Use your Phone as a Photo Scanner

by admin on April 19, 2012

Some of the latest smart phones work well to capture your old photo prints. Once captured your photos can be easily edited and shared. Check out this video to see how I do it.

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If you’ve ever wished you could speed up a video in Youtube, here’s how to do it in Chrome.

This is ideally suited to spoken content and I’ve been listening to audiobooks and podcasts like this for years.

It has been shown that the brain works more efficiently if the information rate through the ears is approximately the “average” reading rate, which is about 200-300 words per minute, yet the average rate of speech is 100-150 words per minute.

It can take a little getting used to but you will get used to it. In the mean time you can always start at 1.5x speed.

Consume content at twice the speed AND increase comprehension, sounds like a good deal to me.

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Draw Something Cheat – Free Unlimited New Words

April 12, 2012

If you’ve ever wanted to swap your Draw Something words for new ones but have no coins or are too tight to spend them, here’s the trick for you! Instead of proceeding with the dud words (or smelly ones like in the screenshot below), to get new ones just press the home button. You will […]

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A Technique For Quick Sky Replacement in Photoshop or PSE

May 26, 2011

Thanks to Jonathan Calvert of Houston, TX for passing along his tutorial for a quick and easy way to replace skies. Jonathan says, “I know there has been a hundred tutorials on sky replacement, but they all seem too “intricate” for fast turn around real estate pictures, especially if you have multiple outdoor shots on […]

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iPhone HDR Camera mode preserves much more detail (sample image)

September 24, 2010

HDR photography has been around for a few years now and some photographers have been able to get stunning results using this technique. Normally multiple exposures are taken of the same shot, some under exposed and some over exposed. These images are then imported into HDR software for processing to get the final result. The software […]

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Printing on Canvas – Testing Water Resistance

July 7, 2010

I recently decided to get some small canvas prints done to sell at my local tourism office. had a special offer for 8″ x 10″ stretched canvas prints at $US9.99 delivered to my door. I live in Australia so this sounded like a good deal. Printing on canvas is a good option when you […]

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Frankston Pier at Night

March 24, 2010

Here is another night photo I made (yes ‘made’ is how professional photographers like to say ‘took’, so I’ve read). This was also shot with the Nikon D40 with 18-55mm kit lens. The setting this time were ISO 200, 18mm, F4.5 @ 30 seconds. Adjustments I made in Aperture 3.0 were straightening, crop, definition, vibrancy […]

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Show us your photographs

March 23, 2010

I’ve been sidetracked with other projects for a long time as you can see from this blog. It’s a shame because the site gets thousands of visitors a month without any attention. What I’d like to do is put photos I’ve taken here to get feedback and hopefully improve my photography. Even better, please send […]

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Google Nexus One vs iPhone 3GS video quality

February 4, 2010

Google has recently released their Nexus One smartphone. It boasts may features similar to the iPhone 3GS so I thought it fitting to compare video recording capabilities. Let me know what you think? First iPhone 3GS Then Google Nexus One

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iPhone 3G vs iPhone 3GS video quality

February 4, 2010

After receiving my iPhone 3GS I was interested in how it compared with my iPhone 3G. One of the areas I was curious about was video recording. As you may be aware, the iPhone 3G is not shipped with this ability but you can install a program called Cycorder which is available to jailbroken iPhones. […]

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