The Best Tools And Apps To Make The Most Of Flickr

Flickr is one of the best services available when it comes to organising your photos and sharing them with the world. It can also back up your photos and offers lots of free storage space. Still, it can be even better with a few useful tools made by users like yourself. Here are some of the best.


The Photographer Behind Windows XP's Iconic 'Bliss' Background Shares His Design Tips

In January 1996, Charles “Chuck” O’Rear captured the above photo on his Mamiya RZ 67 film camera while driving through the wine counties of California. It would go on to become the default wallpaper for Windows XP — an image that has been seen by hundreds of millions of people. Here is the story behind the iconic photo, along with O’Rear’s design tips for perfect wallpaper creation.


DIY Pocket-Sized Tripod Takes Blur-Free Photographs

The cheap string tripod is a great trick when you need steady shots without proper equipment. Instructables user inspiredwood took it to the next level with a DIY contraption that makes it a much more pocketable solution.


The Taillights Desktop

Our friend Dobbie03 has been playing with Manjaro Linux, and customised this good-looking desktop that makes us want to switch, too. Here’s how he set it all up.


Lighting Or Hardware: What's More Important When Recording A Tutorial?

For the particularly crafty among us you might, on occasion, feel the need to record a how-to video about your hobby. Sadly, this spark of motivation can be quickly stifled not from a lack of desire, but understanding. If you’re after a few tips on what equipment you’ll need and the best way to approach the task, MAKE’s Becky Stern has some advice for you.


The Picture-Perfect Apple App Developers' Workspace

Today’s featured workspace is meticulously designed, elegant in its grey, white and red colour scheme, and incredibly slick — just like a great iOS or Mac app. It’s the home office of Mark Jardine, who runs Tapbots (the company behind Tweetbot) with his business partner Paul Haddard.


Weekly Wallpaper: Put Some Music On Your Desktop

Musical instruments don’t just have an aural appeal, but a visual one, too. While you can’t shove an awesome guitar or drum kit into your computer, you can put these great music-themed wallpapers on your desktop.


How To Make GIMP Work More Like Photoshop

Over six months ago, I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to the open source alternative, GIMP, for all my personal photography projects. This wasn’t the impossible task that most people believe it is.


Match The Colour And Tone Of Any Photo With Three Simple Adjustments

The right colour balance, contrast and saturation can make a decent image look amazing, but how do you get the look that you want? If you have a style you want to emulate, three simple adjustments can help you achieve it quickly.


Fix Sticking Buttons On Your Ouya Controllers With A Screwdriver

When the Ouya was first released it amassed a lot of criticism over issues with its controllers. One of the most annoying: the buttons get stuck. Youtuber “bitluni’s lab” figured out how to fix it easily.