Tag Archives: photos

The new SkyDrive hobbles making Zoom.it images

The newly released version of SkyDrive (“Pretty Face”) has made it almost impossible to get the URL, web address, of an image file for use elsewhere like Microsoft Zoom.it. SkyDrive offers “Embed” code but that only gets back to the … Continue reading

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Perspective correction using Image Composite Editor

There are some good tools for image editing in Windows Live Photo Gallery, and for compositing panoramas and stitching images ICE, the Microsoft Image Composite Editor, does a superb job. ICE allows adjustment of projection and orientation over a wide … Continue reading

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Photo Edit Tools in Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a superb tool for preparing blog posts. It downloads the template from your blog site and uses it to present drafts in exactly the style and appearance as the post will appear when published. There may … Continue reading

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Sourcing blog post images from SkyDrive

To display an image in a blog post, that image has to be accessible on the web. Technically you can source an image to be shown in a post from anywhere on the Internet. That is not an acceptable way … Continue reading

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Optimize your photos for speedy presentation

When presenting pictures in a blog or on a website they are viewed by the reader in a browser. The photos are rarely shown full-screen. As the page is opened there is a short delay for the pictures to download. … Continue reading

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