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- Input (instructions for the automatic performance of a task) into a computer or other machine
- Provide (a computer or other machine) with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a particular task
- Cause (a person or animal) to behave in a predetermined way
- arrange a program of or for; "program the 80th birthday party"
- (program) plan: a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
- (program) a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care program"
- photograph: a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
- PHOTO was the name of an American photographic magazine geared towards men. It was published monthly by the Official Magazine Corporation beginning in June 1952.
- A photograph
- A photo finish
- Photo is a French magazine about photography, published monthly by Hachette Filipacchi Medias. It is mostly focused on artistic aspects of photography rather than technical aspects. The editorial line is mostly oriented toward fashion and nude photography.
freeware photo programs - Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 [OLD VERSION]
Get this powerful easy-to-use image editing software for print, e-mail, and the Web. From quick corrections to creative editing, you can easily achieve high-quality results - do more with your photos!
For intermediate digital image enthusiasts who don't need Adobe Photoshop, Adobe's barer-bones Photoshop Elements 2.0 works atop the same engine and provides many of the same tools for a fraction of the price.
Elements' interface is less complex then Photoshop, packaging oft-used quick correction tools in easy-to-access locations. The program gears itself toward the novice user looking to learn more about digital image modification and enhancement. You can also enter keywords into a search field and Elements will offer up related walkthroughs and instructions.
Elements can input images from a variety of sources, including scanners and digital cameras. It's more powerful than the average program bundled with any of these devices, so you can make it your default image editor for either or both. Stills can also be snagged from a variety of video formats, including QuickTime, MPEG, AVI, and Windows Media. Before opening images, you can browse through their thumbnails, which include a preview of the image as well as its size and type.
Inputted images can be enhanced, distorted, corrected, or combined into panoramas through the PhotoMerge stitching tool. The new Selection Brush lets users simply paint over an item they would like to cut or copy. While it still takes a steady hand to select non-straight edges, it's easier than using the standard selection tools such as the rectangular marquee or the lasso. Elements works well as a file manager as well, its new batch processing feature allowing users to make changes to several images at once.
Output options are also expansive, including attaching photos to e-mail messages, printing images, or saving them in a smaller Web format and then uploading them to the Internet. Beyond these typical tools, Elements users can create image slideshows in PDF format that can be viewed on PDAs as well as other PCs.
While there are other image editing programs that sell for the same price, Photoshop Elements brings to the table much of the power of its bigger sibling while making it accessible for the average user. --J. Curtis
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 sits between the low-end PhotoDeluxe and the professional Photoshop 7.0, and is ideal for anyone with a serious interest in digital imaging. It offers particularly good handholding features for beginners.
With Photoshop Elements, Adobe takes the most widely used parts of Photoshop and tweaks the interface to make these features easier to use. The program is designed mainly for retouching digital photographs, but has a number of natural media brushes, too, so you can create your own images from scratch.
The key features of Elements revolve around the amount of assistance offered and the friendly interface. While there are many more tools available than in, say, PhotoDeluxe, the comprehensive Help system and the Recipe Palette work together to provide an easy entrance into common tasks. These include retouching images, preparing them as Web graphics, and sending pictures as e-mail attachments.
New additions to this version start as soon as you choose to open a graphic file. The file browser now shows thumbnails of all readable files and provides details of their types and sizes. To open the file, simply double-click a thumbnail.
The Palette Well is a box, set into the Shortcuts bar, that contains five separate, tabbed palettes, for options such as filters and layers. Click on any tab and the palette detaches to float over the work area; click again and it re-docks in the well.
Photoshop Elements now provides an image stitching tool called Photomerge, and a method for grabbing single frames from common video types, such as MPEG, AVI, WMV, and QuickTime. Improved features for creating Web images include the ability to create Web galleries of your photos and automated adjustments, which can be used to make photos suitable for Web transmission and display.
Photoshop Elements 2.0 is ideal for the enthusiastic amateur or base-level professional graphic artist who needs to work quickly and easily with photographic images. --Simon Williams
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 offers the perfect combination of power and simplicity, letting you do more with your photos. Be creative and easily share your photos as prints, by e-mail, or on the Web. Quickly correct red eye and exposure, automatically straighten and crop, or stitch multiple photos into seamless panoramas.
Innovative Help features get you up to speed quickly. Hints provide illustrations and tips on how to use each editing tool. Smart Messages offer links from confusing terms in error messages to clear explanations in the glossary. Any time you have a question, simply type a word in the Help Search field to receive the information you need.
Inspirational Recipes describe how to apply special effects and perform a variety of editing techniques. Add frames, edges, and amazingly realistic paintbrush effects. Create Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) slide shows to share with anyone on almost any device. Whether you use a digital camera or a scanner, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 makes digital imaging a breeze.
"Some Day My Prince Will Come" -- Snow White at Disney World
I snapped this photo of Snow White, Disney princess, at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL, during the "Celebrate a Dream Come True" parade (it used to go by the radically different name of the "Disney Dreams Come True" parade--thank goodness they had the sense to change it!). The Prince was nearby, but it is obvious that at the moment this photo was captured, Snow White directed her eyes at the photographer (ahem, moi) and found her real true love! Look, it's the Magic Kingdom, and dreams come true, okay? So like I was saying, she fell passionately in love with me, ditched "The Artist Formely Known As" (or whatever the heck that hasbeen's name is), and I am happy to say that Snow White and I are now living together happily ever after (ignore the photo title)! Or something like that. Helpful feedback on portraiture would be greatly appreciated. I'm still trying to get a handle on basic photography skills and portrait photography is one of the areas I feel least comfortable (note the lack of people photos in my photostream). The parade was a nice opportunity to try portraiture, and I hope to continue getting better. Camera: Nikon D90 Lens: Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED F-stop: f/13 Exposure time: 1/200 sec. ISO speed: ISO-200 Focal length: 105mm 35mm eq. focal length: 157mm Photoediting: Crop and level adjustments in Photoscape v3.2 Handling: handheld with VR on Other comments: My dad had his SB-600 flash mounted on the D90, but as a beginner, I'm not too good with flashes and lighting. For some reason, the SB-600 didn't fire for the first half of the parade (including this photo). I later realized, in my infinite brilliance, that I had the D90 set on no flash. Truly genius. Thank goodness for photoediting software! I used the freeware program Photoscape v3.2 to adjust lighting and other levels and to crop the original image. Snow White's captivating left eye must have picked up the catchlight from another photographer's flash. I guess I got lucky!
Freeware Gamma Spectroscopy
It is possible to get fairly nice results with the PRA program, but it takes a lot of fiddling with both software parameters and the interfacing hardware between the PMT and the soundcard input of the PC. My netbook is very particular about both the DC and AC conditions so both the AC input level and the DC drain on microphone input phantom power need to be optimized. It is possible to input microsecond width pulses and have PRA work with the impulse response of the PC's antialiasing filter. Or a near critically damped LCR circuit or a passive lowpass filter around 12 kHz can be added to yield a slower pulse for PRA to attempt to recognize. In this photo you can see the lead peak just to the right of the leftmost spike; this is the lead shield emitting x rays in response to gamma rays.