The ‘Entertainment’ Archives
Posted February 29, 2016 by

How to Create a GIF from a Screen Recording

Screen To Gif

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. […]

Category Graphics

Posted February 3, 2016 by

How to Create Playlists on Spotify Web Player

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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 […]

Posted October 20, 2015 by

How to Add Music in Windows Movie Maker

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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 […]

Category Graphics, Windows

Posted October 16, 2015 by

Windows Movie Maker: How to Change Video Speed

Windows Movie Maker Logo

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 […]

Category Graphics, Windows

Posted September 18, 2015 by

How to Adjust Photo Color in Windows 10

How to Edit Color in Windows 10 Photos

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.

Posted September 18, 2015 by

How to Trim Videos in Windows 10 Photos

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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.

Posted September 16, 2015 by

How to Straighten Photos in Windows 10

How to Straighten Photos in Windows 10

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 […]

Posted September 15, 2015 by

How to Adjust Highlights and Shadows in Windows 10 Photos

How to Adjust Highlights & Shadows in Windows 10 Photos

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 […]

Posted September 13, 2015 by

How to Apply Filters to Photos in Windows 10

Apply Filters and Enhance Photos Windows 10

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 […]

Posted September 12, 2015 by

How to Adjust Picture Brightness and Contrast in Windows 10

Adjust Brightness & Contrast in Windows 10 Photos

Sometimes photos turn out either too bright or too dark due to the camera’s exposure settings. With digital photography, these photo errors can be corrected after the fact using editing software like the Windows 10 built-in Photos app. There are two main settings to tweak when dealing with overexposed and underexposed pictures: brightness and contrast. […]