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How to Straighten Leaning Buildings in PhotoDirector

Often when we take photos of tall buildings they seem to fall away in the final photograph. This is a perspective problem known as keystoning. It is because when we are taking the photo standing on the ground and tilting the camera upwards, the lens is closer to the bottom of the building and far away from its top, and that is why the building looks like it’s leaning backwards in the photo.


There is a quick way to fix this problem in PhotoDirector ...


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Create a Tilt-Shift Effect

In the old days, creating tilt-shift images requires expensive lenses. Thanks to photo editing software, this is can be done on your desktop. When it comes to making this effect, PhotoDirector is the easiest of all. So, pick some cityscape, train station, highways and lets create that miniature look ...


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Using Presets to Enhance Your Photos

PhotoDirector comes with a wide range of presets that can help you quickly enhance photos. In this tutorial I will demonstrate a photo which was taken during sun set. The skies are too bright and the goal is to bring back the blue skies and the vibrant sunset colors ...


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Create Selective Color in PhotoDirector

Selective coloring is a very common effect that photographers do to emphasize certain parts of a photo by keeping only the man subject in color and removing all of the color from the background. Such as photo of flowers, where the flower is the only thing in the photo that is in color.


There are many ways to create selective color effect and in this tutorial I will demonstrate a quick and easy way to accomplish this in PhotoDirector ...


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Digital Photography Workflow

When it comes to digital photography, the workflow has become a little more complicated comparing to the days of film photography. In the good old days, most of us would take pictures, develop them at a photo store, pick the ones we like and organize them into albums and store the rest. Today, the whole process is handled by ourselves.


With PhotoDirector it really is easy. Find out how.


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How many pixels do I need to export a photo?


When determining how many pixels you need, it all depends on how you will be using the photo and what size it will be printed. If you are exporting photos for web or screen display, you will need around 75ppi (pixels per inch), for home printers 140 – 200 ppi, and the best quality prints will require 300 ppi.


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How to Resize Photos to Share on Facebook

Why is it that photos look so much better on our desktop than they do after you upload them online? There are several factors to consider, especially if you want to upload perfect images to your Facebook page. Compression settings, color configurations and image sharpness are all important for this.


With PhotoDirector, we show you how to optimize these settings so that the photos you upload are as close as possible to the original images.


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How to Fix Partially Underexposed Landscape Photos

There are times (and quite often) when the contrast between the skies and land are so high, you can either capture the right exposure for the skies or for the land but not both in one photo. In this image, using a Gradient ND filter will not help either as the reflection in the river is also very bright.


In this case, it is better to underexpose the land and fix it later. It is more difficult to recover overexposed parts of the image.


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Efficient Workflow to Enhance Blue Skies

There are several tools in PhotoDirector to enhance blue skies in your landscape photos, and choosing the right tool will save you a lot of time. In this tutorial we will explore the most efficient tools for the differently composed shots.


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How to Restore Underexposed Portraits

When it comes to street photography, speed is of essence. Things happen fast around you and you are not in control. Sometimes, we just quickly snap the pictures only to find out that the subject is not exposed correctly. So, it’s always best to shoot in RAW, because even if the photo is underexposed, you can always restore the image in PhotoDirector.


In this tutorial, we will take this image of a lady waking in front of me taken at a temple in Nepal. The face turned out to be underexposed.


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