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Adobe has just released a Windows 8 version of Photoshop Express; a free photo editor optimised for touch PCs and tablets. The app comes with a range of basic editing tools with the option to buy additional filters and enhancements should you require them.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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If the DIY Fibre Optic Ring Flash we wrote about last month required too many specialist parts for your taste, check out this much simpler remix. The construction is easy and done with common household items. The blog entry itself isn't in English, but the abundant photos speak for themselves. To build this ring flash, you'll need some pretty easy-to-find components. The body of the ring flash is built out of a plastic food container, which looks pretty similar to the plastic takeout containers my local Chinese take-out spot uses. From there the project follows the path of DIY greatness, requiring white card stock, tinfoil, and, of course, duct tape. While the end result don't have the fancier features of a commercial flash ring, it does get the job done for casual use and experimentation.

DIY Ring Flash

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Firefox only (Windows/Mac/Linux): View Exif data for photos you're viewing in Firefox—like camera make, model, exposure, and other technical details—with the FxIF Firefox extension. Once installed, right-click any image (from the looks of things it needs to be the original image—not thumbnailed, for example) and click Properties. In addition to Firefox's default set of image properties, FxIF adds the Exif data as well. On the other hand, if you're only interested in the Exif data for Flickr pics, check out the Flickr EXIF Decorator Greasemonkey script. FxIF is free, works wherever Firefox does.

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