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Picture It!
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] There are dozens of software products for editing and organizing digital pictures, whether they are downloaded from a digital camera, copied by a scanner, or received by e-mail. Every digital camera and scanner comes with such software. There are also many programs that will create ... (Read More)

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Hand-Helds for Antiquers
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Hand-Helds for Antiquers by John P. Reid, [email protected] Hand-held computers, sometimes called personal digital assistants or PDAs, were discussed in the December 2002 issue. Their uses as appointment calendars, address books, and memo pads were described. During the intervening six months, I have carried one of these gadgets in my ... (Read More)

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Classic Problems
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] There are a few classic problems that every computer user will encounter. These problems are not specific to antiques software, but antiquers may have more trouble with them because antiquers seldom operate in an office environment with a computer guru close at hand. One of ... (Read More)

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Travel and Utility Programs
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Before discussing useful utility programs for computer users, I would like to give an update on Internet travel resources. In the November 2001 issue, this column reported on a long trip to a Central American nation planned entirely on the Internet, including everything from what ... (Read More)

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Cataloging for Collectors
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] It is a rite of autumn. As the leaves turn to red and gold, press relations representatives of software companies send out review copies of new or improved products to anyone who has ever written about computers. The crop this fall is unusually large. I ... (Read More)

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Spam
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Unsolicited e-mail or spam is one of life's regular annoyances. Junk mail from the post office does not seem as bad, and unsolicited telephone calls have greatly decreased because of the national do-not-call list. Spam is on the increase. Spam is usually seamy. Postal junk ... (Read More)

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Archives, Web Page Changes, and Mall Software
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Accessible Archives There are many useful databases available on the World Wide Web. We have often mentioned the Maine Antique Digest prices database. It includes thousands of illustrated auction results and is useful to collectors, dealers, and appraisers. Beginning in April it will be available ... (Read More)

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E-Mail
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E-Mail by John P. Reid, [email protected] E-mail has become a part of life for many. It is often the preferred method of personal and business correspondence--easy, quick, and cheap. For example, buying and selling on the Web often involves an e-mail exchange about description details or payment methods, and nothing beats ... (Read More)

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Pictures, Slides, and Checks
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] A universal picture file viewer, a program to create computer slide shows, and software for designing bank checks are discussed. Picture Viewer It is always fun to find free software that works well. IrfanView is a digital picture viewer and editor with some useful special ... (Read More)

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Mall Software, Travel
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Antiques mall software is to some extent a cottage industry. A mall owner wanting to automate sales recording and dealer payment will pay to have a custom program written. Others in the area will see it and buy it for their malls. Pretty soon the ... (Read More)
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