Millions of people around the world have many photos stored on their laptop and desktop
computers, external hard drives, CDs and DVDs, and flash drives. Most images are just sitting
there idle, waiting for the world to see them. Some have been unused for years. Up until
now there has been no guide to help people find ways to use these photos.
Hidden in various places around the Internet are hundreds of ways to make photos come alive
online, in print form, in scrapbooks, on the walls of people’s homes, in blogs, on social networking
sites, and in many other places.
101 Quick and Easy Secrets for Using Your Digital Photographs takes those who wonder what to
do with their photos on a journey where they will immediately discover not only a place to
exhibit their work, but also ways to make their photos work for them by selling them online
and on the ground.
This book is for using, manipulating, posting, sharing, publishing, managing, and promoting
photos that you have taken or plan to take. Online platforms will be introduced so that you can
begin navigating through the many free sites to put your photos to use. You’ll learn how to use
your photos in such online locations as Flickr, MySpace, Photobucket, and Facebook. You’ll
learn about everything from free downloadable software to manage your photos, such as Picasa
(Google’s photo management program), to programs that are already on your computer, such
as iPhoto on a Mac and Windows Live on a PC.
This book also walks you through the printing process, from learning about the right type
of printer for your needs to finding the best paper to make your photos last nearly forever.
If you don’t want to print your photos yourself, the book shows you the most reasonable ways
to outsource your printing.
Using your photos wouldn’t be complete for some without mentioning the latest in scrapbooking
trends, including extensive how-to instruction on how to build layers in Photoshop to make
the most compelling of scrapbook pages. You’ll learn about how to use digital kits for making
scrapbooks as well as places to find great free materials for making scrapbook pages.