Monthly Archives: June 2009

Camera Raw 5.4 Now Available

Camera Raw 5.4 is now available as final releases on and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2. These updates include camera support for the following models:

* Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 Digital)
* Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
* Epson R-D1x
* Hasselblad CF-22
* Hasselblad CF-22MS
* Hasselblad CF-39
* Hasselblad CF-39MS
* Hasselblad CFH-22
* Hasselblad CFH-39
* Hasselblad CFV
* Hasselblad 503CWD
* Hasselblad H2D-22
* Hasselblad H2D-39
* Hasselblad H3D-22
* Hasselblad H3D-31
* Hasselblad H3D-39
* Hasselblad H3DII-22
* Hasselblad H3DII-31
* Hasselblad H3DII-39
* Hasselblad H3DII-39MS
* Hasselblad H3DII-50
* Kodak EasyShare Z980
* Nikon D5000
* Olympus E-450
* Olympus E-620
* Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
* Pentax K-7
* Sigma DP2
* Sony A230
* Sony A330
* Sony A380

Note: Hasselblad support is for the 3FR file format only. The Hasselblad FFF file format is not currently supported.

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Not Every Day

is a good day for photography. High of 98 and very high humidity. Other than some basic chores that have to get done, it looks like a stay inside day. Oh, darn – just might have to catch some of the U.S. Open!

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New shop!

Just created a new shop on ArtFire!

Check it out!

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How to Create a Photo Slideshow with Powerpoint

1. Choose a theme for the photo slideshow. Think first. Which topic do you want to focus on in the slideshow? It is for the summer vacation, for the kids, or for a special event? Do not include photos of different themes in a slideshow. That will make it hard to organize and will look out of place.
2. Pick qualified photos. Pick your favorite photos that follow the theme from your photo collection. Go to your photo collection, a lot of pictures are there. Mark every one that is suitable. Then pick photos with high quality.
3. Add background music to your slide shows. Do you have any wonderful music on you computer? Why not add perhaps a 10-15 second music clip in the middle of the slide show? The music clip can help break up the montage and is a great way to keep your audience’s interest. Make sure to choose music that can go with the slide show well and respect copyrights.
4. Add transitions to your slide shows. Good transitions are critical to high impact slideshows. They help tie the show together and make it flow smoothly from one idea to the next. Plus, transitions signal important ideas so your audience pays extra attention.
5. Create thumbnails for the photo slideshow. Thumbnails helps viewers locate a specific photo quickly and give more playback control in the viewers’ hands. If you have a big slideshow, you may need them more.
6. Share a PowerPoint slideshow online. To view a PowerPoint slideshow, you need to have the full version of PowerPoint or a free PowerPoint viewer. If you want to show it online, you have to convert the PowerPoint format to a web-friendly format such as flash. There are third party conversion tools that can convert PowerPoint files to Flash slideshows.


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Editors Choice

One of my most recent photos was just chosen as an “editors choice” by Photoshop Elements Users web site. Check it out here.

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More New Listings

Put some new photos onto the website yesterday. They also went on my Etsy page too.

Here is one of the newly posted pics. Click on the picture to see a larger view. Click the links above to see more photos.

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Life is not

all about photography! Taking some time this morning to play golf. Meeting a good friend in a few moments and enjoying nature whilst whacking a little white ball around 18 holes. Guaranteed to be a good time!

OH! Next time you have a chance take a look at my ETSY page. I changed my avatar there and think it works better. See what you think.

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