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PCs for Grown-Ups: Getting the Most Out of Your Windows 8 Computer by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 7. Dealing with Digital Photos

A digital photo is a photographic image that, instead of residing on film (which those of us of a certain age still remember) or as a print, resides on your PC’s hard drive or on a memory card. The “digital” part just means that the photo consists of the same electronic bits and pieces as anything else that’s stored on your PC—files, documents, apps, and so on. Having your photos in digital form makes it easy to organize and view your photos, run a slideshow, and manipulate your photos (for example, by removing bits of the photo you don’t want).

Windows 8 isn’t a digital photo powerhouse by any stretch of the imagination, but it does come with some tools that help you perform these and a few other photo-related ...

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