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PDF Viewing Software

I don’t know about all of you, but I view numerous PDF files each and every day. First, let’s take a brief look at the PDF (Portable Document Format) file format. It was created by Adobe in 1993 and was released as an open standard on July 1, 2008. So …

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Page Layout Software

Not a day goes by without a message from someone wanting to use CorelDRAW to lay out a longer document. For 4-8 pages, CorelDRAW can be a good solution. But I find it totally lacking on anything longer. Of course users ask Corel to add features to CorelDRAW to make …

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Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software

One of the latest trends in photography is high dynamic range photos. Typically you’ll take multiple exposures of the same scene and then use special software to use the best bright areas and best dark areas from different photos to end up with one great picture. Some photographers hate the …

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Tweak 7

I’ve been running Windows 7 for about three months now and I’m still trying to get it working exactly the way that I want. Trying to figure out how to change the thousands of settings is next to impossible without some help. That’s where Tweak 7 comes into the picture. …

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7 Free Tools to Identify a Font

Many times when you have to re-create an existing graphic, the job would be easier if you knew the font that was used. Today I’m going to link you to another blogger who has listed seven different free tools for font identification. While most of you probably know about one …

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PhotoZoom Classic 3

Last week I told you about SmillaEnlarger, a free tool for upsampling images. I also mentioned PhotoZoom Pro 3 as an alternative for those wanting a full-featured commercial tool. Today I’ll tell you about a tool that sits in between those two. BenVista has just released PhotoZoom Classic 3. It …

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SmillaEnlarger

We all receive photos from clients that contain too small a number of pixels to look good when output. No matter how much we explain to the client, they don’t always understand. They simply want us to fix it. You can open the file in Corel PHOTO-PAINT (or Adobe Photoshop) …

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PerfectDisk Disk Defragger

Over time, the data on your hard drives get scattered or fragmented. This can lead to a slowdown of your system. Built-in to Windows is a Disk Defragment that does a decent job of rearranging the data to improve speeds. There are also several third party tools that do an …

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All CPU Meter Desktop Gadget

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you’ll be in luck. Sorry XP users, you’ll have to upgrade to take advantage of today’s widget…or make that gadget. You see we’re going to look at a Desktop Gadget that runs as part of the Windows Sidebar. All CPU Meter …

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Remember Your Passwords Automatically!

Do you use the same password on all the Web sites you visit? If not, do your forget many of them? Or do you completely forget the login information? I’m guess all of the above applies to many of us. Unfortunately that is one way that the bad guys get …

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