Converting JPEG to RAW – Is There Any Point?

Should you convert a jpeg image file to raw?

Everyone who’s starting photography will, at some point, hear the advice to shoot RAW. The big reason is that a RAW file stores the red, green, and blue information as is. No preset is applied to it, so when you need to tweak it later in post processing, all the data is there. Later on, you can save it in any format you wish such as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and many more.… Read the rest

Prime Lens Advice for First-time Photographers

 

The world of photography can be confusing and misleading for those who just starting out. Instead of focusing on techniques, many newbies suffer from the gear acquisition syndrome. They dive into lenses, flashes, filters, and all other kinds of things that supposedly make them take better pictures.

Don’t fall for it. The photographer makes the picture. The quality of your images relies heavily on your skills. The gears can help, but keep them simple.… Read the rest

Which Camera Produce The Best Skin Tone?

 

Digital cameras have come a long way. You get better sensors, higher megapixel count, a variety of built-in filters, autofocus settings, connectivities, and a plethora of other features. If you’re thinking about getting a new camera, many professionals will say that any brand and whatever format will most likely fulfill your needs. However, there is one important thing that any decent camera should be able to do and that is to reproduce skin tones correctly.… Read the rest

How to Get More Reviews for Your eBook

 

For new writers getting enough reviews for their new eBooks is a matter of life and death. Well, maybe we’re exaggerating a bit, but it sure comes close.

Promoting and selling a book requires a different skill set compared to the ones needed in writing it. It’s no surprise many new writers are frustrated when they can’t make as many sales as they hoped initially.

How to Get More Reviews for Your eBook

The most common method you hear is to set up a mailing list.… Read the rest

Why Won’t People Switch To Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft edgeThe Microsoft Edge has plenty up its sleeves. It is speedier than Internet Explorer, supports extensions, personalizable with Cortana built in, and has greatly improved user reading experience. Overall, it’s nothing like Internet Explorer in the performance, security, and accessibility departments.

Despite its many improvements, the stats show Edge’s market share still nowhere near the big players. According to Statcounter, Edge holds a mere 3.5 per cent share of desktop browsers.… Read the rest

eBook Customization – Do You Need It?

 

The digitalization of books has changed many aspects of book deliveries. How readers wish to access reading materials and their expectations have also evolved.

Since everyone and their grandmas can publish eBooks nowadays, you need to differentiate yourself from the herd. One way to do that is customization.

eBook Customization – Do You Need It?

Suppose you have just written the best horror novel ever and you publish it exclusively as an eBook.… Read the rest

7 Tips for Effective Presentations

 

Planning and delivering an effective presentation is an important life-skill for students and business people alike. Even though the specifics may vary there are some important pointers that every effective presentation shares.

What is an Effective Presentation?

An effective presentation should:

  • Capture the audience’s interests
  • Focus on the audience’s needs
  • Develop mutual understanding
  • Show your passion
  • Inspire confidence
  • Tell stories
  • Meet your objectives

Let’s elaborate on these points one by one, shall we?… Read the rest

MKV vs. MP4 – Which One is Better for Your Video

 

When you download video files, often times the files will have .mkv or .mp4 extensions. As a matter of fact, it seems that these two are the dominant file types where ever you look. What’s with these two? Are they dominating the video world because they’re that good? How do these two compare?

MKV vs. MP4

First, let it be clear and both MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) and MKV (Matroska Video) are NOT video compression formats.… Read the rest

Do People Still Print Their Photos?

 

Nowadays, it seems that not so many people are into printing their photos. They take selfies and wefies, post them on social media, keep it safe in a cloud service, and that’s that. Trillions of photos will remain in their digital form and will most likely never see themselves printed as it was a decade or two ago.

No, this isn’t a grim fact. It’s just how things are these days.… Read the rest

3 Android Apps You Must Avoid

Top 3 Anddroid Apps to avoid

 

When you go to Google Play Store, there is always an app for everything you want. There are also apps that you don’t know you need. Installing these apps is so easy, even a 3-years old can do it.

Not every app is created equal though. Some are fun, some improve your productivity, some make you live a healthier life, but some just completely dangerous.

3 Android apps you must avoid

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