Monday, January 19, 2009

Digital Photo Editing for Seniors or Windows Forensics

Digital Photo Editing for Seniors: Learn How to Edit Your Digital Photos with Arcsoft PhotoStudio

Author: Addo Stuur

Written specifically to acquaint seniors with the many features of digital photo editing, this handbook also includes instructions on using scanners, printers, and photo CDs. Subjects such as scanning old photos and slides and repairing damaged photos are covered in detail. Photo retouching and cloning, working with special effects such as selections and layers, and everything related to paper and printers is also explained. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the full version of the digital photo-editing program ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.

Table of Contents:
Introduction Visual Steps12
What You'll Need13
ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.514
How to Use This Book15
How This Book Is Organized16
The Screen Shots16
Test Your Knowledge16
Prior Computer Experience17
For Teachers17
1Installing PhotoStudio19
System Requirements for PhotoStudio20
Installing PhotoStudio21
Copying the Practice Files to the Hard Disk26
The Website for This Book27
2Getting Started with PhotoStudio31
Starting PhotoStudio 5.532
The Palettes33
The Browser36
Creating Folders in the Browser39
Moving Files to a New Folder41
Opening a Photo44
Rotating a Photo46
Zooming In and Out48
Cropping a Photo52
The Photo's Dimensions54
Shrinking a Photo55
Enlarging a Photo57
Saving a Photo62
Closing PhotoStudio64
Background Information66
3Improving Photos73
Auto Enhance74
Overexposed Photos79
The Brightness and Contrast Window81
Color Balance85
Sharpening a Photo90
Blurring a Photo94
Background Information97
4Retouching Photos105
Removing Red Eyes106
The Exposure Tools114
The Clone Tool118
The Focus Tools122
Removing Scratches and Dust125
Cloning Out a Large Scratch130
Background Information135
5Working with Selections141
Selecting Shapes142
Moving or Copying a Selection145
Removing the Selection Boundary148
Selecting with the Lasso149
Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso151
Adding a Soft Edge156
Adding Shadow159
Selecting with the Magic Wand163
Fill Effects167
6Working with Layers179
Creating a New Layer by Copying180
Viewing the Layers in a Photo183
Cropping a Layer with the Shape Tool184
Editing a Layer187
Adding a Text Layer188
Saving an Image with Layers191
Inverting a Selection193
Creating a New Layer Using the Layers Palette196
Lightening a Layer197
Merging Layers200
Shrinking a Photo for a Photomontage201
Making a Selection for a Photomontage203
Copying the Selection206
Moving a Layer208
Making a Layer Translucent209
Adding a Layer with 3-D Text210
The 3D Text Factory212
Changing the Text Color217
Rotating the 3-D Text218
A Panoramic Photo in Layers220
Improving a Panoramic Photo226
Cropping the Panorama232
7Special Effects239
The Stained Glass Effect240
The Moonlight Effect242
The Blinds Effect243
Framing a Photo245
The Stitch Function246
Placing the Target250
The Old Photo Effect256
Straightening a Building258
Adjusting the Perspective262
Distorting a Photo266
8Importing, Editing, and Saving275
Importing Photos from Your Digital Camera276
Importing Photos from Your Scanner283
Adjusting Your Scanner Settings285
Editing a Scanned Photo289
File Types291
Saving as a Different File Type292
Background Information297
9Printing and Sharing Photos313
Viewing the Page Settings314
Adjusting the Printer Settings315
Printer Properties316
Adjusting the Page Setup319
Printing a Contact Sheet321
Sending a Photo by E-mail324
Background Information327
AHow Do I Do That Again?339
CColor Supplement351

See also: La Caja de herramientas de Estudio del mercado:un Guía Conciso para Principiantes

Windows Forensics: The Ultimate Field Guide for Corporate Computer Investigations

Author: Chad Steel

The evidence is in--to solve Windows crime, you need Windows tools

An arcane pursuit a decade ago, forensic science today is a household term. And while the computer forensic analyst may not lead as exciting a life as TV's CSIs do, he or she relies just as heavily on scientific principles and just as surely solves crime.

Whether you are contemplating a career in this growing field or are already an analyst in a Unix/Linux environment, this book prepares you to combat computer crime in the Windows world. Here are the tools to help you recover sabotaged files, track down the source of threatening e-mails, investigate industrial espionage, and expose computer criminals.
* Identify evidence of fraud, electronic theft, and employee Internet abuse
* Investigate crime related to instant messaging, Lotus Notes(r), and increasingly popular browsers such as Firefox(r)
* Learn what it takes to become a computer forensics analyst
* Take advantage of sample forms and layouts as well as case studies
* Protect the integrity of evidence
* Compile a forensic response toolkit
* Assess and analyze damage from computer crime and process the crime scene
* Develop a structure for effectively conducting investigations
* Discover how to locate evidence in the Windows Registry

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