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Photo editing tips for beginners

MUNICH: Every digital camera comes with a variety of automatic functions - but that still doesn't guarantee perfection with every picture.

They can come out blurry, with the horizon at a tilt, the children's eyes red or the summit peak out of focus - any of which can be particularly annoying when you're going through your snapshots after a vacation.

But there are free programmes out there that offer help to beginners and let some of these snaps avoid the recycling bin. Automatic functions in these programmes can be the biggest boon to beginners when it comes to photo manipulation.

'They're a sensible place to start,' says Sebastian Lang of the German magazine Chip Foto Video. Only after trying those should inexperienced users turn to the manual regulation of contrast or colour saturation.

A standard beginner's mistake is the slanted horizon of a picture taken without a tripod. In landscape shots, this can make it look like the ocean is about to spill o…

Careers360 - Think higher education! 8 Distance programmes that assure careers!

Careers360 - Think higher education! 8 Distance programmes that assure careers!FOR a long time distance learning institutes were associated with regular courses in Humanities and Social Sciences with a few adventurous ones such as Annamalai venturing into Science streams as well. But in recent years, DL institutions have moved towards courses that have immediate employment potential. Offered in association with either a private institute or a corporation, these programmes have become a rage, though issues of quality, governance, academic control and cost do arise in these cases. But their ability to generate employable graduates is not in question anymore.

BA in Applied Sign Language StudiesUniversity: IGNOU
Duration: 3 years
Fee: Rs. 36,000
Eligibility: English literacy level must be equivalent to IELTS score of 4.5 for writing skills (intermediate level) and an equivalent of IELTS 5.0 for reading skills (upper intermediate level)
Address: Programme Coordinator, BAASLS
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi…

Careers360 - Think higher education! India's Best Distance Learning Institutes 2011

Careers360 - Think higher education! India's Best Distance Learning Institutes 2011JUST eleven out of the top 32 institutions in the objective ranking list find a place in the perception ranking. Of the 11, seven are in the public sector and only five have substantial web presence. In fact, Sikkim Manipal alone polled about 8% of the total sample size with over 500+ unique IP addresses, showing the substantial reach technology could achieve.

The objective data results have not changed much. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the leviathan with 500+ programmes and 3 million plus students still retains the pole position in India’s first-ever objective rating of Distance Learning Institutes. But not so surprisingly IMT has improved its ranking in objective criterion. It has moved one level up to third position. The fact that it is a specialised institution focussed on management helped it a lot. This year with the change of guard at DEC, their database is in shambles an…

Careers360 - Think higher education! India's Best Distance Learning Institutes 2011

Careers360 - Think higher education! India's Best Distance Learning Institutes 2011JUST eleven out of the top 32 institutions in the objective ranking list find a place in the perception ranking. Of the 11, seven are in the public sector and only five have substantial web presence. In fact, Sikkim Manipal alone polled about 8% of the total sample size with over 500+ unique IP addresses, showing the substantial reach technology could achieve.

The objective data results have not changed much. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the leviathan with 500+ programmes and 3 million plus students still retains the pole position in India’s first-ever objective rating of Distance Learning Institutes. But not so surprisingly IMT has improved its ranking in objective criterion. It has moved one level up to third position. The fact that it is a specialised institution focussed on management helped it a lot. This year with the change of guard at DEC, their database is in shambles an…