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PROCESSING DIGITAL PHOTOS


TRANSFERRING PHOTOS - PHYSICAL CONNECTION

  • Camera docking device - preferred if available

  • Treat as USB memory device 

  • Physically move camera memory to card reader  - risk card damage

TRANSFERRING PHOTOS -COMPUTER STEPS

  • Create a temporary photo folder

  • Mycomputer>(look for drive with camera name)

  • Click thru camera folder to photos>Edit[select all]

  • Drag & drop files to photo folder

  • Create edit folder>copy from temp folder

  • Delete camera photos - be sure photos are copied!

QUICK LOOK AT IMAGES - EDIT FOLDER

  • View>Details  [Add preferred columns - size, dim, camera, etc]

  • View>Thumbnails - rotate or delete bad photos

  • Right click individual folders for quick view or editing

PHOTO SOFTWARE 

  • Windows Picture and Fax Viewer  - quick load, auto-fit, no edit

  • Microsoft Photo Editor - quick load, auto-fit, basic edit

  • IrfanView - quick load, 2 step auto-fit , advanced edit

  • PhotoShop Elements - slow to load, professional edit

  • Paint.Net

SET DEFAULT PHOTO SOFTWARE

  • Right click image [name.jpg] > Open With > Choose Program

  • Click 'Always use the selected program' then pick program

  • MS Photo Editor & IrfanView are good defaults [quick load & edit]

KEY EDIT FUNCTIONS

DIGITAL SHOOTING MISTAKES

  • Inadequate flash range

  • Excessive JPEG compression 

DISPLAYING PHOTOS

OTHER STUFF

 

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Panoramic Photo Examples