Category Archives: CDPUG Blog

Create Stunning Photos with HDR Photography Slides Available for Attendees

Chris Woodman, the speaker for the February 22, 2018 program entitled “Learn how to create stunning and mind-blowing photos with HDR photography” has kindly shared his slides, book recommendations and a discount code for meeting attendees. Link to Aurora HDR info and to use your meeting discount code. Here are links to three books published by creditable photographers. A World… Read more »

Four updated Take Control books for your MUG

Happy holidays! Here in San Diego, Morgen and the kids and I have been busily preparing for Christmas while also doing our best to get another batch of books out before the end of the year. I’m pleased to announce new editions of four popular Take Control titles (all of which update and replace books I previously released independently as… Read more »

Take Control of Lightroom CC” for Your MUG

Dear MUG member, Hello! As more and more of us access and edit photos on many different devices—laptops, desktops, tablets, and phones—we increasingly expect a seamless experience, with our images and edits showing up on all our devices, immediately. To accommodate this shift, Adobe has released a new version of its Lightroom application, Lightroom CC, that is specifically designed for… Read more »

The Top Mistakes Content Creators Make –And How to Avoid Them

Or for anyone at the meeting, they’re more like “misconceptions” than mistakes. Regardless, the presentation was very informative with facts ranging from copyright laws to rules on fair use. The speaker that presented is a well-known figure named Sharon L. Toerek, Principle Toerek Law (if you want to learn more about her in depth, you can right here) who is… Read more »

Save 50% in Take Control’s Spring Book Bargain Bonanza

Good day, fellow Apple aficionados! We felt like having a big sale, but couldn’t find a good hook for it. Sure, tomorrow is World Backup Day, and Joe Kissell’s excellent Backing Up Your Mac: A Joe On Tech Guide is the latest incarnation of Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac, which was one of our most popular books of… Read more »

Gerry Shamray’s “Selfie” accepted in BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition

CDPUG VP Gerry Shamray earned a spot in this year’s BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition. The show opened on Friday, March 10 with a reception and will run through April 1. Gerry’s piece, “Selfie,” is a black and white digital drawing that depicts the artist reflecting on his life via illustrated selfies of himself and his dog. “Selfie” was also shown… Read more »

The Big Gumshoes: a new story by Bill Cohen-Kiraly

This is a shameless plug by me, Bill Cohen-Kiraly. I have published a new story on my site “Songs of a Befuddled Muse” (http://www.befuddledmuse.com)   Please check out “The Big Gumshoes” –What happens when Clumbo, a man dedicated to making kids laugh and bad guys cry, receives a gruesome package by UPS? The Big Gumshoes While on BefuddledMuse.com, check out some… Read more »

Safely Backing Up your Mac & PC – PDF Presentation

The Feburary 2017 CDPUG General Meeting featured our Programming Director, Spike Radway, and Ken Fanger, talking about backing up data on your Mac, PC, iOS & Android Devices. Both of their presentation slides are below for anyone who wants to see it again, or for those who couldn’t attend. Spike’s presentation is here.   Ken’s presentation is here.  

CDPUG January 26, 2017 Meeting Summary

Our January 26, 2017 General Meeting was held at the Garfield Heights, Branch of the Cuyahoga Library. Bill Cohen-Kiraly began with a quick overview of some new features on our website. The main attraction was Garfield Heights Branch Manager Lane Edwards II showing us the digital resources the library has to offer, with a focus on graphic design. Lane showed users… Read more »