August 29, 2006
Dear CNET members,
When it comes to doing interesting things to digital photos, my wife takes the cake for creativity. What she likes to do is manipulate my kids' photos--such as stretching out their facial expressions, superimposing their noses or eyes, among many other fun things. And when done editing, she puts the photos into a slide show, and our family has a blast looking at them! The only creative thing I do secretly is manipulate photos of myself to see what I would look like if I had a real goatee (because I can't grow one!). But enough about my goatee envy, because I would much rather hear what interesting stuff you do with your digital photos or videos. So if your fancy is making people look good, placing couch potatoes on mountain tops, or turning photos into works of art, join us in the Point and Shout discussion and share with your community some of the creative and interesting things you do with your photos and video. If you have links or Web sites to show off some of your stuff, include them in your submissions, because I'm sure we'd all like to check them out!
This week's hot topic:
Interesting things you
do with your photos
Whether it's creating a theatrical slide show, removing a crazy aunt from family snapshots, or enhancing the color of a sunset, today's technology is enhancing what can be done with photos. What do you do with yours? Some of our members have already shared their stories.
To make patterns for woodburning artwork
CNET member twohawks686 takes her digital photos, resizes them, converts them from color to grayscale to pinpoint shading. She then transfers the images onto wood through the wood-burning process.
Read twohawks686's full post in
Point and Shout
I make up birth announcements
CNET member Jawbelle loves creating special things for her friends and family. One example is downloading photos of newborn family members and creating birth announcement for families.
Read Jawbelle's full post in Point and Shout
Wonderful slide shows
CNET member sissyrn spends her time making slide show DVDs, combining both photos and video to create lasting memories of holidays, weddings, birthdays, parties, family reunions...you name it, she's done it!
Read sissyrn's full post in Point and Shout
When it comes to editing photos and video today, the possibilities are nearly endless. How has your creativity been unleashed? Read "What's the most interesting thing you do with your photos and videos?" and let us know.
Digital photography software
From CNET Download.com
Printer buying guide
From CNET Reviews
Online digital photo printing and sharing
From CNET Reviews
Digital camera forum
From CNET forums
Here are some interesting comments you've recently submitted on CNET. Read up and talk about it.
Digital zoom: yes or no?
Manufacturers like to tout big zoom numbers on their packaging and in their ads. But digital zoom always comes at the expense of resolution. Is there ever a good reason to use digital zoom? And should manufacturers continue to include it?
When Web 2.0 fails
In this Web 2.0 world, mashups are red hot. Take the data from Craigslist, add it to Google Maps, and you have a visual representation of apartment listings within your target area. But such convenience can invite trouble for both the user and the Web site. Will we start seeing AJAX-based DOS attacks on Web applications in the near future?
Are digital photo frames ready for
As prices for LCD monitors come down, so have the prices of digital photo frames. How much would you pay for a digital frame? Do you even want one?
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