How to Compare Two Photos Side by Side Without Lightroom?

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With endless memory of new iPhone and Android smartphones, we make dozens of similar images. Often it’s hard to find out if there’s a difference between two photos of the same person shooted one by one. Which image is better? What picture should you upload on Instagram, the first or the second one? Today, we’ll show you how to identify similarity between two pictures without professional side by side photo comparison software like Adobe Lightroom. (more…)

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FastStone: All in One – Image Viewer, Converter & Editor [REVIEW]

FastStone Image Viewer is a free, powerful image viewer enriched with numerous useful features. FastStone Image viewer views and edits images, makes a photo slideshow with music, creates desktop wallpapers, works with scanners and much more. The list of helpful tools wrapped in a free for home use image viewer is impressive.

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Black IrfanView Window to See Images

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Everyone who works with piles of digital images, scanned faxes, PDF-documents, Photoshop files, and other stuff of that kind is familiar with standard Microsoft Document Viewer. Say it frankly, is it enough? If yes, skip this post, if no, go on reading. (more…)

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Exif Data is a Gold Mine of Image Information

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EXIF stands for “exchangeable image file format”. It’s the additional information that includs camera settings and scene details, for example, date and time when a photo was taken, shutter speed, focal length, exposure compensation, whether a flash was used. Only images in JPEG and TIFF formats have exif data. However, it’s not a problem as most of modern digital cameras save shots in JPEG. (more…)

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RAW Image Format: 3 FAQs You Should Know

DSLR photo cameraUnlike ordinary digital cameras, advanced DSLR photo cameras shoot fabulous pictures. In order to get best quality of your images, professional photographers recommend to change photo saving settings from JPEG to RAW format. If you have just bought your first Nikon or Canon DSLR cam and feel puzzled over image formats dilemma, this post is for you.

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Will Picasa Replace Picnik?

Picasa-PicnikAs you know, an extremely popular online photo editor, Picnik will be closed on Aplil 19, 2012. Unfortunately, Google, the owner of Picnik, has decided to shut down the online photo editing website and shift several features to other services such as Google+ and Picasa. In these circumstances, Picnik fans examine the new Picnik substitute suggested by Google – Picasa. However, the question remains: “Can Picasa replace Picnik or are all well-known photo editing tools lost forever?”
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