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A Feast for the Fridge: Printing Digital Pictures

Photos on a computer may look nice, but they're hard to tape to a refrigerator door. Sooner or later, most people who buy a digital camera hanker for prints and a photo printer - and then for aspirin once they start trying to figure out which one to buy

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-Dec-05

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. Belkin 802.11g adapter vs

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Reality and Digital Pictures

People often ask me if I think digital photography is as good as film or will ever become as good as film. I reply that for all but a few special purposes, digital is better already

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Aperture Opens Up RAW for Photographers

At a press conference in New York last week (which coincided with PhotoPlus Expo), Apple announced Aperture, a new professional application geared toward photographers shooting and working with digital photos in RAW format

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/27-Jun-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. What IMAP server did Mac OS X Server 10.1-2 use? Who needs Google when you've got the TidBITS Talk brain trust? A query about IMAP servers leads to discussion of migrating email services

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Fixing Snaps in a Snap

I enjoy work. Like the narrator of "Three Men in a Boat," I can sit and watch it for hours. Whenever I have something that needs to be done, I work hard to find a way to put it off

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Picking a Point-and-Shoot Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX7

My wife Daphne likes to look at snapshots and I don't like to take them, so 25 years ago I bought her a camera. She could never get decent pictures out of the thing, so I bought her another - and another and another and another

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Mac OS X Window Behavior

When Apple thrust Mac OS X upon us, it was quite a change. I remember one colleague remarked that his head was filled with all sorts of Mac OS 9 troubleshooting arcana, nearly all of which would be rendered moot once Mac OS X gained its footing

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Digital Photography: Correction & Follow-up

Digital Photography: Correction & Follow-up -- I would like to point out a mistake in my article "Sense & Sensors in Digital Photography" in TidBITS-751

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How to Buy a Digital Camera

In my last article, "Sense & Sensors in Digital Photography," I tried to cut through some of the mythology about image sensors and bring some sense to the subject

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/15-Nov-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Consumer Reports likes Macs -- Readers respond to the recent Consumer Reports cover story comparing Macs to PCs

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/01-Nov-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Experiences with Missing Sync & Friends -- A reader runs into irregularities when synchronizing his Palm handheld using The Missing Sync

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Sense & Sensors in Digital Photography

In another incarnation I was a commercial photographer. At the end of that life I sold all of my studio equipment and all of my cameras save one, a Horseman 985, a contraption with a black bellows that resembles the Speed Graphic press cameras you see in pre-war movies

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Oct-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Overwhelmed by TAO -- Following Matt Neuburg's article about TAO in TidBITS-750, a couple of readers wonder whether the outliner's interface hinders its utility

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/11-Oct-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Switching profiles on AirPort Express -- The AirPort Express can store up to five pre-set profiles, but the device can become confused if you don't switch profiles before taking it to a new location