May 2014 Meeting Beginner’s Digital Photography SIG

SIG Leader: John Krill #3160

Bruxie

Bruxie is a new take on The Sandwich, using a creative version of an authentic Belgian Waffle as the bread. Bruxie Waffles are paired with quality seasonal ingredients, offering both Savory choices like Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Prosciutto & Gruyere, and Hot Pastrami, as well as a variety of Sweet options such as our Seasonal Crème Brulee, Nutella & Banana and S’Mores. There is one located across the street from the college.

We had 7 members at the meeting.

Video For The Day

Didn’t get to show any videos. Will try again next month. I hope to make this a regular feature.

Geotag Photos Pro Continued

GeoTag Pro Desktop Utility

While preparing last month’s report I went searching for Windows desktop apps that could be used to embed GPS data into photos and avoid using Adobe Lightroom. I found a couple Windows apps that worked and I will report on these apps in a future post. What I did find was the web site for GeoTag Photos Pro. It’s: http://www.geotagphotos.net/. I mention this because they have a Windows and Apple desktop utility that can used to embed your GPS data from the GPX file you created on your iPhone or Android device. All you need to do is log-in using the Username and Password you created when you first setup the app on your tablet. You don’t even need the GPX file you sent to yourself because they KEEP a copy at their site and use it to embed the GPS data into your photos.

Geotag Photos Pro is easy to use with a simple interface. It’s a recommend.

Note: We paid $3.99 for the Pro version but at the web site it states the cost at $4.99.

Using Picasa to embed GPS data into your images.

Earth GPS Embed

To embed GPS data into your images using Picasa you also need Google Earth installed. Follow the next few steps. In Picasa select all the photos you want to have GPS embedded and from the top menu select: Tools >> Geotag >> Geotag with Google Earth. Google Earth will pop up and there will be a small window where you can click through your images and embed a position which you selected with the special pointer and by clicking ‘Geotag’ or ‘Geotag All.’ When done click ‘Done.’

Saving or Printing the Current Screen Image

To save or print what is currently on your computer screen simply press PrntScr. That key is generally located along the top row of the keyboard. What you’ve actually is copy the screen to the ‘Clipboard.’ With Photoshop Elements or any graphics editor just paste the image into the active canvas. With Photoshop Elements you can also select File >> New >> Image From Clipboard. Now it’s treated as any other image in Photoshop Elements.

June Meeting

I will continue to show one or two youtube videos at the beginning of the meeting.

PS: You have any ideas?

Standard Stuff That Is Always In This Report

If you have a special request for information regarding digital photography let me know. E-mail me using the address listed below.

Check out the SIG BLog for other information and maybe info on what we will discuss at the next meeting.

As always we will answer any and all questions.

If you have a special request for information regarding digital photography let me know. E-mail me using the address listed below.

See you at the next meeting.

Where the Pictures From The Main Meeting Go To Die

Note: I am using a new Web location for the photos I take at the meeting. I now upload the photos I take to Microsoft OneDrive and Flickr. A link will be put here every month to the folder location with the current month’s photos.

OneDrive Photos for the April 2014 Club Meeting: http://1drv.ms/1g1GMzN

Flickr Photos for April 2014 Club Meeting: http://tinyurl.com/oyv5ef8

SIG BLog: https://nocccbgphotosig.wordpress.com/

Email: noccc.bgphotosig@gmail.com

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