Friday, March 30, 2012

Moving House

This blog's big sister is currently under construction - Check it out! Subscribe to posts, and you'll get in on the first ones.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lifehacker - Five Best Image Editing Tools

The image-editing tools up for comments in this recent Lifehacker article are both free and commercial: Picasa, Gimp, Photoshop,, and Lightroom. One of the best parts of this post are the comments, which compare and contrast features of these image editing tools (and others not included in the 'five'), as well as value-for-price comparisons.

If you need to pay for photo-editing software and don't have a student discount or a generous employer, I've found that usually has the most reasonable prices, even taking into account some discounts--like the NAPP discount, for example.

See our favorite collections of photo-editing books and software at our sister site, If you shop via the links on that site, you don't pay any more or less, and it helps support our blogs.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Best is not always free - Read the Fine Print!

The best things, of course, are not always free! With web hosting, it pays to read the fine print. See the article on my photo blog: My Web Hosting.

Writing a Resume

We hate to think that the 'pink slip' might be for us...but if it has been, or might be, or even if you're just checking out the color of your parachute, there are a lot of (free) resources online to help with writing that resume. Check out these links:

and, if English is not your first language, check out this resource:

Good luck!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Overwhelming List of Photoshop Freebies

Today it's Photoshop:

If you are looking for some "free" related to Photoshop, this is the place for you! Mind you, the list isn't actually "infinite", as it claims; however, by the time you link to site that link to other sites through which you find other sites, that link get the drift.

Check it out!

Biggest List of Photoshop Freebie Sites Ever : Infinite Amounts of Free Photoshop Stuff

Friday, December 26, 2008

Spoonfed Photoshop Tutorials

Among the envato network sites is the PSDTUTS site, full of Adobe Photoshop tutorials, articles, and freebies (largely collections of Photoshop brushes and backgrounds). Don't ask me how I got there...let's see, it was from the Rockstar Freelancer book promo site, which was advertised on Lifehack, a site I read posts from on occasion when I'm interested in someone else's two cents! There are an amazing number of informative sites out there awaiting exploration.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

User-friendly Features Page for new Firefox 3

Mozilla has a nice easy-to-browse list of the major new features of Firefox 3. It's nothing like a technical "release notes" page. It's Release Notes for You and Me. Find out what's new in Firefox 3!

Firefox web browser | Features: Faster, more secure, & customizable