Kim Komando's


(and how YOU can begin using them TODAY!)


The contents of this CD are located on the Public Drive. Look for the Training Folder, then, find "50 Secrets"



To read the secrets, double-click each individual .pdf file. For example, to read secret 1, double-click s1.pdf. To read secret 42, double-click s42.pdf, etc.



To listen to Kim read the book, select the Media window and double-click the audio file. Each audio file has the .wav suffix. The audio files are labeled according to their secret number. For example, Secret 1 is labeled s1.wav.



To access the sample images mentioned in the book, doubleclick the 50 Secrets icon in the public drive and double-click the folder marked Samples.


The samples are labeled according to their secret number. For example, the first set of ďbeforeĒ and ďafterĒ pictures used in Secret 37 are labeled s37-1.jpg and s37-2.jpg. Double-click on each file to open the image.


Index of Secrets

Section One: Buying a Digital Camera,

and Other Equipment Requirements

Secret No. Page

1. Why in the World Do I Need a Digital Camera? 2-4

2. MegapixelsóThe Key Word in Digital Cameras 5-7

3. The Lens Is a Critical Part of a Digital Camera 8-10

4. Memory CardsóThe 'Film' of Digital Cameras 11-13

5. Pay Attention to Your Digital Camera's Batteries 14-15

6. Use Your Digital Camera for More Than Taking Photos 16-17

7. More Things to Consider When Buying a Camera 18-19

8. You'll Need a Printer to Share Those Masterpieces 20-22

9. Resolution, Inks and Other Considerations 23-24

10. Selecting a Scanner for Your Prints and Negatives 25-27

11. Getting a Grip on Scanners' Color Depth 28-29

12. Can Your Computer Handle Digital Photography? 30-33

13. For Photo Storage, Look to CDs and DVDs 34-35


Section Two: Creating Masterpieces

With Your Digital Camera

Secret No. Page

14. Getting Started With Your Digital Camera 37-38

15. When Automatic Just Won't Do, Use the Modes 39-40

16. Getting the Most Out of Your Memory Cards 41-43

17. Getting Familiar With Image Quality 44-45

18. Pictures Blurred? Here Are Some Things to Look At 46-47

19. Divide and Conquer Will Get You Professional Results 48-49

20. Getting Up Close and Personal With Your Subject 50-51

21. Camera's Self-Timer Makes Sure You're Not Left Out 52-53

22. Do Aperture and Shutter Make You Shudder? 54-56

23. When E-Mailing Photos, Always Think Small 57-59

24. Avoid the E-Mail HassleóPost Your Pictures Online 60-61

25. Organize Photos So You'll Be Able to Find Them 62-65

26. Clearing Up the Scanner Resolution Muddle 66-68

27. Explore the Tools in Your Scanner's Software 69-70

28. Scanning Your Slides and Negatives 71-72

29. Protecting Your Work Through Copyrights 73-75

30. Getting Familiar With Photo Printers 76-77

31. Calibrate Your Monitor for Best Performance 78-80

32. You Can Sell Photos, but Don't Expect to Get Rich 81-83

33. Keep Your Camera Handy for Family Photos 84-87

34. Improving Your Life Through Digital Photography 88-90

35. Put on a Television Show With Your Photographs 91-93

36. Run a Slide Show in Your Computer's Screen Saver 94-95


Section Three: Using Software to

Correct Digital Photo Problems

Secret No. Page

37. Do Your Subjects Look Like Devils? Get Rid of Red Eye 97-99

38. Whiten Teeth and Clear Skin, but Not Too Much 100-102

39. Use the Cropping Tool to Clean Up a Photo 103-104

40. Monochrome and Sepia Give You an Artsy Look 105-106

41. Create Things That Never Happened With Lasso 107-108

42. Editing Software Makes a Photomontage Easy 109

43. Filters Can Give Your Photos an Unusual Look 110

44. Soften Your Look by Creating a Vignette 111-112

45. Add Digital Photographs for Better Sales on eBay 113-114

46. Make an Old Family Photograph Shine Again 115

47. A Well-Placed Watermark Can Protect Your Work 116-117

48. Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Color Balance 118-119

49. Sharpening Tricks Add Focus to Digital Photographs 120-121

50. Clean Up the Background for an Uncluttered Photo 122


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