Where to Find Me
I am going to be spending more adding a significantly more content to my blog, website, and my current social media pages. If you want to follow me and view the written tutorials, and video tutorials that I have already published, and those that I will be adding moving forward, there are several ways to do that. I want to spend more of my time doing that and adding content more frequently.
Here are several ways to follow what I will be posting:
Email Distribution List – Not very often, since it requires heavy maintenance on my part. If you are not on it now, feel free to email me requesting to be added. And by all means, you can use email to ask me any digital photography, iPad/iPhone questions you have, and I will promptly reply.
My Welcome Page – Many of you are familiar with this, and it does provide links to some of my sites.
My Blog – Probably the timeliest and most frequently updated of all my sites. I have been posting here more many years now, and there is even a Search button that can be used to get to previously published material. There is also a button that allows you to subscribe to it and get an email whenever I post something. I find this to be very useful for me when there is a bog or something similar that I want to monitor. And please hit the Like button when you find a post that is useful or interesting.
Facebook – I actually have two (actually three of you count my Leuzinger High School page) on Facebook. One is where I generally post family stuff, but on occasion will have links to digital photography topics etc. If you are a Facebook user, please go to the pages below and subscribe or Like the page. I would really appreciate it.
More Personal Posts – www.facebook.com/Don26812
Don’s Digital Photo Corner – Don’s Digital Photo Corner | Facebook
Leuzinger HS Class of 1963 – www.facebook.com/LeuzingerHsClassOf1963
YouTube – Currently, I have a large number of videos posted on YouTube, and they are generally accessible by direct links provided from one of my other sites. If you go to one of the linked videos, which are mostly Public, you will see Like and Subscribe buttons there, similar to Facebook. Please Subscribe or Like the videos if you found them interesting or helpful. Here is a link to one I posted from a trip I took to Mammoth in 2015. From there you can view or subscribe to my videos, most or many of which are tutorials and demos.
Pinterest – On my Pinterest page you find links not only to my tutorials, but those I found interesting written by experts. There are scores of links on several boards with a variety of subjects related to my interests. It is a great please to see very interesting and helpful articles and videos that have helped me. You can subscribe to my Pinterest posts as well.
My Photoshop Elements eBook – Now for my commercial. I have written four eBooks that cover only the Organizer of Photoshop Elements. My latest one covers Photoshop Elements 21. They are all available on Amazon. Here is the link to my latest one. I suspect I will write additional eBooks in the future.
Well, there you have it.
Initially, most my posts and videos dealt with Photoshop Elements. In more recent years, I continued covering that program, but added more and more content covering Lightroom, Photoshop, as well as content on iPads/iPhones and related subjects, such I my use and experiences with my DJI drones, Phantom 2+, and more recently the Mavic Pro.
My overall goal is to pass on what I learn as I practice my hobby making it more understandable and easier to follow than its original presentation. Also, I am sure that I follow these topics and technologies more closely than you have the time to do. These provide the value I add to a very crowded subject area on the internet.
The Canon PRO-100 printer driver cannot handle printing borderless 11″x14″ prints. Apparently, this size was not included since it was not considered a standard photo size at some point. I have a Canon PRO-100 color printer and often want to print an 11″x14″.
I found this workaround on https://www.redrivercatalog.com. This technique will work on other Canon printers, including PRO-10 and PRO-9000 etc. The steps below are for Photoshop 2022 but should work equally well for Photoshop Elements. The concept is valid for other photo printers that do not include an 11″x14″ setting.
1. Crop your photo to be a 14″x11″ (WxH), assuming you are printing a landscape aspect ratio photo.
2. On the menu, click Image > Canvas Size.
3. As shown in the figure below, set the width to 17-inches and the height to 11-inches. Move the black circle in the middle to the square on the left.
4. Click Ok.
5. Click Menu > Print> Print Settings.
6. In the Print Settings set the options below:
o Photo Printing
o Select desired paper
o High Quality
o 11″x17″ paper size
o Landscape Orientation
7. Click on OK.
8. Verify settings then click on Start Printing.
Note: If you are printing an 11″x14″ (WxH) portrait photo, set the width to 11″ and the height to 17″ in Step 3 above. Then move the circle from the center square to the top square in Step 3.
That is all there is to it.
Until next time…
I recently had to upgrade my website, specifically what I call my Welcome page to increase its security. I got help from IONOS, who hosts my site. I have had my site for many years and have been able to keep it running without really knowing HTML. When all was said and done, the address of my Welcome page changed from www.donstouder.com to
This is my long-standing welcome page. It provides the link to Don’s Digital Photography Blog and Website. It also shows the link to my Leuzinger High School Class of 1963 Blog and Webpage.
If you click on the original link, it will take you to my Don’s Digital Photo Corner website. From there you will have to use the link there to reach my Blog, where all my current posts are located. Eventually, I will update Don’s Digital Photo Corner.
Where the problem really surfaces is that many if not most of my blog posts include links to tutorials and other content. In older posts these links are broken. Instead of going to the intended article, they go to the Don’s Digital Photo Corner as shown above.
But fortunately, there is a workaround. After clicking on the link for the article or AppTip Sheet, it does not go to the right place, do the following.
- Go back to the link and right click on it.
- Select Copy Link from the drop-down menu.
- Paste (Ctrl+V) the link in the address or URL field
- Careful insert an “s” in the address between the “p” and the first “:”, changing it to https://
- Press Enter and you should then be taken to the desired content.
I have corrected the links for most of my more recent posts, but not those that are a few years old.
So, remember to change the Welcome screen’s address to https://donstouder.com and things should work currently, except for old content. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Let me know with a comment if you have any problems or questions.
Until next time…
My normal way to import my iPhone images and videos into my PC is to use Lightroom IOS. This automatically loads them into Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic, with the original stored on my PC. This works without any problems. But sometimes I want to copy them to my computer without using Lightroom.
I have had mixed success doing this, whether it is copying them to the MS Photos app or Adobe’s Photoshop Elements. A quick Google search revealed I am not the only who struggles to do this. There are several iPhone apps that are available to do this. I have found a free iPhone app, Simple Transfer, that so far work consistently in these situations.
In this I have included an AppTip Sheet, that briefly describes how to use Simple Transfer. As the AppTip Sheet illustrates, consists of an iOS app on your iPhone and Simple Transfer – Desktop running on your PC. The apps even allow you to convert the Apple’s High Efficiency image and video formats to those that are more compatible with Windows as it copies them.
Click on the figure below to the AppTip Sheet PDF file.
If you found this post interesting or helpful, or you actually have use Simple Transfer, leave a commit below. Until next time…
I have been using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements for over twenty years to manage my large collection of photographs and videos. In 2019, I switched to Lightroom for that task. Almost three years into using Lightroom, my workflow continues to evolve. I still use the Organizer in Photoshop Elements and continue to be a volunteer beta tester for Adobe. But, now my use is generally focused on using Elements for special projects and the unique features it provides.
Lightroom Classic’s Library module and the Organizer in Photoshop Elements 2022 have many capabilities and features in common, but there is no question that Lightroom is more powerful than Elements since its target users are professional photographers and prosumers. For the past three years I have written and published here articles primarily directed to using Lightroom’s Library module.
For those of you who use the subscription version of Lightroom Classic, you know that it is constantly being updated and evolving. Hence a few of my earlier articles may not reflect exactly more recent versions. The principles remain the same. These articles are best used by new users and reflect my own experience as I get to know Lightroom Classic and become more efficient in using it. Below is a list of the blog posts I have published over the years.
Please note, these are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top of the list, and the very first one at the bottom.
Look for more in the future. Until next time…
I am using my iPhone more and more for taking photos and videos that are just not simply selfies. A practice that is certainly common to many people. The quality produced by today’s smartphones is truly quite remarkable. One of the modes I frequently use is the Pano feature.
A few days ago, I went to the Redondo Beach pier to take some pictures. I took my Canon R5 intending to take most of my pictures with it. After only a few images, I discovered its battery was depleted. I had not checked it ahead of time and did not have an extra battery with me. So, I proceeded to take photos with my iPhone instead. One of them was the panorama below.
Using Adobe’s Premiere Elements, I then zoomed in and scrolled around the panorama to explore some of the details that you do not get to appreciate when simply looking at the panorama in the traditional way. Click on the image above to see the result of doing this.
I plan to explore more of the panoramas I have taken over the years with not only my iPhone but also my digital cameras in the future using this approach.
Until next time…
Again, I have fallen way behind posting anything here. My bad. Back in early October, Adobe released Photoshop Elements 2022, and Premiere Elements 2022. As a member of the Adobe Beta Test Team, I have had the opportunity to use the latest version for the past several months.
This latest version provides new and improved capabilities that will benefit both new and current users of the program. The program continues to use more and more AI technology, which Adobe calls Sensei.
The link below provides an excellent introduction to the new features of both Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2022.
For the past many years, I have prepared a table listing the features of each succeeding version. Since Photoshop Elements is about 20 years old now, the table has gotten quite large. I have dropped some of the early versions to better manage its size. The current version of the table begins with PSE 11 through PSE 2022. For those longtime users, PSE 11 is when Adobe completely changed the look and feel of the user interface. The link to the complete table’s PDF is below.
Using the Zoom tool in your PDF Reader will allow you to zoom in and scroll around the document. For those who just want to focus on PSE 2022 vs. PSE 2021 differences, the two figures below will do that.
Photo Editor Improvements
In the coming weeks I will describe and demonstrate new features of both programs. So stay tuned!
I have been using Lightroom for some time now normally using my DSLR digital camera to take the photos. However, I use my iPhone more and more to take photos and videos I want to keep in my permanent collection.
I also am making more and more use of Lightroom CC, the cloud-based version of Lightroom. In this post, I will describe my current method for ultimately importing photos I have taken with my iPhone into Lightroom Classic, which is my primary image management program.
The PDF AppTip Sheet below linked below describes the steps.
I would like to hear how you get manage your iPhone photos in Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic. Leave a comment below. If you have any questions enter them below as well.
Until next time…
Again I find myself having gone some time without adding a new post. We do not normally associate Lightroom CC with editing video. In fact, if you try to open a video file in the Develop Module, you get an error message saying its the wrong type of file.
However, if you look in the Quick Develop section within the Library Module, you see that indeed the selected video can be edited. In this post I will describe how to apply Auto Tone and other enhancements, how to apply Presets, and finally how to create and apply your own Presets
If you found this AppTip helpful, please click on the Like button and/or leave a comment.
Until next time…