Online Photo Printing Comparison

With digital cameras that are more and more affordable, snapping a huge number of photos of your family and friends is now easier than ever. But, what about finding a pratical way to print your photos and then show them to your family and friends? Sometimes it can be really a hassle.

Online Printing

Below is the list of some of the best online printing services that are available on the net where you can upload your photos to online albums and to order prints of them to mailed to your home or to your friends.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Replace Eye Color (Easy) has posted 3 easy steps to replace eye color with photoshop CS/CS2:

“Switch back to your original target image. (Duplicate original image layer before proceeding)
A. Activate the ‘Color Replacement Tool (B)’.
B. Then up on the Options Bar, select a brush preset and ensure your ‘mode’ is set to ‘Color’, as captured below.
C. Then brush over the old eye with the new foreground swatch color.”

Here’s the before and after image:

Replace Eye Color with Photoshop

Canon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Samples

Guitarman has some samples from Canon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM with Canon 20D at his website:

@ 300mm:

Canon 70-300mm Sample 1 Canon 70-300mm Sample 2 Canon 70-300mm Sample 3

@300mm and Tamron 1.4x SP(pro)TC

70-300mm with Tamron 1.4x 70-300mm with Tamron 1.4x

More samples are available here

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Comparison of Canon Midrange Zooms

Acapixus did a comparison of Canon EF 24-105/4.0 L IS USM versus a EF 28-105/3.5-4.5 USM and a EF 28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM versus Canon EF 17-35/2.8 L USM versus Canon EF 50/1.4 USM versus Canon EF 100/2.8 USM macro.

The comparison was shot at ifferent focal length and at different f-stops using a Canon EOS 10D set at ISO 100. The camera was tripod mounted. Images were captured as RAW and converted to 24 bit TIFF files using DPP 1.503. Sharpness was set to 0 (no sharpening) and no other postprocessing has been applied to the images. 200×200 pixel crops were excised from the centre and periphery and saved as TIFF prior to conversion as JPEG files

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Canon 24-105mm F/4L USM IS Flare Problems

How to Make Natural Smooth Skin in Photoshop

Lunacore has a neat tutorial on making skin look smooth but still quite natural with your Photoshop.

“In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make skin look smooth. The technique itself is not complicated, but does require you to be patient and work slow and accurate. If you can meet these requirements, then it’s not going to be very difficult to see good results.”

How to make smooth skin

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Tips for Framing Your Photographs

Imagine being able to frame all your own photographs just as well as a professional.

You can save enough money to easily pay for all the necessary tools, and the convenience of being able to do it yourself frees you from having to get someone else do it. If you’re an amateur a mount cutter, a frame clamp and a hand-operated frame joining tool is all the equipment you need to make professional looking frames.These days the tools are easy and safe to operate, inexpensive, and give you a good result. Picture framing can be divided into four areas. Cutting the bevel mount, cutting and joining the frame, mounting the photograph, and fitting and finishing the job.

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Kodak Announcement on Highest Resolution Image Sensors

Kodak Announces Highest Resolution Image Sensors for Professional Photography

Rochester, NY, October 20, 2005 – Eastman Kodak Company has once again set the quality standard for digital imaging with new high-resolution image sensors that allow commercial, studio and other professional photographers to capture digital images with the most life-like detail possible. These new products strengthen Kodak’s position as a leading image sensor supplier to a wide variety of markets, and reinforce strategic product and partnership announcements made earlier this year that target mass-market consumer applications.

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Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR ED-IF AF-S

Nikon 70-200mm

Exclusive Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation. VR operation offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 3 stops faster. In addition, active vibration mode selection is possible. For using in an active situation such as in a car, boat or plane. VR ON/OFF mode available. 5 ED elements reduce chromatic aberrations providing superior optical performance – even at maximum aperture.


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Photoshop Tutorial: Focused & Darker Effect (Easy)


This Focused & Darker Effect photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a darker and more focused image with your photoshop. I’ve tried this with some of my images and it turned out really good.

You can see the Focused and Darker Effect photoshop tutorial here.

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