Thursday, July 29, 2010

How to make a creative assorted dish of your photos?

It is happy work to edit photos, but not easy. Some time we may admire at designers' skill. Photoshop, painter, what is an easy way to deal with your photos?

Here I'd like to show you an easy guide to creat an assorted dish of photos, with a free tool called PhotoScape. You can download it from CNET Download freely.

And this's my work after very easy clicks.

Step 1 Open the program. You can see some tabs at the top of the program.

Step 2 Click the "Page" tab. And you are in the working area. Choose a frame style you want at the right-bottom of the program.

Step 3 Drag and drop your photos from the file tree to the frame you chose. You can set the image size, background color, margin and round etc. I changed nothing.

Step 4 After you put all the photos, click "Edit" button below "Save". You will be lead to editing page. Choose a good photo frame from the bottom settings. I chose "Note 01". It looked perfect on my photo. Click "Save" button at the right bottom. Got what you have seen at the beginning.

Isn't it great? It is such an easy work to make creative photos. So no need to admire at designers any more. The key point is finding a suitable tool. Wish you like it.

Why I will not buy iPhone 4G?
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Why I will not buy iPhone 4G?

Ok, iPhone 4 has launched with HD recording and new designed. But I am sure there is no reason for me to buy an iPhone 4G.
Yes, it can record and edit high definition videos. It use iOS 4. And its designing is improved with also 960 x 640 pixel resolutions retina display. But here is the resons why I will not buy an iPhone 4G.

1. It is so fashionable.

Apple used to be alternative, and that's the most laudable feature. At that time you may find you are special when you are with apple. But now, everybody are talking about iPhones, iPods and iPads. And there are so many iPhones in the street. It is no longer the sign of special.

2. It is anti-technology.

There is no Flash. And it is not open enough for developers. This means I will miss so many games, softwares and applications. And I have to buy every app from Apple store. This is unfair.
And most important, no flash means many of website can not be read on iPhone 4G. So it is anti-technology.

3. Its battery is not strong enough.

Want to recording high definition videos with iPhone just like a camcoder? That is impossible. Phone is just a phone. The better display and better cameras will run the battery out quicker. And the battery is not a replaceable one. So hd is just a fake value.

4. It is expensive.

The top-of-the-range Blackberry or Android handset are much cheaper than iPhone 4G. And I can get better experience with Android, such as multitasking and open.

5. Bad antenna.

Now everybody knows iPhone 4G has a bad antenna. Even a finger can cut off the call.

So what do you think? Will you till want to buy iPhone 4G?

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Monday, July 26, 2010

How to import AVCHD videos to Windows Live Movie Maker?

Windows Live Movie Maker is the best substitute for Windows Movie Maker in Windows 7. And WLMM supports much more video formats than WMM. But sometime you can still not import HD videos into Windows Live Movie Maker.

You may got only grey box in it, or the big red cross. So video importing is still a problem for Windows Live Movie Maker.

I tried AVCHD video from HD video camcoders. The video is in .MTS format. The WLMM can not read it. I tried some tools from site, and finally I make the video editable.
Here I'd like to share some steps for you to solve this problem. You may need it.

First, you can try to install codecs in your computer.
Most of video importing problems are caused by computer codecs. And many articles said we could try install new video codec. So I tried this K-Lite video codec, it had not solved my problem. But I can play some of videos which can not be supported before.

Then I tried to convert my AVCHD video.
I converted my video with Leawo HD Video Converter. IT is easy. Set the output format as AVI or WMV, then I got an editable video for WLMM.

Please let me know if you get any new problem.