subject guide: Online Photo Editing and digital photography

This guide will introduce you to resources for digital photography, and editing and managing your digital photos online..

Library Materials

John Hedgecoe's Photography Basics
by John Hedgecoe
CALL # 771 HED
Freelance Photographer's Handbook
by Cliff Hollenbeck
CALL # 770.23 HOL
Advanced Digital Black and White Photography
by John Beardsworth
CALL # 778.3 BEA

The Digital Photography Book
by Scott Kelby
CALL # 775 KEL
Complete Guide to Ultimate Digital Photo Quality
by Derek Doeffinger
CALL # 775 DOE

Capturing Better Photos & Video with your iPhone
by J. Dennis Thomas
CALL # 771.33 THO
 
 
 

online databases

INspire - Indiana's Virtual Library - http://www.inspire.in.gov
Search EBSCO's Image Collection for inspiration, and see how other photographers have treated subjects you are interested in.

Websites

Free Online Photo Editors

FotoFlexer - http://fotoflexer.com/
An easy to use free online image editor that allows for resizing, adjusting exposure, adding text and effects, and working with layers.

Pixlr - http://pixlr.com/
Similar to FotoFlexer, this free photo editing tool shares many of the same features, but it functions very much like Photoshop (so it is a bit more advanced).  The site also has a separate 'Vintage Photo Effects' tool with a wide variety of filters.

Be Funky - http://www.befunky.com/
Look past the slightly silly name and page design for another free and easy to use photo editor.  In addition to tools for resizing and editing, Be Funky has plenty of options to personalize your photos including holiday-themed frames and objects to insert like speech bubbles.

Image Hosting Websites 

Photo Bucket - http://photobucket.com/
Photo Bucket is a free online image hosting site that uses the same editor as FotoFlexer.

Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/
A very popular image hosting site that allows for easy storage and sharing of your photos.

General Digital Photography Websites

Digital Photography School - http://www.digital-photography-school.com/
  A source for articles and tutorials on a wide variety of digital photography techniques and tools.

Photo.net - http://photo.net/
A site with tutorials as well as forums and community for sharing about photography.

FAQs

What is a pixel?
A pixel is a picture element, the smallest unit of measure for images.

What is a megapixel?
A megapixel, or MP, is one million pixels.  It is used to describe pixels in an image and the number of display elements on digital cameras and digital displays such as screens.

What is resolution?
Resolution refers to the detail of an image.  The higher resolution, or greater number of pixels, the more detail.

What is the best file format for pictures on the web?
JPEG is the best file format for the web, and is what images taken with most digital cameras will be saved as.

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