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Screenshots Made Easy

April 23rd, 2009
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Windows / Mac:   Jing is easy to use. Capture whatever is on your screen and save, or share with friends in a few clicks.  Not only does Jing capture still images, but videos too.   I encourage you to try this free tool… you’ll love it.

Jing creates a link you can include in an email so you don’t have to “send a large file”.  You just use the link they give you.  Smart.

Watch the demo: start video

Getting Started…

  1. Download and install Jing, free at jingproject.com
  2. Register with your email, and use the yellow orb at the the top of your screen to start taking shots

A little extra…

17 Cool Magnet Tricks
– including how to get batteries out of difficult places and making a refrigerator pen.  Continue reading…

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Amazing Search Results

February 17th, 2009
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Download www.cooliris.com (free) for amazing, visual search results in Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari.

Cooliris takes searching the web to a full screen, almost 3D experience.
Pan through pages of images by moving your mouse.  I just can’t explain this one; you really need to see it for yourself.  Here’s how it works:

  1. After you install Cooliris, search Google or your favorite search site
  2. On Google, click the Images link across the top
  3. Mouse over any photo for a link at the bottom left to load up Cooliris

You can search many other sites, including YouTube, and Hulu to play their videos right inside Coolirs.  Please, check this out when you have time to spare.  🙂

Learn more or get started now:  www.cooliris.com

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Convert from one file type to another –
Have you ever had a .DOC file but didn’t have MS Word? Or a .TIFF file and not the right image program? Or a .WAV and need a .MP3? The list goes on. You Convert It  allows you to select  one file and it will convert to the type you need it in!

Send large files to someone –
Email is NOT the best way to send a large file (really, anything over 5-10MB). If you have a 100MB file and need to send it to someone, select the Send Files tab across the top of the site. Specify the email address to send to, and select your file. Send!

They have a few other neat features too, check it out … www.youconvertit.com

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Editing Your Photos

April 3rd, 2008
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Editing Your Photos
Ever want to remove red eye from a photo? Maybe crop it down to the size you need? Change the lighting? The list goes on. Below are three great online options.

Picnic:
http://www.picnik.com/. Free, doesn’t require an account… get started right away! Easy.

Photoshop Express:
Last week Adobe released an online version of their popular, Photoshop. You’ve probably heard of Photoshop before and linked it with professional editing, probably because it has always had such a high price tag. Now, their Photoshop Express is online, and free. Of course it isn’t as feature rich as the software version, but a great alternative.
https://www.photoshop.com/express/landing.html is the link to setup a an account.

Gimp:
Funny name, but a great application. This is not web based, rather an application you need to download. This is a powerful tool for intermediate to advanced editing. Another free tool: www.gimp.org.

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