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Happy Holiday Fun With A Reliable Easy to Use Digital Camera or Two

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Patriotic photos come out great with my reliable easy to use Canon Digital powershot cameraIt’s time for a little more info about that easy to use digital camera app on my equally easy to use iPhone, namely Camera Zoom. Last week, I shared some of my favorite features in Seeing Red for the Sandwich Generation – from Easy To Use Digital Camera To Cute Granddog Toy!   On this Sweet Shot Tuesday, I thought we’d have fun learning more about it while also celebrating Rednesday AND Flag Day 2011 here in the USA! 

 

I took these photos with my AT&T iPhone digital camera at 8:15 p.m. – still light but definitely not bright, so I made good use of Picnik.com’s tools to lighten these photos up a bit. I used the 7 bursts to take 7 photos in a row and learned that you can NOT change the zoom during the bursts. You have to change it once they’ve all shot. Good to know.

Here it is in its natural state other than being resized:

Flag Day is one of those lesser celebrated but still important and happy US patriotic holidays - no change

And here it is with the light exposure “auto-fixed,” color saturation both at 14, and the sharpness adjusted to mid-way. 

Flag Day 2011 USA and Rednesday anytime are two great days for lots of RED

On this one, here’s the original – other than resizing it

Flag Day is one of those lesser celebrated but still important and happy US patriotic holidays - no change

Here, I let Picnik auto-fix the exposure again and resized it and that’s all

Flag Day is one of those lesser celebrated but still important and happy US patriotic holidays

And, last but not least, here is a picture taken at 8:35 p.m. with my wonderful and very easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera, using the flash. The first is resized but no other changes.

This flag photo was taken by my easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera and flash - definitely the clear winner in photo quality for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny - what do you think

And here it is after using the exposure auto-fix on Picnik.com

This photo was the same picture taken with the Canon Powershot digital camera that is easy to use - but I used the auto-fix exposure setting - even nicer quality

I must say, all these cameras apps and examples were as enlightening for me as I hope they were for you. I will still keep my handy dandy easy-to-use AT&T iPhone close by for those times I need a digital camera in a hurry – but it’s certainly not a match for my reliable easy to use Canon digital Powershot camera! Although, my iPhone is a 3gs. I have a couple of kids with the newer iPhone 4. Hmmmm, guess we’ll have to give that a try for the next “challenge.” In the meantime, if you are interested in trying out the Camera Zoom, i’ve learned a couple of more interesting facts about it:

  • It has a preview option but that does NOT work with the burst option
  • It has an auto save option with is good for forgetful boomers and seniors but it also does NOT work with the burst option
  • It does give you the option to send email to friends and relatives. A great way to send your grandkid pictures and other family memories to your beloved aging parents.  Or perhaps send a fun photo to the grandkids.
  • It has a grid line option – I have to admit, I’m not sure what that’s for specifically, but I did find it handy to line things up, though I really don’t think I’d use it normally.
  • There is a status button at the bottom to show what exactly has been selected – another help for busy baby boomer granny nannies!

Yup, my Canon Powershot is still number one for me for a great choice of a basic easy to use digital camera, but I do like this Camera Zoom App. Very handy for the busy Sandwich Generation! What do you think? Got another suggestion? We’d love to hear. And Happy Flag Day 2011! 🙂

P.S.  Fast forward to today, 2015, and I now have the iPhone 5 which comes with even better cameras – I love it, I love that it is an easy to use small digital camera, BUT I also still love and use my reliable and just as easy to use Canon digital powershot camera for special needs, like taking good inside photos of homes for my Roseville CA real estate clients, etc. 🙂

P.P.S. Sadly, Picnik is no longer available but happily Picmonkey has arrived. I love it, have been a premium user of it for years, and highly recommend it. A very handy photo editor for all of us busy with the Sandwich Generation issues of juggling caregiving with work with grandkids with…  🙂

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Comments

  1. I so LOVE picnik. Such a cool post, Kaye!

    • Sarah
    • June 14, 2011

    Looks great. Wonderful edit.

    • Nics Cahill
    • June 14, 2011

    How I love the American Flag! It is so splendidly majestic. I prefer it to the Union flag of the UK. I really enjoyed reading your editing comments, they are really interesting. Thank you for visiting me too. Happy Tuesday – and we have a plan for the future for you to hear BCGC! take care, Nics

  2. I rather like the grainy effect!

    DAWN TO DUSK

    Yellow’s the color I wear at dawn
    When dancing dewdrops spangle the lawn.

    Red is the color I wear at dusk
    When earth and sky are dry as a husk

    And nothing stirs—not even a wing
    Of bat or swallow or anything!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Boatman in Red

  3. Awesome Kaye, I enjoyed that. Hope you had a blessed day today. Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Blessings to you my friend♥

  4. Hi Susan, Thank you 🙂 Have fun with those cute grandkids this weekend! 🙂

  5. Hi Teacher, Thank you 🙂 It’s fascinating to see the differences, isn’t it? I’m going to have fun comparing the iPhone 3 and 4 soon too! 🙂

  6. Hi Nics, Thank you! 🙂 And hmmmmm, sounds interesting. Looking forward to hearing about it. 🙂

  7. Thanks, Dina. It’s GREAT! 🙂 And it was a very fun and interesting post for me, as well. I was truly surprised at how much of a difference there is between each digital camera. They’re both so easy to use – but there are so many times, the iPhone is handier coz of grandkids. I’m sure going to be interested in how the iphone 3gs compares to the 4! 🙂

  8. Hi Sarah, Thank you! 🙂

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