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Web/Android/iOS: Human trafficking is a massive, global problem — one that an app alone won't solve, but one that this app may be able to help with, just a little bit. TraffickCam asks you to snap pictures of your hotel room, creating a database that can be matched to rooms in photos with trafficking victims.

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You've likely noticed that most city street lights aren't quite pure white. Some emit a warm, orange colour, while others are cold and green. When you're shooting photos that can be an annoyance if you don't want the colours to distract from your scene, but the types of light used are so common that you can easily compensate for them.

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The lens you use with your camera plays a huge part in determining the quality of photos you get, but a lot of casual photographers don't want to invest in expensive lenses and stick to whatever comes with the camera. Here are a few ways to eke out a little more functionality out of a kit lens.

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For years you've been saying you're going to scan all the photos you have in shoeboxes in the basement. Now's as good a time as any. There are a few smartphone apps that will help you with this so you don't need to pay someone or drag out a scanner to do it, but Photomyne and Google's recently released PhotoScan are the two top choices.

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Apple's iCloud has a long and troubled past, but the company keeps pushing it for iPhone and Mac users with every new operating system update. Don't be fooled. The service is an inconsistent mess and more trouble than it's worth.

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Sharpening a photo digitally can be a helpful way to bring out the textures in a soft image, but sharpening too much can create an annoying 'ghost' effect around hard lines. Here's a better way to do it in Photoshop without overemphasising the hard edges.