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General Tips and Tricks for Using Graphics

Still valid in 2016

The field of graphics used to be for professional graphics designers. In recent times, we have seen the popularity of scanners and digital cameras soar. Now the average computer user has a need to learn to use these tools.

Scanners can be used to copy photos from your old albums into the computer.

Digital cameras can take hundreds of photos and be transferred to the computer with no cost beyond the camera. No film to buy. No developing cost.

For those still using film cameras, Developers will now put the pictures on disk so you can view them on the computer.

Once you have photos in the computer, you can do the following with them:

E-mail a copy to anyone.

Post them on the web for anyone to see and copy.

Make a slide show on your computer.

Use any of them as screensavers.

Print multiple copies in any size you want up to 8x10. (Bigger if you have a special printer)

Place them in documents. One client has a letterhead with a photo of himself 25 years ago on the left and a current photo on the right with the name, address phone number, e-mail, etc. in the middle.

I create a collage of photos that I want to show others of special projects.

Use them in marketing. Most Realtors are doing this now. Listing things on E-bay sell better with a photo.

Maintain home inventory records.

Suggestion: Copy all your photos onto a recordable CD or jump drive and store them in a safe place. Especially if they include inventory records.

Click Here for a discussion on Scanning.

Probably other uses come to mind as you read this. Be creative.

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