Lab Work

You probably like the convenience and control of making prints at home with your inkjet printer. With a little practice, you can get outstanding results and a good measure of personal satisfaction by doing your own printing. There are times when it might be a better option to turn to a professional photofinisher to do the work, however. In the early days of digital, this usually wasn’t an option, as most labs weren’t yet capable of printing from digital files. A lot has changed in a few years, and now even the photo lab at your local drugstore may be offering prints from your digital images.

You probably like the convenience and control of making prints at home with your inkjet printer. With a little practice, you can get outstanding results and a good measure of personal satisfaction by doing your own printing. There are times when it might be a better option to turn to a professional photofinisher to do the work, however. In the early... Read more

July/August 2004 HelpLine

Mega-What?

    * The Honeymoon Is Over
    * Batchin’ It
    * Megapixels And DPI

Mega-What?     * The Honeymoon Is Over     * Batchin’ It     * Megapixels And DPI The Honeymoon Is Over Q)  My husband and I quit our jobs after our wedding to live in Oaxaca, Mexico, as an extended honeymoon. We had two months of wonderful photos on our digital camera memory card when our camera took a two-foot drop to the ground.... Read more

June 2004 HelpLine

Resizing Images

    * Disappearing Photos
    * IRIS In Digial Cameras
    * Acronym Acrimony

  Resizing Images     * Disappearing Photos     * IRIS In Digial Cameras     * Acronym Acrimony Resizing Images Q)  I’m in the process of scanning my 35mm slides, negatives and various prints for which I have no negatives. Ultimately, I want to burn them onto CDs. I’m using the highest resolution that my scanner allows for... Read more
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May 2004 HelpLine

Friendly Skies For Memory Cards?

    * Card Security
    * FAQ On PSD To Tiff
    * Scans For The Memories
    * The Spin On DVD Compatibility

Friendly Skies For Memory Cards?     * Card Security     * FAQ On PSD To Tiff     * Scans For The Memories     * The Spin On DVD Compatibility Card Security Q)  I’ve made the switch to using a digital camera on my travels. I read about preparing myself with batteries and media cards, but I haven’t heard much about going... Read more

March/April 2004 HelpLine

A Change In Perspective

    * Correcting A Leaning Tower
    * Waiting For My Prints To Come
    * Inflating File Sizes
    * Driving Partitions
    * Keeping All Your Pixels

  A Change In Perspective     * Correcting A Leaning Tower     * Waiting For My Prints To Come     * Inflating File Sizes     * Driving Partitions     * Keeping All Your Pixels Correcting A Leaning Tower Q)  A lot of my pictures have buildings that aren’t straight. Is there a way to correct this in the computer? Glen Brown... Read more

January/February 2004 HelpLine

The Old-Fashioned Slideshow…Via DVD

    * DVD Slideshows
    * Lossy Vs. Lossless
    * Image-Organizing Software

  The Old-Fashioned Slideshow…Via DVD     * DVD Slideshows     * Lossy Vs. Lossless     * Image-Organizing Software       DVD Slideshows Q)  I love to travel around North America; I have many prints and slides. What I’ve wanted to do for a long time is create photo slideshows from my negatives and slides, then show them... Read more