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You Registered Your Copy, Right?

By Gene McCullagh
October 13, 2011

As photographers we can easily fall into the deep well of creative pursuits and forget about the practical side to creating images. While the rights to your image are set the moment you press the shutter release, proving that is another matter. And that is where the value of registering your copyright becomes important. Most, if not all, countries have some sort of creative protections in place. I will look at this from the U.S. perspective so please investigate your country's copyright laws and procedures if you are not in the U.S..

Lightroom Brush Buildup

By Gene McCullagh
October 11, 2011

Adjustment brushes are a really nice feature in Lightroom. Since they made their appearance localized adjustments became easy within Lightroom and I have found less of a reason to roundtrip images to Photoshop for these kinds of edits. A few months ago we took an in-depth look at the adjustment brush, Adjustment Brush Basics - Part 1 and Adjustment Brush Basics - Part 2. If you are unfamiliar with this tool that would be a good place to start.

3 Tips for Successfully Executing Projects

By Andrew Trice
February 25, 2010

In this post, I've decided to divert from my "norm" of slinging code and doing fun things with data. Instead, I'd like to share some tips I've picked up along the way for executing successful development projects.

10 Tips for Flex Application Performance

By Andrew Trice
September 2, 2009

We're going to keep this post lean and mean, and get down to business with 10 Tips that will keep your Flex applications fast, lean, and responsive. Read on to see the list.

Flex Quick Tip: Detecting Local vs. Remote Instance

By Andrew Trice
February 11, 2009

Have you ever had the need to manage multiple data sources in your application? Perhaps in development you want pull from one data source, and when you are running on a hosted server, pull from another data source. Well, here is an extremely basic, yet useful tip for doing exactly that.

Flex XML Quick Tip

By Andrew Trice
January 28, 2009

Here's a quick tip when working with XML in Flex. E4X is great in most scenarios, it allows you to easily traverse and filter XML-based data structures, and in most cases it is your friend. However, one area where E4X struggles is if you have an XML structure where a node name contains a dash "-" character. Here's how you can get around that issue.

Tracking AIR Usage With a Custom User Agent

By Andrew Trice
December 12, 2008

Here's another handy AIR tip that goes hand-in-hand with my previous tip on accessing application descriptors. Did you know that you can customize the user-agent setting for your AIR applications?

AIR: Tricks with mx:HTML

By Andrew Trice
July 14, 2008

In a number of cases, it is a lot easier to format text for display with HTML, rather than create an ActionScript based component to render complex-formatted text. This is especially the case when you have mixed content that should be displayed inline within the content (images, tables, text wrapping, etc...). Here are a few tricks that you can use to fully take advantage of the mx:HTML control within your applications.

Performance Tip: Dictionaries and Associative Arrays

By Andrew Trice
April 16, 2008

Here's a quick tip to help you squeeze extra performance out of your Flex/ActionScript applications when looping over and crunching lots of data on the client side. Use the dictionary class or associative arrays when you can!

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