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Copy Excel Selection as a Picture

Want to show someone a chunk of an Excel spreadsheet via email or iChat? You could take a screenshot, but if you want to show just a portion of the Excel window and you don't use a utility like Snapz Pro, you can do this right from within Excel 2008. Make a selection, hold down the Shift key, and choose Copy Picture from the Edit menu. You can select whether the selection will be rendered as though it was shown on screen or as though it was printed. Then just switch to your desired destination and paste.

 
 

Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 Set to Ship

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Adobe announced that its digital photo management tool, Photoshop Lightroom, has finished its beta phase and will begin shipping in mid-February. Version 1.0 costs $300, but Adobe is offering it at an introductory price of $200 through 30-Apr-07, no doubt to win over photographers trying to decide between it and Apple's Aperture.

In addition to becoming a full release, Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 incorporates advanced keywording tools in the Library module, an improved import dialog, and a Key Metadata Browser for locating images easily. The Develop model introduces Virtual Copies and Snapshot tools for working on multiple versions of a photo without saving multiple copies on disk. Adobe also added tools for cloning and healing images at the pixel level, in addition to a Hue, Saturation, and Luminance tool for tweaking colors.

Photoshop Lightroom requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later, a 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor or faster (including Intel-based Macs, since the program is a universal binary), at least 768 MB of RAM, and a minimum screen resolution of 1024 by 768. The beta 4.1 version of Lightroom is still available for download, and expires on 28-Feb-07.

 

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