Tips for Digitizing and Organizing Old Photos

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Technology continues to transform the world at a mind-numbing pace. Every year it seems, new technologies emerge that put our traditional ways of doing things to shame. Some of these methods are inherently superior, such as the movement toward digital media. While you might not be able to physically feel it in the palms of your hands, having digital media can ensure that you never lose pictures, photos and other forms of media. Most people have old photos laying around that they’d like to ensure last forever, but they haven’t taken the time to digitize and organize them. We’ll review some tips on how to digitize and organize your old photos so that they stand the test of time. Procure a Capture Solution There are a few different ways in which you can begin the process of digitizing your old photos. The first solution is through the use of a … Read more…

7 Tattoo Ideas to Cover Scars

Scars result from many different mishaps in our lives. No matter what has caused your scar, it is likely not to be a feature you want the world to see. Rather than putting makeup on the scar in an attempt to cover it up, why not use a tattoo to permanently cover this mark? Tattoos allow you to express your creative style with the added benefit of covering a scar. You’re free to pick and choose any type of tattoo that suits your taste and your style. The cost of the tattoo is minimal considering the massive advantages it offers to your life. If you’d like to cover your scar with a tattoo, take a look at 7 awesome cover up ideas and choose your favorite. 1. Roses Roses are especially popular with women and they’re certainly beautiful. They’re also easy to use as a cover-up for a scar since … Read more…

How to sharpen your photos – an alternative method

This article presents an alternative technique for adjusting sharpness using Photoshop, other than the existing “sharpening” filters. – Courtesy of  Inayat Ali Shah, a passionate photographer from Pakistan. Read more about him here. Introduction When we talk of sharpness it is often thought to be a solution to a poorly focused or blurred image.  But it is not: a poorly focused or blurred image will remain a poorly blurred. Actual sharpness describes the clarity of detail in a photo, and can be a valuable creative tool for emphasizing texture.  Proper photographic and post-processing technique can go a long way towards improving sharpness, although sharpness is ultimately limited by your camera equipment, image magnification and viewing distance. Two fundamental factors contribute to the perceived sharpness of an image: resolution and acutance. Acutance: Is how quickly image information transitions at an edge. High acutance results in sharp transitions and detail with clearly defined … Read more…

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