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Improve the look of your slideshows

Windows comes with a slideshow tool. Windows 8 actually comes with two. But neither offer the transitions that can give your photo shows a bit of panache.

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Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

Make sure you don't get hacked, never lose an image, always have a backup, and keep your online profiles in tip-top, non-embarrassing shape.

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The 'Awww' factor: Turning old photos into new calendars

It's the gift that fits everyone, especially sentimental types. We take you step-by-step, from digging out the albums to scanning and uploading the images.

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How to digitize holiday photos and videos

Move precious memories online (and create digital backups) with help from a scanner, a video converter, and better-than-basic editing software.

How to create an exciting, artificial-looking photo

PHollisPhotos asked the Photo Editing forum how to give a sports photo a certain look, like an illustration with a black-and-white background.

How to bypass your PC when ordering photo prints

It's time to change your old habit of copying photos to your PC just so you can order prints. Now there's an app for that.

Manage the tile-based slide show in Windows 8's Photo app

Walter Bott asked how he could better control Windows 8's built-in Photo app--the one that usually presents a small slide show in its Start page tile.

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Master basic Instagram tips and tricks

Want to get more out of Instagram. In this video, we'll show you a few quick tips that will save you time and draw more followers.

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How to add permanent captions to your photos, Part 2: Making them visible (and make them in XP)

Srinivasan Kasturi followed my instructions in How to add permanent captions to your photos, and was disappointed that his captions didn't appear on the pictures themselves.

How to add permanent captions to your photos

Arcticsid asked the Photo Editing forum for a way to add captions to his photos. "In the old days we could write a description on the back."

Answer Line: How to better control Windows 8 slide shows

John McClung asked if there's a way to speed up and slow down slide shows in Windows 8's photo app.

Find duplicate photos

C. Corder asked me to recommend a program to help him find duplicate photos.

Farewell Photoshop: Edit your photos for free

We’re living in a golden age of free photo editing thanks to a wealth of online options.

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How to rid your close-ups of dust and scratches with Photoshop

If you took your close-up or macro photo under less than ideal conditions, you may need some cleanup later. Here's how to do it in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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How to organize, showcase, and share your out-of-control photo collection

Shoot all the photos you want, but show off and share only your best. We’ll show you how.