So you have this great digital camera and youíve taken lots of great photos. Now what? Well you could go to a store and have them print your images for you, but isnít that what you did with film? The point of all this great digital technology is that you can print your own photos at home without having to pay someone else to do it. Here are some tips to help you get started:
1. Itíll seem like a lot of money at first but spend money to get a good printer. Six color at least. Ink jets are wonderful for printing snapshots. You wonít need more than that. Also look around at computer brands that sell computer packages for digital printing, printer that they recommend is perfect for printing photos at home.
2. Buy some photo editing software. There are lots of brands out there many of them for pros but you can easily find software under one hundred dollars that will have lots more options than you will ever use. Look for software that has automatic settings so that computer can automatically color correct, auto focus, brighten, or darken, etc. At least until you learn number 3.
3. Learn your equipment. Take time play with settings. Donít try to print perfect photos right away. Most people with a little time and practice can learn to do basic photo special effects. Give yourself time to learn.