Stephen Drew added a post

From: Stephen D.
Sent on: Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:22 AM
Good morning all,

Please know that we're looking for a projector capable of a VGA connection to a laptop for our meeting on the 18th of August. Also, if you have a topic that you think the group would like to hear about - maybe a procedure you've learned recently or a technique you've mastered and would like to demonstrate - please offer to do a brief presentation at the meeting for us! No need to be formal: It's just us.

Finally this time, because I don't know for sure how much contact you'd like to see from us, I'm tentatively planning to TRY to get a "tip of the day" emailed to each of you*. The thing is though, I'd really prefer to put YOUR tips up than my own. I'll of course credit each one to it's source (unless you'd prefer not). The topic can be anything that relates to photo editing, and you should email them rather than post them.

Today's tip: LEVELS ADJUSTMENTS are one of the most basic and effective photo editing steps. In an instant you can often reveal hidden details in a picture that you thought were lost to underexposure or overexposure.

Levels adjustments are made on a chart called a "histogram" (it's the one that looks like a diagram of a mountain range). There are three buttons underneath the chart, and they are how you make your levels adjustments. Experiment with them, but always remember to NEVER save your changes to your original image! ALWAYS copy your image before making changes.

Levels adjustments are so basic and essential, that if your editing program doesn't have this feature, you really should consider using a different editor.

Thanks everybody, and have a great weekend!
Steve

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