bought a digital camera, and even figured out how to delete
the lousy shots. Now what?
>> Don’t Install The Editing Software that
came with your camera unless your computer is three or four
years old: Most modern models include software that can handle
a broad range of tasks, from red-eye adjustment and cropping
to creating photo albums. For more complicated editing, such
as restoring damaged prints or layering several photos into
one collage, you’ll need to purchase an advanced, consumer-friendly
program like Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 2.0.
>> Making Backup Copies of your digital images is
as easy as burning them to a CD. But the truly technophobic
can simply bring a memory card to any camera store; they’ll
back up your photos for $10 to $12.
>> Share Your Photos: Online slide shows let friends
and family browse at their leisure. So store and share images
at free, user-friendly sites such as ofoto.com,
or create a slide show on the Web with Apple’s excellent
>> Make Prints. Printing can be done in three simple
ways. One: Print at home. Color inkjet printers and dedicated
photo printers start at around $100 and yield acceptable results;
ink and special photo paper, however, can be costly. Two:
Upload images onto ofoto.com
where high-quality, long-lasting prints will run you about
29 to 50 cents each. Three: Use the Fujifilm Printpix, Sony
PictureStation, or Kodak Picture Maker kiosks at Kinko’s,
drug stores, supermarkets, and camera shops, for approximately
30 cents per four-by-six print.