Adobe releases the Photoshop Lightroom 2 Beta for digital photographers. Lightroom 2 Beta offers new featuers like Localized corrections, Improved organizational tools, Multiple monitor support, Flexible print package functions and 64-bit support. A great new addition to any photographers tool box.
“Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® answers the digital photographer’s call for a workflow application that allows photographers to quickly work with raw format images. With Lightroom you can manage all of your photographs; showcase them in print, dynamic slideshows, and interactive Web galleries that are a simple to produce. Lightroom’s cross platform support allows photographers to effortlessly work on projects from any Windows or Macintosh computer on-location or in the office. Lightroom—spend less time at the computer, and more time behind the lens, doing what you love.”
Colin Smith over at Photoshopcafe.com has released a full review of all the new functions for Lightroom 2 along with a few video tutorials to help you understand the new functions.
And thanks to Matt at Mkeefedesign.com for IMing me about the release.
When running a site or blog an important thing to remember is Browser Compatibility. This is important to remember that your readers are using different operating systems and different browsers and each of these may present a different view of your blog and present different issues. What looks okay to you may not always appear the same to your readers and checking your browser compatibility should be something that all bloggers practice sense you should not single out only the browser you use.
Adobe announced the relase of Photoshop Express today. Express is a free online photo editing and storage. You can now edit ( Resize, tint, distort, and more) and share your photos quickly and add them to your site.
“With Photoshop Express, digital photos can be uploaded and sorted anytime, edited non-destructively to always preserve the original image, and shared from anywhere, on any Web browser. In a few easy clicks, Photoshop Express empowers anyone to make standard edits, such as removing blemishes and red-eye, converting to black and white, cropping and resizing, and much more.”
Finding the right colors for your design or figuring out a good combination of colors can be important. This is a few list of tools that can help you determine matching colors, or find great swatch combinations for your design, web site, illustration or what ever you need to get the right colors. Why not have a few powerful color generators and palettes available when you need them. Check out some of these great tools to help you along with your color decisions.
I have been busy the past week working on a new little project. It took a while to get the design the way I wanted it and some other functions but I finally have the directory live and you can take hope over and check it out at theseotree.com. The software used was PHPLD and I decided to buy the updated version for a few extra features that were not available in the free version, and there seemed to be a better selection of themes that I wanted to modify and I found one that was what I was looking for and after a few graphic changes, a logo and some mods I had what I wanted.
Play some free online games at Playcraving.com if your bored or just at work with nothing else to do. Make sure to bookmark it and keep yourself entertained, it’s a good free way to pass the time. There are lots of fun free games to keep you occupied for a while.
I noticed a few bloggers had this entrecard ad on there site so I was curious to find out what it was all about.
Entrecard is a bloggers advertising network. It’s really a good way to network with bloggers, get your ad on others site and make a few new friends, and generate some good quick traffic to your site.
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I tried a few suggestions on boosting my alexa rankings to two of my other sites and came up with a few things that seemed to work. I believe these tips work to some degree.
For one week:
Site 1 was at 11,765,971 and today it is at 2,876,029.
Site 2 was at 1,795,926 and today is at 1,317,451.
These tips are fairly simple and only took around 2 hours of my time. So its not alot of
work if you want to get a higher Alexa Ranking.
This seems to be a big thing sweeping the web world. So i though i would investigate on how to boost your rankings. So far a few things that have worked for me so far, I’m still testing it on a few sites to see how well these methods work.
1: Install the alexa tool bar and set your site as your homepage. have your friends do the same. (firefox and IE) http://alexa.com/site/download
2: Install the stumbleupon tool bar and review/rate your site or have friends rate it. (firefox and IE) http://www.stumbleupon.com/download.php
3: Add the Alexa button to your site. http://www.alexa.com/site/site_stats/signup
4: Use the Alexa outgoing link for your site. http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?www.yoursite.com
5: Use a autosurfer like autohits.dk (Do not use with google adsense or similar)
6: Blog about Alexa.
7: Create a Myspace account for your site. I havn’t tried this one yet.
For more like this check out my site. Blogging4cash.com
I have a new site up as of today. Blogtomic.com
Why did I start this blog? Why not. I wanted to find ways to make money online and share them with you. So you will find out what works and what dosn’t work. I’m not a professional. I’m just and ordinary person like you trying to find what everyone else is looking for on the internet. How to make money quick and easy.
I have a list I compiled of my favorite plugins over at Blogging4cash.
I though I would share some of the plugins I use most often and I have good results with. Most the time it depends on which site I’m using so not all of them may be installed on this site.
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Sorry for any problems with accessing this site in the past few days. I was in the process of switching hosting providers. Now with hostgator and things seem to be good. Hostgators transfer servcie did a great job of moving everything over.
Hope everyone has a great new year.
Ive added a few new things here an there with in the past week or so.
*Thumbnails on the tutorials page . So i hope this makes it a little easier to navigate and get a preview before you click.
*I’m trying out widgetbucks to see how good of a program it really is. Will let you know some
stats on that in the upcoming months. At the moment I’m kinda debating if I really like them
or not. If you have any good or bad experience with them I would love to hear.
*A new tutorial category featuring a few wordpress tutorials/how-tos.
So far I’ve added a spell check fix. This was really bugging me that spellcheck was never working
so I set out to find a fix. And I hope it works for you. All you have to do is download and upload
the file I have prepared.
Also a quick experiment on Alexa Ranking. Some insight on what I’m trying out and things you
can try also. There are alot of other ideas out there but I find these to work.
*Added a new artpeice which has been the header for the site called ”somewhere in a dream”
I hope you enjoy it.
** I have redone my other site Spllogics Designs. With some of my Web and Design
**I have redone my Field Herpetology site also. This is a personal hobby of mine that I enjoy and help conservation and studies of reptiles and amphibians. It’s mainly photos and some stories and reports. The data is stored with colleges and Herpetology databases to aid in research.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas. And will have a Happy New Years.
“Could not execute AJAX call, server didn’t return valid a XML”
Here is a fix for the spellcheck error in wordpress. I have included the file so you don’t need to worry with changing code or anything just download the zip file, extract it and replace the folder with the one already in the directory:
This should take care of the problem on most servers. It has worked for mine. I can’t take credit for the fix. But I did alot of searching till I found a few solutions that worked so I though I would share this with anyone having problems with it.
I’ve been selling odd and end stock photos with these places for a while. It works well if you have alot of photos and want some extra money $ here an there. Check it out.
Or if your looking to buy stocks they both have great deals for your money. I use them at work and for personal projects.
Had some Domain Name Issues that should ba taken care of now.
Had some downtime for the past few days, and would like to thank enom.com
for all there help in this issue.
2 New Tutorials Up and A new ArtWork.
Welcome to v2 of Dark Forest.
Thanks for dropping in.