

Dave answers reader questions about converting Hi8 video to DVD, fixing problems with panoramic photos, understanding photo file sizes, and more.


The Data With the Music

ZeldaTech73 asked the Answer Line forum where Windows stores song information

Two Ways to Remove the Background From a Photo

Use your photo editor to extract your subject and set it against a different background.


Five New Year's Resolutions for the Digital Photographer

Follow these resolutions to become a better, smarter, more efficient photographer in 2010.


Frequently Asked Photo Questions for December

Dave answers reader questions about printing oversized photos, choosing the right exposure for close-up photos, eliminating corrupt photos from a memory card, and more.


Enlarge Your Photos Without Sacrificing Quality

Make low-resolution digital photos big enough to print without getting blocky pixels.


How to Take Special-Occasion Portraits

Here's how to choose the best camera settings for taking portraits, plus image editing tips for creating flattering photographs of loved ones.


Troubleshooting Help: Solve PC Problems Without Losing It

Is your technology refusing to cooperate? Don't get mad, get methodical; these tips will show you how.


Get Photoshop-Caliber Image Editing from Paint.NET

The latest version of this popular (and free!) image-editing dynamo offers an improved interface, faster performance, and new effects.

Parlay Your Photos Into Holiday Cards and Calendars

Use image-editing software and Websites to turn your digital photos into handcrafted greeting cards and other holiday gifts.


Frequently Asked Photo Questions for October

Dave answers reader questions about using older flashes on digital SLRs, photo metadata, scanning black and whites, and more.