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Archive for the ‘images’ Category


Easily Create Visual Tutorials

December 9th, 2011

If you teach, train or support computer users, using screen captures can be an efficient way to provide instructions.  Taking multiple screen shots and formatting your images in a word processing program can be time-consuming.  Screen Steps is an all-in-one program that allows you to capture images, add text and annotations then export your document […]


Save Colors from the Web with Instant Eyedropper

Save Colors from the Web with Instant Eyedropper

August 26th, 2011

Instant Eyedropper is a free software program that allows you to easily copy and save any color you see on the Web. With Instant Eyedropper, you can identify and save the HTML color code so that you can use the color on your Web page or in an image editing program, such as Adobe PhotoShop. […]


Create Word Clouds with Wordle

Create Word Clouds with Wordle

March 25th, 2011

If you are interested in creating an easy and fun visual aid for a project or presentation, Wordle is a free online tool that allows you to create word clouds from the text you input. The more frequently used words will appear larger and there are also options to change the layout, colors and fonts. […]


Using Formatting Styles in Word 2007

Using Formatting Styles in Word 2007

July 29th, 2010

If you want to create a professional looking document, the preset styles in Word 2007 make it easy to choose headings, subheadings, and font themes that are designed to complement one another. Using the Quick Styles feature can help save you time and make your document look more polished.  To get started, go to the […]


Easily Capture a Screenshot

April 22nd, 2010

A screenshot is an image taken of the computer screen or a portion of the screen. These images can be useful for creating a demonstration of a program or even for recording a problem on your computer. You can easily take a screenshot on a Mac or PC without installing additional software. For PC On […]


News in Pictures

News in Pictures

March 4th, 2010

With the increasing amount of information available on the Internet, means for consuming online resources are constantly evolving and becoming more image driven.  Many sites use images to represent news from around the world. Seeing an interesting picture  may expose you to a topic that you wouldn’t have otherwise noticed. BBC News posts a daily slideshow in the Day in Pictures section. Google […]


Quote the Web with Kwout

February 18th, 2010

With Kwout, a Firefox Add-on, you can take screen shots of any Web page that you’d like to display as an image.  The distinguishing feature of Kwout is the use of an image map, which allows hyperlinks within the screen shot to remain active and clickable. The image above is an example of a screen shot taken using […]


Online Photo Editing Made Easy and Fun

Online Photo Editing Made Easy and Fun

November 4th, 2009

Creative Kit in Google+ (formerly known as Picnik and has since joined Google) is a free online photo-editing program that offers an array of professional and fun tools. This application provides numerous creative filters and effects such as cinemascope, focal B&W, vignette and many others. A few highlights of the program include: – Allows you to […]


Easily Extract Images from a Word Document

October 22nd, 2009

Once an image is included in a Word document, it is embedded as part of the file.  If you would like to use an image that is part of a Word document, luckily there is a quick and easy way to extract and save images from Word.  Saving a Word document as a Web page […]