Getting started in digital photography

Here's how to choose a camera and an image editor, along with important tips to help you begin taking great photos.

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Any photo editing program can help you get the most out of your images by improving the color, exposure, composition, and more. Whatever image editor you choose, I suggest that you perform your edits in this order:

Cropping

[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/135995/perfect_the_colors_in_your_photos.html|Color balance|Color balance]]

[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/165857/using_adjustment_layers_to_tweak_your_photos.html|Brightness and contrast|Brightness and contrast]

[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/149078/sharpen_up_your_photos.html|Sharpening|Sharpening]]

[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/189484/5_common_photo_problems_avoided_or_solved.html|Noise reduction|Noise reduction]]

Read "[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/187877/photo_editing_basics_working_with_layers.html|Photo Editing Basics: Working With Layers|Photo Editing Basics: Working With Layers]]" for more tips on getting started with an image editor.

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