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'Dropped' pixels are pixels that malfunction and repeatedly produce a colour value that doesn't correspond to the rest of the photograph. Dropped pixels can be repaired using photography software. (First published Jul 18, 2009)

24.Apr.11Actions, particularly complex action sets, are valuable software! Make sure to back up your actions whenever you change them to avoid losing access to your personalized workflow!

23.Apr.11Nesting actions makes your photography workflow more flexible. If the same action is called by many parent actions, changing the common action will also change the behaviour of the parent group.

22.Apr.11An 'image pyramid' is a filter-based algorithm that progressively resamples an image at various scales. Programs that can open multi-resolution images can read and interpret image pyramids; most programs will open the highest resolution contained in the file.

21.Apr.11Websites that force you to go through every photograph in a gallery can be tedious, particularly for returning users. If you'd like to show your work in a 'slideshow', include an option for the user to manually pick a photograph instead.

20.Apr.11Photography genres are constantly changing. New types of photography are always evolving as photographers and photography equipment change. Understanding the current trends in photography may (or may not) be helpful to your work.

19.Apr.11When learning to arrange photography, it may help to study other arrangement arts. Flower arranging, furniture arranging and other disciplines focus on structuring a display out of existing pieces.

18.Apr.11An 'amount' in photography software is usually the degree to which the setting will affect the photograph. The amount is usually measured in percent, and usually affects all areas of the photograph equally.

17.Apr.11Photography software that provides for quick adjustments may allow you to produce more accurate results. Taking a long time to adjust an image allows your brain to get used to the image and ignore the need for further adjustments.

16.Apr.11Image 'rendering' is the creation of an image from scratch, not from an existing photograph. Image rendering, even when done with photography software, is not the same as photography.

15.Apr.11Though the default values for many settings in your photography software may often work, experiment with other values too. Particularly if your photograph is unusual, it may require settings that are far from normal.

14.Apr.11To arrange photography in a magazine, one must work with other images, titles, text and advertisements. Magazines are typically cluttered and cater to short reading periods, so getting readers to concentrate on photographs may be a challenge.

13.Apr.11One way to avoid the problem of sorting thumbnails into galleries for web viewing is to only display large photographs. Though the viewers are always treated to high-quality work, this can make a website clumsy to navigate.

12.Apr.11Don't auto-arrange photography on your website unless absolutely necessary. Photographs usually need to be artistically arranged to look their best; automatic sorting routines can lead to awkward-looking galleries!

11.Apr.11Photography contests are often expensive and time-consuming to enter, so pick and choose the best ones based on your experience and the quality of your photography.

10.Apr.11Don't be afraid to use unsharp mask values of less than 1 pixel. Though the actual pixels of an image cannot be 'split', calculations for image sharpening can be done at the 0.1 pixel level.