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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?

How to Batch Resize Groups of Photographs Using XnView

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb5636c9c00f.jpg" />After taking several dozen large, multi-megapixel photos, the last thing I want to do before uploading is manually shrink them. Rather than deal with long upload times, freeware application XnView comes to the rescue, batching resizes in a few easy steps.

Quickly Remove Backgrounds in Photoshop Using the Magic Eraser

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cad9d509d23c.jpg" />One of the most common questions I get from inexperienced Photo editors is “How do I remove the background from my picture?” There are probably dozens of ways in any version of Photoshop to do this, and each has its challenges. This technique is most likely the simplest.

How to Download Your Photos and Videos from Facebook

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cad9b17a49e8.jpg" />If you’re tired of your photos and videos being impossible to retrieve from Facebook, you’ll be happy to know that they are rolling out a new feature that allows you to download all of them in one big zip file. Here’s how it works.

How to Easily Straighten Crooked Photographs in Photoshop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cabef677d488.jpg" />It happens to the best of us: we take a quick pic, hoping to blog it or print it. And despite good intentions, it never comes out straight! Here’s a quick fix in any version of Photoshop to straighten and correct perspective of those frustrating photographs.

What’s the Difference Between JPG, PNG, and GIF?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4caa9bc360a84.jpg" />As we keep building on old image technology, types of file formats keep piling up, each with their own nuances and uses. JPG, PNG, and GIF have become the most common of these, but what sets them apart from each other?

Remove Complex Backgrounds from Images in Photoshop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-30-1-17-04-59.jpg" />While tools like the Magic Eraser can sometimes remove your backgrounds, the fact is you're going to have to get your hands dirty with the eraser if you have images with complex backgrounds that need removing.

Quick and Dirty Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-28-1-08-20-05.jpg" />Looking for a quick way to transform your photos into handsome, convincing vintage art? Lots of programs offer vintage photograph filters, but these are often rough and give unexciting, unconvincing results. Here's how to do it in Photoshop.

Other Ways to Use Your PC When Your Internet Dies

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-25-[21-22-10].png" />Nothing is more annoying than getting your Internet connection shut down, due to weather, or perhaps forgetting to pay your bill. Let’s take a look at some ways you can be productive and entertained without the Internet.

Change the Actions for File Types in Opera

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-25-[17-53-52].png" />Opera is a solid, well built browser that is easy to customize once you become familiar with it. If you want to tweak how Opera handles actions such as viewing images or pdf files without saving them to your computer then here is how to do it.

Group Video Chat With Family and Friends For Free

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-29-[18-06-18].png" />Whether it’s a graduation or new birth, there are many special occasions in life that we’d like to be present for but can’t due to distance. When a call doesn’t cut it, here’s how to video chat with up to 20 friends or family with Tokbox.

Take Awesome Screenshots of Webpages in Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-26-[16-06-33].png" />Would you like to take great screenshots of a webpage, annotate them, and share them, all from Chrome? Here’s how you can do it with the great Awesome Screenshot addon.

Preview Pictures with a Lightbox Effect in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-19-[05-13-41].png" />Are you tired of the default photo previewer in Windows 7 and jealous of your Mac’s cool Quick Look Preview tool? Here’s how you can preview your pictures in a fast and snazzy way in Windows with the Picasa Photo Viewer.

Download Pictures From Your Facebook Account with Pick&Zip

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-01-[16-41-49].png" />Would you like to download pictures from your Facebook account and your friend’s Facebook pages? Here’s a nice web app that can help you quickly download your pictures so you can use them anyway you want.

How to Batch Edit Photos with Phatch

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-28-[16-42-18].jpg" />If you have ever needed to edit a whole folder of photos with the same effect or need to repeatedly crop, add watermarks, or drop shadows to images for the web, Phatch is the tool for the job. Phatch is a photo batch editor written in python so it works on any operating system.

How to Fix Photoshop Breaking the Escape Key in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-03-16-15.png" />Does Photoshop annoy you by breaking the escape key in other programs? Here’s an AutoHotkey script that will let you run Photoshop and still use the escape key as usual in other programs.

Find Content Related Images in Internet Explorer 8

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-10-[21-33-55].png" />Do you want an easy way to find images related to news stories or articles when browsing in Internet Explorer? Then you will definitely want to have a look at the Bing Image Search accelerator.

How to Crop Pictures in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-02-[18-13-13].png" />When you add pictures to your Office documents you might need to crop them to remove unwanted areas, or isolate a specific part. Today we’ll take a look at how to crop images in Office 2010.

Create Advanced Panoramas with Microsoft Image Composite Editor

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-31-[20-46-39].jpg" />Do you enjoy making panoramas with your pictures, but want more features than tools like Live Photo Gallery offer? Here’s how you can create amazing panoramas for free with the Microsoft Image Composite Editor.