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By mtribble ·
this is probably pretty silly, but I am confused about the difference between a fire-wire and a tv/out video card. I want to copy my tapes to dvd's. I plan to use my vcr and connect it to my computer. My current video card is a year old, and as far as I know, doesn't have the connectopn I want. Sould I just get a recordable dvd player?

Also, if I make slide ahows of some of my phots (scanned and put on a cd, can yhis be played on a dvd plyer)?

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by mtribble In reply to vhs to dvd

adobe, ulead or dell picturemaker studio?

Don't have a camcorder- so it would just be photos (at least for now?) What is your experience with these programs or do you have any others to recomend?

Thanks again

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by htacoma In reply to software

What kind of camera are you using, digital or film? If the latter, will you be scanning prints or direct 35mm, 120/220 negatives or slides?

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by htacoma In reply to software

BASIC PROGRAMS For those who want something inexpensive and easy to use, even if it lacks some features.
Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album 4 $50 Simple to use, yet fairly complete organization/presentation program. Versatile printing options. Drawing tools are very basic. Online print partner: Shutterfly.
Microsoft Picture It! Photo 7.0 $30 Very easy to do basic tasks. Friendly, iconic interface. Online print partner: Fujicolor.
ACD Systems ACDSee 5.0 $45 Primarily an organization and presentation program; includes a full-featured, linked editor called PhotoCanvas Lite. Works with both Windows and Mac OS. Online print partner: Ofoto.
Apple iPhoto 2.0 $0 For Mac OS X only. Included with operating system. Not a serious photo editor (you can't set JPEG quality, for example), but good for organization and sharing. Online print partner: Kodak.
Roxio (MGI) PhotoSuite 4 Platinum $50 Tries too hard to be "friendly," hiding features behind obscure sequences of text-labeled button-presses.Found navigation inconsistent.
IrfanView 3.80 ? Basic, free, downloadable photo editor (www.irfanview.com). Few organizing tools but good features for enthusiasts.
Polybytes PolyViewVersion 3.88 30 Limited, but easily downloaded with purchase optional (www.polybytes.com). Buttons for basic operations and slide shows.

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by htacoma In reply to software

ADVANCED PROGRAMS For ambitious amateurs.
Microsoft Picture It! Digital Image Pro 7.0 $90 Very easy-to-do basic tasks, yet full featured. Friendly iconic interface. Adds advanced tools, artistic effects, and filters to the basic version, above. Online print partner: Fujicolor.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 $100 Simplified, yet full-featured version of Photoshop, below. Omits little-used professional tools. Hints and how-tos ("recipes") ease the learning curve. Works with both Windows and Mac OS. Online print partner: Shutterfly.
ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5 and PhotoBase 3 ? Creator-editor with photo features. Many Photoshop-like tools, but not as sophisticated. Bundled with scanner. Also retails for $100.
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 $90 Serious creator-editor with photo features. A Photoshop wannabe that's daunting and complex. Even red-eye removal is a manual process.
Ulead PhotoImpact 8.0 $80 Complex, full-featured editing-drawing program. Flyouts and pop-ups make even simple tasks appear tricky. May be too much for novices. Separate Album program. Online print partner: iMira.

Cheers!
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by htacoma In reply to software

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM For artists who want it all, but has steep learning curve.
Adobe Photoshop 7.0 $600 The photo-editing standard, but too complex for casual users. Slower to launch than most. Lacks presentation features. Needs newer computer with latest operating system. Works with both Windows and Mac OS.

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Han Tacoma

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by mtribble In reply to software

have win xp
training and worked as graphic designer- am literate in most software programs eg: photo shop

will be scanning- don't have a digital camera yet- am waiting ???

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Dvd to Vhs- A possible solution

by jmbonny In reply to vhs to dvd

dear mtribble, the solution to your problem may be easier than expected. All you need is a video card which provides "Video IN" entries, as well as "Video out". Then you can go on http://www.magix.com, a site on which you can find several programs designed to copy your old and favourite VHS tapes on your hard disk, analyse them, eliminate tape hiss, video noise, solve colour problems (too much blue, or red etc.). Then you have the choice to copy them back on VHS, VCD, SVCD, DVD or even DV format.
Price around 50 USD.
Yours sincerly.

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