You don't need to be a professional photographer or a technology expert to take great digital photos! This down-to-basics guide makes it easy to choose the right camera, understand all its dials and controls, take good pictures, make them look even better with your computer, and print them or share them online for friends and family to enjoy.
Do your homework — compare camera features to choose those you need at the price you can afford
Practice, practice, practice — learn to use camera settings, how to compose good shots, and how light affects a picture
The darkroom is now digital — use free software to organize and edit your photos
Learn to share — print your pictures at home or through a service, e-mail them to friends, set up an online photo album, or show them off in a digital picture frame
Open the book and find:
How to pick the camera that best fits your budget and needs
Tips for taking great travel photos
Accessories you might want for your camera
How to get really good pictures of kids and pets
Easy ways to get photos from your camera to your computer
Tips and tricks for editing pictures on a computer
Good reasons for putting your pictures online
Many seniors use a home computer to stay connected to family and friends. This fun and friendly guide shows how to use Windows 7, the most popular operating system pre-loaded onto personal computers and laptops, to write e-mails, connect with family via Windows Live Messenger, download pictures with Photo Gallery, and listen to music using Windows Media Player.
Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies uses a large font for the text that makes the book easier to read and it features magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating. For Dummies author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 7, shows you how to customize the desktop so that it accommodates your needs, and explains how to use the webcam and instant messenger to keep in contact with family and friends. Plus, you'll get critical insight for protecting your personal information.Shows seniors how to stay connected to family and friends using the features of Windows 7 Explains how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use webcam and instant messenger, and more Discusses the important topic of keeping data and personal information safe and secure Uses a larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots
For seniors interested in getting started using the exciting features of Windows 7, Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies is the ideal beginner guide!
Microsoft, now a little older and wiser, is back with Windows 8.1, the revamped version that brings fresh changes and welcome improvements to the Windows 8 operating system. And now you savvy seniors can get the very most out of this easier-to-use Windows 8.1 with our friendly new guide. Using large print that makes the book easier to read plus magnified screen shots to help make Windows less intimidating, this book walks you through common tasks and show you how to get things done in fine style.Helps you get to know Windows 8.1, including the basics of PC hardware, the return of the Start screen, the desktop interface, Windows 8.1 applications, customizing, and more Explores how you can best use the Web, including directions on connecting to the Internet, using the e-mail app, connecting with social networks, and messaging Puts the fun in the fundamentals of how to find and install new apps, work with digital photos, and play music and videos Offers practical steps on troubleshooting and maintenance, connecting other devices, storing and organizing files, and backing up your computer Uses straightforward explanations, minimal chit-chat, and easy-to-read large print - perfect for seniors
Work faster and smarter – and enjoy yourself, too – with Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies.
Photography is fun, and thebetter your photos, the morefun you'll have. This little bookis packed with advice to help you set up super shots, make the most of lighting, explore exposure, and sharpen your focus. Learn to take advantage of your camera's settings, and watch your confidence grow as your images improve.
Open the book and find:Creative ways to play with lighting
All about getting close-up shots
How to focus on a moving target
Things you should know when using manual mode
Do you have a collection of great vacation shots just waiting to impress your friends? Or critical photos you must get to yourbusiness associates? This book shows you all the differentoptions for sharing your photos with a few or a lot of people — quickly, easily, and even for free!
Open the book and find:Tips for e-mailing photos
Insights on posting to photo-sharing sites and blogs
Steps for getting the best results from a scanner
How to create a photo slide show or video
Digital picture frame advice