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What is Camera Raw, and Why Would a Professional Prefer it to JPG?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/camera-raw.png" />A common setting on many digital cameras, RAW is a filetype option many professional photographers prefer over JPG, despite a huge disparity in filesize. Find out why, what RAW is, and how you can benefit using this professional quality filetype.

How to Create Quality Photo Prints With Free Software

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sshot-297.png" />Photoshop may be the professional standard for high quality photo prints, but that doesn't mean you have to pay hundreds of dollars for printing software. Freeware program Google Picasa can create excellent quality photo prints that'll only cost you a download.

Improve Your Photo Prints By Properly Preparing Your Printer

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sshot-294.png" />Whether your photo printer is new or has been collecting dust between the holidays, you’ve likely spent a few frustrating moments setting up the machine. But did you know proper setup can improve the quality of your prints?

The Twelve Days of Geekmas

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d0888a80e06e.jpg" />Looking for some last minute shopping for your favorite geek? We put a few holiday shopping items into the form of a song to show off just how geeky your Christmas can be.

Improve Digital Photography by Calibrating Your Monitor

<img style="padding-left: 0px;padding-right: 0px;padding-top: 0px;border: 0px" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-167.png" border="0" alt="sshot-167" width="650" height="406" />Monitor profiling and calibration are serious business, often involving equipment costing hundreds of dollars. Thankfully, there are free tools for calibration both on the internet and in your operating system.

Our Favorite Tech: What We’re Thankful For at How-To Geek

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image136.png" />It’s Thanksgiving, and this year we’re going to share all of the great technology that we’re really thankful for. Join us for a look at the tech products that keep each of the How-To Geek writers going. Also, Happy Thanksgiving!

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 6: Digital Art

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-75.png" />For artistic readers, Photoshop offers digital painting options few other painting or photomanipulation programs can equal. Whether you want to draw for a living, or simply want to paint for fun, learning the painterly side of Photoshop is very rewarding.

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 5: Beginner Photo Editing

<img style="padding-left: 0px;padding-right: 0px;padding-top: 0px;border: 0px" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-768.png" border="0" alt="sshot-768" width="650" height="410" />Photoshop is named “Photoshop” for a reason; it’s for editing photographs.  Take a look through some basic photo-editing techniques and learn how you can improve your own family photographs.

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 4: Basic Menus

<img style="border-width: 0px" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-648.png" border="0" alt="sshot-648" width="650" height="395" />Photoshop has a huge menu system with options even advanced users may ignore. For today's lesson we'll take a quick tour through them and learn which of them will help you increase your mastery of photo editing.

How To Use JavaScript to Save Time by Automating Photoshop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd7859b8400a.jpg" />What could JavaScript POSSIBLY have to do with an Image Editor? Using this platform independent scripting language, today we'll learn to create automated tasks either Mac or PC versions of Photoshop will run.

Use Paint.NET to Remove Red Eye From Flash Photography

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce18463076c.jpg" />Going to a lot of night parties? We all know that the flash will give your pictures red eye, but here’s a simple way to use freeware Paint.NET to remove the red eye from any of your pictures.

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 3: Layers

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce1212a2d4e.jpg" />As one of the hallmark features of Photoshop, Layers are the foundation of learning good photo editing techniques. In this article, we’ll go through their basic usage, as well as cover some basic types of layers.

How to Create a Pumpkin Carving Stencil in Photoshop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc63f8698d18.jpg" />Sick of the same boring Jack O’Lantern faces? For something different this year, fire up Photoshop and make your own custom stencils out of Photographs or nearly any kind of image.

What’s the Difference Between Pixels and Vectors?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbfbb4d0d88f.jpg" />As the basis of nearly every image format worth using, Pixels and Vectors are the broad categories of modern 2D image files. But what are they exactly, and how are they different?