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Picture Perfect -- Creating Memories to Last a Lifetime

(ARA) - No doubt about it -- technology and digital cameras are rapidly changing the way we save and share photos and memories. Chances are, if you don't already own a digital camera, you probably know someone who does. Or you may have considered purchasing a camera to capture the magic of graduations, family reunions, weddings and holidays.

The best thing about digital cameras is that they provide instant gratification. You can take a photo and look at it immediately. However, what do you do when you want to organize your photos, do some basic photo editing, or share the photos with family and friends?

To assist you in accomplishing these basic photo tasks, and to help you get from photo snapping to photo sharing fast, you'll want software that gives you the freedom to organize, enhance and share your photos in creative ways. One such versatile and easy-to-use program is Jasc After Shot. Its user-friendly interface allows you to get up and running very quickly. You are able to download photos automatically to your computer with just a click of a mouse.

Next, you'll want to get organized. The easiest way to do this is to use a simple keyword checklist system within After Shot that helps you organize and find photos fast. Group photos by event, holiday or subject, such as "Dad -- Jane's Wedding," and use the keywords to call up the photos when you want them.

You might also want to do some photo editing. For example, if you are charged with acting as official photographer during your family vacation, you can:

* Use the "QuickFix" option to automatically color correct an under- or over-lit photo of Grandma and Grandpa.

* Remove Uncle John's red eye with the red eye removal tool.

* Stitch multiple photos flawlessly with the panoramic stitching tool -- creating a perfect view of the Grand Canyon without a panoramic camera.

Now comes the fun part -- sharing your photos with family and friends. It's a snap to post photos online or to print your favorite photos using preset templates of 3x5s, 4x6s, 5x7s, combo packs and more. You can even create a slideshow or print photos to include in a collage or scrapbook. Adding an audio annotation will also help bring your photos to life.

In a few simple steps, your digital camera and the right software help you capture special photos and turn them into memories that you can save and share. All of your photos can truly be picture-perfect.

Visit for a free trial version.

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