Links to Tutorials

Royalty-free Music

Davinci Resolve 18 Materials

Download Davinci Resolve 18
Download Fairlight Sound Library for Windows; free sound effects from Davinci Resolve/Black Magic Design
  Download Fairlight Sound Library for MAC
Download Fairlight Sound Library for Linux
Davinci Resolve 18 Full Tutorial for Beginners I recommend that those new to Davinci Resolve Start Here
Another Comprehensive Davinci Resolve Tutorial
Dynamic Zoom Tutorial

Materials Created by Ralph Sutter
Sutter Notes on Using Davinci Resolve
Sutter Water Project using Davinci Resolve 18- on YouTube
Add an Audio Track to Davinci Resolve
Upload Davinci Resolve Project Directly to YouTube
Replace One Icon with Another in the Windows 11 Taskbar; Demo of Zooming with Davinci Resolve
When All Else Fails, Reset Davinci Resolve
How to See Video Track while Adding Voiceover Audio
Demo of Davinci Resolve; Fluting a Screwdriver on a Wood Lathe

Sites Mentioned by Month

2024 Pizza Party Photos (Thumbnails)
2024 Pizza Party Photos (Full Resolution)
2024 Pizza Party Photos.docx Pizza Party Slideshow Creation Notes

Are Expensive SD Cards Really Worth It?

Replace One Icon with Another in the Windows 11 Taskbar; Demo of Zooming with Davinci Resolve

Demo of Davinci Resolve; Fluting a Screwdriver on a Wood Lathe

Black Magic Camera App

Replace skies in 3 easy steps Replace skies in 3 easy steps using sky replace

Add wow factor to your images with Sky Replacement

How To Use Your iPhone As a Scanner for Your Mac

Document scanning is improved on the new iPad Pro
The new iPad Pro models with the M4 chip are equipped with "adaptive True Tone flash" for improved document scanning.
With adaptive True Tone flash and AI, the new iPad Pro can eliminate shadows on scanned documents, as Apple explained in a press release:
It also now features a new adaptive True Tone flash that makes document scanning on the new iPad Pro better than ever. Using AI, the new iPad Pro automatically identifies documents right in the Camera app, and if a shadow is in the way, it instantly takes multiple photos with the new adaptive flash, stitching the scan together for a dramatically better scan. Improved document scanning will be available in the Camera, Files, and Notes apps, and third-party apps will be able to offer the feature too.

Filezilla; Setup and Creation of Buttons to Transfer directly from Subfolders

Comparison of Media Players

Where are the paid extensions in Skylum Luminar Neo?

That's Why Your Photos Aren't Sharp

Demo of Microsoft Format Painter

Microsoft ClipChamp; Microsoft's free video editing program

Using Irfanview to Batch Convert Images, resizing and changing from color to black and white

PetaPixel - The Photography Terms Glossary
Sony firmware update to the Sony A7IV
Also here
Updated camera manual for Sony A7IV
Link to download the Sony Creators' Cloud app

Sutter Notes on Using Davinci Resolve
Sutter Water Project using Davinci Resolve 18- on YouTube

Add an audio track with Davinci Resolve; video by Ralph Sutter
For a more complete explanation by another author, see
My Notes on Luminar Neo
Luminar Neo Keyboard Shortcuts
Luminar Neo Keyboard Shortcuts on Two Pages
Sutter Notes Photo Group Meeting 01/08/2023
Nicolsy Challenge, consisting of 52 subjects to photograph, one for each week of the year

Lightroom Classic Over Photoshop

Image Capture User Guide

Transfer images in Image Capture on Mac

Take a screenshot on your Mac

Reset Windows 10 or 11

Davinci Resolve 18
YouTube Video Tutorial for Davinci Resolve
Getting Started with Your Sony A7iv Camera
Firmware Update to version 1.11 for Sony A7iv Camera

PhotoSync; wireless transfer of images between Android or iPhone to Computer
  Link for Android Phone
  Link for iPhone
  My writeup of Photosync on YouTube

Irfanview 4.60 now offers Compare function
  With at least one image open in Irfanview click on File/Compare
  Navigate to the second image from within the Compare dialog and select it

Get HDR Merge for Free if you already own Aurora HDR and Luminar Neo
HDR Merge Plugin for Luminar Neo; a YouTube video explaining how to use the HDR Merge
Luminar Neo Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Cleaning the Camera Sensor
Pages from Sony a7iv Manual
Sony on-line Sensor Cleaning Instructions
Sony A6000 Sensor Cleaning DIY; also applies to Sony a7iv

Stanford Brown's Image of a Sand Frog

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes
Luminar Neo Adds One-click Background Removal in Portraits
Open a portrait in Luminar Neo
Click on Layer Properties
Click on Masking
Click on Portrait Background
Click on Remove

Luminar- How to Get Out of Auto Mode
Fullbean Camera

Focus Stacking Tutorial for PhotoShop Elements
requires the $12 purchase of Elements+; a $12 purchase that opens up some hidden features of Adobe Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Quick Actions

sRGB versus Adobe RGB (1998)

Differences Between Color Gamut sRGB, NTSC, Adobe RGB, DCI-P3

sRGB vs Adobe RGB: Which One to Use?

Color Management - Andrew Rodney

Everything you thought you wanted to know about color gamut (More than what you want to know about the subject)

Update Camera Firmware

Keyboard Shortcut Keys for Irfanview

Street Photography
B&H always has some good videos on such topics. You can also do a hashtag search for streetphotography on YouTube.

Digital Photography best practices and workflow.; an ASMP initiative funded by the Library of Congress.
The 3-2-1 Rule
5 free Photoshop alternatives for Windows

Kaye Raul's Notes on Adobe and Luminar Products

What is the difference between Luminar 4, Luminar AI and Luminar Neo?
Sutter Notes for 10/10/2021 Photo Group

Alan's pictures shot with the iPhone 13 Pro Max

Tim Grey Photo
ASK TIM GREY - Answers for Photographers…
Types of Backups

GoodSync - File Synchronization and Backup Software


SyncBackPro and

SyncBackFree and

Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it's transmitted over the internet.

Tim Grey - Black and White with Lightroom Classic

APCUG Digital Photography Contest Submission period 09/06/21-09/30/21

Chat Links
From Stanford Brown
To edit a video file, open it in the Photos app. To edit the video, click Edit & Create on the toolbar. Click Trim in the menu To use the Trim tool, simply drag the two handles on the playback bar to select the portion of the video you want to keep. Click Save a Copy The Photos app places the edited video in the same folder as the original

From Alan Raul

From Ralph Sutter

From Alan Raul

From Kaye Raul
The first mirrorless camera commercially marketed was the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, released in Japan in October 2008. It was also the first camera of Micro Four Thirds system, developed exclusively for the mirrorless ILC system. Mirrorless camera -

From Alan Raul

Texture Notes by Connie Sutter

Luminar AI Deep Dive 2 Videos; 24 separate Luminar AI Tutorials

Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements 2021
Vignetting in Luminar AI
How to Load Your Own Skies a Luminar FAQ

Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements 2021
Vignetting in Luminar AI
How to Load Your Own Skies a Luminar FAQ

Adobe Digital Negative Converter; enables camera raw images in editing software that doesn't support your camera natively
Replace a color in Adobe Photoshop Elements links provided by Ralph Sutter

Selective Color links provided by Kaye Raul
in Luminar -
in Lightroom -
in Luminar AI -
Folding Panel as Photo Backdrop link provided by Alan Raul

Luminar AI Notes - Sutter
Luminar 4 update to 4.3.3; If already installed, update by launching Luminar 4, clicking on Help/Check for Updates
Simple File Gallery; a web-based .php powered Slide Show Gallery - also generates thumbnails
Links by Ralph Sutter
iFun Screen Recorder
Link suggested by Doug Depue

Luminar AI Manual dated 03/16/2021
Link suggested by Alan Raul

Luminar AI Manual dated 01/05/2021
Notes to Self - Luminar AI
Feature Comparison of Luminar 4 and Luminar AI
Masking in Luminar AI; Tutorial by Ralph Sutter
Also on YouTube at
Screen Sharing in Zoom; Tutorial by Ralph Sutter
Fluting Jig; Tutorial by Ralph Sutter

A few notions relating to the Sunday Photo Group Meeting
Thoughts of Doug Depue

Shadow Photography
Resources found by Doug Depue

Links to Alan Raul's Images

PhotoSync to transfer photos from Android to PC and PC to Android Wirelessly
Software mentioned by John Waller

Serendipitous Symmetry
Images forwarded by Michelle Sander

Ugly Hedgehogs; Photography Forum
Program suggested by Bob Ward
Holographic Image of Whale; image added by Ralph Sutter
Color Wheel Artist website (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colors)
Color Wheel Artist website (Hues, Tints, Tones and Shades)
Color Wheel Artist website (Basic Color Wheel)
Links suggested by Doug DePue
Photoshop Object Selection Tool
Links suggested by Alan Raul

Open HEIC Files in Windows 10
Wi-Fi Photo Transfer; download images from an iPhone to a PC wirelessly
Program suggested by Alan Raul, tutorial by Ralph Sutter
   Also on YouTube at

How Do Pixels and DPI and Resolution and Picture Size and File Size All Relate?
Ralph Sutter's images of Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Reading Histograms
Shooting in Full Manual Exposure

Ralph Sutter's Slide shows
   Created with DaVinci Resolve and
   Created with Irfanview
Cleaning Your Digital Camera's Sensor (also mentioned on 06/14/2020)
This link thanks to Linda Styerwalt

D Preview of On-line Printing Services
Printique; Kaye used this service and was pleased with the results
Thanks to Kaye Raul for the links
DaVinci Resolve; freeware high-end video editor
Blackmagic Fairlight Sound Library 1.0; Free music library for use with DaVinci Resolve
Luminar explains jpg vs raw
The three previous links were added by Ralph Sutter
Adobe Spark Post is a free online and mobile design app with a powerful, easy-to-use, picture editor. Scale, rotate, tilt, resize, and flip photos. Apply filters, text, or adjust contrast, brightness, saturation, warmth, or sharpness-all with a few taps.
Create Collages for Free in Minutes
Create collages, montages in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
How to CLEAN your CAMERA SENSOR SAFELY | the easy way
Thanks to Alan Raul for the 4 previous links

PhotoStage; a freeware slideshow creator
Free version has export limitations, paid version at $34.99-49.99 does not Thanks to Stanford Brown for the reference
Video Backdrops from British TV
Thanks to Ron Jeffries for this link
Canon PowerShot G7
B and H link to Canon PowerShot G7
DP Review of Canon PowerShot G7
Thanks to Alan Raul for the Canon links

Change the order in which Irfanview displays Images; tutorial by Ralph Sutter
4K Downloader Slideshow Maker
Thanks to Alan Raul for the reference

The Tech Guy; Minutes 1:34:24-1:40:0 Leo LaPorte mentions some freeware image editing programs
  Google Photos
  Adobe PhotoShop Express
  Raw Therapee
Thanks to Sanford Brown for the podcast reference

Screen Capture Tutorial; Luminar 4 Sky Replacement
on YouTube at
Skylum Luminar as an Adobe Photoshop Elements Plug-in
Luminar 4 Update Available; Open Luminar 4, Click on Help/Check for Updates
tutorials by Ralph Sutter; This updates Luminar 4 to Version 44.1.0 (5191)

Image Editing Software used by Alan Raul
Thanks to Alan Raul

Luminar; Remove Background of Picture
Thanks to Linda Styerwalt

Add Text to an Image with Irfanview
Configuring Irfanview to Play .mp4 Files
Using FormatFactory to Join Two or More .pdf Files
tutorials by Ralph Sutter

B and H Photography Podcasts
Thanks to Alan Raul for this link
Honeyview; freeware
Thanks to Stanford Brown for this link.
The software license states in part "Automatic communication functions are used for the Software version check and update notice. We may work with analytics companies such as Google Analytics to help us understand how the Software is being used. You can stop the above actions easily by uninstalling the Software." You can read the complete agreement during the software installation.

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Bridges of San Luis Obispo County
Google Earth Pro

Illusions of 3D
Sand Art by Ilana Yahav - Sand Fantasy

ProCamera;; an iPhone photo app - $3.99
additional add ons available;

Shotcut;; open source, cross platform video editor
   Fullbean tutorial at
   View the Developers tutorial at

The Steven Soderbergh film, High Flying Bird; was shot in its entirety on an iPhone 8.

Freemake Video Converter; a freeware video file conversion program used by John Waller

Suggested by John Waller
Windows 10 Photos Application Tutorial Tutorial by Ralph Sutter

12/09/18 Showing Thumbnails in Windows for RAW files with Irfanview
Also on YouTube at; Tutorial by Ralph Sutter
iCloud for Windows
Download from
Apple Manuals
Download from; Thanks to Alan Raul for the last two links.

11/11/18; Printing an image so that it spans multiple pages.
Tutorial by Ralph Sutter

10/14/18 Series of images shared by Stanford Brown
Definition for bokeh offered by Tim Grey. Read it at;; Thanks to Kaye Raul

National Geographic Animals

Next, Ralph announced the APCUG Photo Contest. Entry deadline is September 30, 2018. Details here
Replacing a dark background with infrared filter; Sutter Tutorial
Anatomy of a Camera by Dick Mabach
Digital Camera Control and Image Capture by Dick Maybach
Digital Camera Processing by Dick Maybach

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Different Sized Pixels in the Same Sized Sensor
27 Photos You Won't Believe - Or At Least You Shouldn't't

YouTube Video

Gimp 2.10.0; New release of an open-source image manipulation program
Meetup Group - How Photographers Think; meets the second Wednesday of every month

13 Free Photo Editors; last updated March 05, 2018

Beautiful Pictures; Thanks to Stanford Brown

13 Free Photo Editors; last updated March 05, 2018

How to insert a note in Photoshop Elements
How to fix the listing of Recently Opened Files in Adobe Photoshop

The following links wersuggesteded by Alan Raul
Aurora HDR - is a joint project between Skylum (Macphun) and Trey Ratcliff to produce the most powerful, simple and fast HDR photo editing software in the world for Mac and PC.
Aurora FAQ
Trey Ratcliff - does fine art photography and travel photography, free HDR Tutorial, photography tips, camera reviews and photo editing software reviews.

Bokeh - is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.

Vivitar 58mm Vivitar Professional UV CPL FLD Lens Filter and Close-Up Macro Accessory Kit
Canon-EF-Lens-to-Micro-Four-Thirds-M4-3-Built-in-Aperture-Control-Ring-Adapter that allows one to mount a Canon EF lens on a Panasonic Lumix G7 camera body
Adobe CC Cheat Sheet 2016
NIK Collection Free for Now; software suite of plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
Aurora HDR; a software image editing program

Snowflake Photography
suggested by Ron Jeffries; Prisma is a photo-editing application that utilizes a neural network and artificial intelligence to transform the image into an artistic effect.
Suggested by Alan Raul

Polaroid Snap Quick Camera
Affinity Photo Editing Software

Mega Pixel Images
Mount Blanc

Slide show Creation Tools
Wow Slider; suggested by Doug DePue Raul

Microsoft Photos for Windows 10

Blending Modes Explained - Complete Guide to Photoshop Blend Modes
No Copyright Music; suggested by Alan Raul

Microsoft Photos for Windows 10

Ice Festival; Habin China
Avoid Dull Snapshots; Tips for Taking Stunning Pictures
Review of Moment SmartPhone add-on lenses by David A Cox
LightBox Photography Cards; a deck of 52 cards, each suggesting another photo assignment
How to use a Layer Mask to Change the Background in Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 14 13 12 11 Tutorial
   The original images for this tutorial can be downloaded from and
   The .psd file showing the various layers is downloadable from (26.5 MB)
(The 5 links above are courtesy of Alan Raul)

New Visions; Call for entries - The Central Coast Photographic Society and San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
Submission deadline 02/01/17
(The link above courtesy of Connie Sutter)
Photoshop Elements - Create layers

Photoshop Elements Help - Edit Layers

Assorted YouTube Videos
(The link above courtesy of Alan Raul)

Panoramic Proof Sheet:

All original (not modified) iPhone 6s photos:
Microsoft's Image Composite Editor.
(The above 3 links are courtesy of Alan Raul)

11/13/16; PANO | LA; a 6 minutes time lapse video of Los Angeles by night
(This link courtesy of Sue Thole)

Panoramic Proof Sheet:

All original (not modified) iPhone 6s photos:
Microsoft's Image Composite Editor.
(The above 3 links are courtesy of Alan Raul)

08/21/16 Download Photoshop Editing Practice Files Blending Modes Explained - Photoshop Tutorial on YouTube
Photoshop Blending Modes Chart
Elements+ "Elements+ is a handy add-on that reveals hidden functions in Photoshop Elements that allow its feature set to approach the full Photoshop feature set"
APCUG Digital Photography Contest
Displaying MetaData on an Image with the Photoshop Eelments Add-on, Elements+

Slide show July 3, 2016 BBQ Photos by Alan Raul and Bob Styerwalt
Adobe Photoshop Elements Visual Dictionary
Adobe Photoshop Elements Help
    (See Page 43 for the Toolbox Overview graphic; It is listed as Page 37 following Pages I-V)
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Toolbar Graphics - Sutter
Beezix Photoshop Elements 14 Quick Reference Guide
How to crop/straighten images (Thanks to Alan Raul for this link)

SD Card Speed Classification
Nancy Vrooman's Flower Photography Tips

Here is a fascinating video which shows how the brain can be forced to see color in a B&W photo
(Thanks to John Waller for the above link)

Below are links to royalty-free stock photo sites via email once a month. (under Creative Commons CC0 License) (various Licenses, need to be careful to use correct ones) (has a search by license option)

Free photography software for Linux
Camera+ by Tap Tap Tap - (iOS photo app); SD Card information from the Industry Trade Group
(Thanks to Alan Raul for the above links)

Batch resizing with Irfanview
B&Videos Channel; also available as a Roku Channel
Unique Pictures from Around the World

Display Time in File Explorer

(Thanks to Alan Raul for the three links that follow.)
Food Photography: Lighting and Compositional Basics
Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera

Fastest Memory Cards

Photoshop Tips: Improving Skin and Eyes with Actions; David C Cox

11/08/15; link suggested by Ed Lynn

How do I manage my pictures and videos? by Jim Guld - Geeks on Tour
Beautiful Pictures

Photo Elements Techniques Learning Center suggested by Don Jones
When Stairs Become Art
Topaz Review - Part 1 by Mark Mattson

APCUG Photo Contest; Entry Deadline August 26, 2015

How to Get Microsoft Movie Maker for Windows 10 suggested by Alan Raul - useful explanation but provided by a commercial site that also offers its paid alternative
Download Windows Essentials (free programs including Movie Maker) - download from Microsoft
Digikam; Free cross platform image editing and organizing software
ACDSee Image Viewer, Organizer and Editor; Free cross platform image editing and organizing software
Apple Photo Booth
Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008

Tips on RAW Editing.pdf by Pim Borman, Orange County PC Users Group

Stock Photo Resources suggested by Ron Jeffries

Write-up of slideshow creation programs; focus on ProShow Gold
Ralph Sutter's demo of Snagit batch conversion
The following three links take you to photo printing services used by Alan Raul to print his images
   West Coast Imaging
   Aspen Creek Photo

Will anyone be buying mechanical-mirror DSLR cameras in 5 years?; This link and the following one were suggested by Sue Moran Thole.
SoloShot is a robotic tracking device for video or still photography. You or your subject wear a tag and the base unit (mounted on a tripod) will tilt and pan to keep the camera aimed at the tag. The base can support up to a 5 pound camera. Some DSLRs will require an additional cable to hook up.
Free Music; As the name suggests, this site archives free music, arranging it by genre. Useful for slideshows

Microsoft Office Sway;
Sample Mary Jo Foley Vietnam Vacation Sway;
PhotoFiltre Portable;
Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008 - $19.95
as well as YouTube segment,

Bulk Rename Utility; a freeware program used to automatically modify multiple file names
Irfanview; a freeware image editor and viewer
Karen's Print Directory; a freeware program for printing a list of files in a directory
Jing; a freeware screen-capture program from the makers of Snagit
Movie Maker; Microsoft's freeware video editor
Photoshop Elements; a commercial photo editing tool by Adobe
Photoshop; a commercial photo editing tool by Adobe - the professional version of Photoshop Elements and priced accordingly
Proshow Gold; a commercial slide show creator
Snagit; a commercial screen-capture and image editing tool
Tree Size; a freeware tool for displaying file size

Other Items

Acuarelas; Illustrated PowerPoint presentation on Aging (Click first slide to begin program)

YouTube videos about Nepal Thanks to Bob Grover


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