Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

Teaching you fun and interesting things to do with your digital images. Whether it's highlighting a new app, or a tutorial on how to edit a photo, we want to help you make the most of your memories.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beginners Guide to Removing Red Eye

red eye removal before and after

red eye removal example
Red eye is an annoying and common problem with photos when taken using a flash. Luckily fixing red eye is extremely easy using PhotoShop.

Red Eye Removal Step 1:

Once you have your digital image opened in PhotoShop you will want to zoom in on the eyes. Your zoom tool is located on the left side panel, it looks like a magnifying eye removal zoom

Red Eye Removal Step 2:

Next you will want to select your Red Eye tool. It is located on the left side panel. It is grouped with the healing tool which looks like a band aid. red eye removal healing tool

Red Eye Removal Step 3:

If you left click & HOLD you will see a drop down with four different tool options. 
Select the bottom, which is the Red Eye Tool.
red eye removal healing tool options 

Red Eye Removal Step 4:

With the Red Eye Tool selected you will want to go to your eye and click & drag the box around the eye. This tool will automatically correct the red eye.
red eye removal 

While the Red Tool is selected, if you look at above your top tool bar on the left you will see two settings you can change which is Pupil Size & Darken Amount. If you don't like how your corrected red eye looks, you can adjust those settings.
red eye removal 

That is it- easy enough!

red eye removal example 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Life is Like a Camera...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday Thought

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How to Keep Your Digital Images Safe

Whether you've sent all your photos, slides, or other film format to be converted to digital format for memory preservation, or you just have all your digital camera images just sitting on your computer or DVD, it is important to set up some safe guards. Computer crashes, fires, floods, and other unfortunate events can happen without notice, leaving your memories lost, and you in a bad mood!

     There are five ways you can store your images, and the more you have your images copied, the better your chances are of never having to worry about losing them forever.
     You can store your images as actual prints. While this solution is not storage friendly, you can always submit them to a photo scanning company, such as Larsen Digital Services to be scanned to digital format. This method of storage is very volatile, as prints can be easily ruined by floods, fire, children, etc.
     Another method of storage is to keep your images on a CD or DVD. While this is a reliable medium for now, CD's and DVD's just won't last forever! It still is a good idea to keep at least one copy of all your images on a CD or DVD to keep in a safe spot, such as a safe deposit box. Just like photos, they are prone to be damaged by fires, and even in car accidents.
     Always keep a copy of your pictures on your immediate computer. Yes, they crash all the time, but storing your digital images on your computer allows them to be readily accessible. You will be able to easily share your memories via email, Facebook, Twitter, or any other program of choice.
     A Great option right now is to copy all your images to an external hard drive, or a USB flash drive depending on how much space you need. This way, if your computer crashes, because the hard drive or flash drive is not attached to it, your images and files will be safe. You can find many cost-effective choices for an external hard drive at online merchants such as, and others. Once you have purchased your hard drive, and transferred all your files on it, you will want to make sure it is stored in a well-conditioned area.
     The last option, and my personal favorite, is to find an on-line file storage company with which to keep your images. Not only will they keep your images backed up, but they will be easily accessible as well! Most on-line storage companies will charge you a minimal monthly fee depending on how much storage your data requires, but the cost of all your lifetime memories is priceless! When choosing a provider you will want to ensure that they offer password protection, as well as an encrypted file transfer. Some free online file storing companies include 4shared, Humyo, and ADrive.

You can never be too extreme when dealing with your life's legacy, so make sure you take every precaution in keeping your digital images safe.

Larsen Digital Services offers a 5 Year Data SafeKeeping Program when you convert all your old photos, slides and negatives to digital. It is a one time fee with prices starting at $8.15, and is renewable every five years!