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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 15, 2015 by

How Do I Change the System Maintenance Schedule in Windows 10?

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By default, Windows 10 wakes up your computer automatically at 2 AM to do its daily system maintenance. This maintenance includes tasks like software updates, system diagnostics, and security scanning. While daily maintenance is neccessary to keep your computer running smoothly, your computer waking up at night can be annoying, especially if it makes a lot […]

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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. […]

Posted September 11, 2015 by

How to Remove Blemishes from Photos in Windows 10

Remove Blemishes using Windows 10 Photos

Do you have a picture that is great except for the glaring red zit on your face? Is there a thin telephone wire interrupting your otherwise perfect landscape snapshot? Both of these problems can be fixed using the retouch tool in the Windows 10 Photos app.

Posted September 10, 2015 by

How Do I Hide Notifications When Giving a Presentation in Windows 10?

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While app notifications are useful in many ways, there are times when their appearance on screen is not welcome. For example, if you are giving a presentation, incoming notifications may cause quite a distraction. If inappropriate, the content of the notifications may ruin your presentation and leave you struggling to fix an awkward situation. To […]

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Posted September 10, 2015 by

How to Fix Red Eye in Windows 10 Photos

How to Fix Red Eye with Windows 10 Photos App

Red eye is a common phenomenon in low light photography. When the flash is too close to the lens on your camera (which is often the case with phone and compact cameras), the camera will capture light reflecting off your retinas in a way that makes them look spooky red. Fortunately, the Windows 10 built-in Photos […]

Posted September 10, 2015 by

How Do I Prevent Windows 10 from Auto-Updating My Apps?

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By default, all apps downloaded from the Windows Store will be updated automatically if updates are available. This feature may seem useful at first because users do not have to do anything to keep their apps up-to-date. However, it can potentially download unwanted updates without the user’s consent. Similar to updates for mobile apps, updates […]

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Posted September 8, 2015 by

How to Add Blur & Vignette Effects with Windows 10 Photos

How to Use Selective Focus and Vignette in Windows 10 Photos

The Windows 10 Photos app comes with intuitive photo editing tools that make it easy to give your pictures an artistic flair. Two of my favorites are the Vignette and Selective focus effects. Vignette creates a black or white tinted edging to your photo that creates the effect of your image fading into the background without a definite […]

Posted September 8, 2015 by

How Do I Change the App Installation Location in Windows 10?

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By default, all apps that are downloaded from the Windows Store will be installed to the C drive. This has been the case since Windows 8. However, in Windows 10, you are able to change the default location where apps will be installed and their data saved. Changing the installation location can be helpful when […]

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Posted September 7, 2015 by

How to Use Windows Magnifier

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Do you find yourself constantly squinting at your computer screen or craning your neck to get a better look? This will put a considerable amount of strain on your neck and back that could cause permanent damage over time and give you more than your fair share of headaches in the short term. You have the […]