Soundcloud is a cloud-based music streaming service. It differs from competitors such as Spotify and Pandora in that it focuses on the social sharing of music and account holders can upload their own audio files to the site. Soundcloud offers a free account, or you can opt to pay $9.99/month for a “Soundcloud Go” account […]
Screen recordings can be helpful. I use them for creating tutorials, but you can use them for anything from showing your grandma how to open her email messages to proving to your IT guys that your computer or website is glitching. Many tech business owners use screen recordings to show customers how to use their software. […]
The Spotify web player is easy to use and has a wide selection of music. It also has good functionality for organizing your tunes and helps you find new favorite ones. Most importantly, a basic Spotify web player account is free. You can upgrade to the paid premium account if you want to be able to […]
Windows Movie Maker is a fairly simple video editing program that comes installed on most Windows computers. The program is free, and it contains all the tools that an entry level video editor needs. This includes the ability to trim and merge video clips and add narration, music, transitions, and effects. If you do not already have […]
Windows Movie Maker is a fairly simple video editing program that comes installed on most Windows computers. The program is free, and it contains all the tools that an amateur video editor needs. This includes the ability to trim and merge video clips and add narration, music, transitions, and effects. If you do not already have Movie […]
Enhancing the colors captured in digital photography is easy with the Windows 10 built-in Photos app. Photos has four color editing tools which give you a considerable amount of control over the coloring of your photos. Continue reading to learn more about how to use them.
Do you want to trim your awkward laugh out of the beginning or end of an otherwise great video or pull out short highlights from a filmed sporting event? The Windows 10 built-in Photos app has a video clip trimming tool that is easy to use and is perfect for this basic editing.
Do you have pictures of neat, straight buildings that look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa? How about a group picture where the ground and people look like they are tilted 10° to the right? Holding your camera perfectly level can be difficult if you do not have a tripod. Fortunately, the Windows 10 Photos app comes […]
Most lighting edits in digital photography are done by adjusting the brightness (overall light/dark across all pixels in the image) and the contrast (simultaneously making the whites whiter and blacks blacker). Read my article on using the Brightness and Contrast tools in Windows 10 here. If you want finer control over your images lighting, read on. Highlights and Shadows allow […]
You can spend hours fiddling with color and lighting settings, or you can use the built-in Enhance and Filter tools in Windows 10 to tweak your photos with a few mouse clicks. You have less control over the final image when you let Photos do the fine-tuning for you, but it sure is a quick and […]