Mirja Heide's RefreshFotos Newsletter
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September 26th is Save Your Photos Day!

Learn how to preserve your digital photos, film photographs and family treasures for generations. Join an event near you or visit the Save Your Photos Day website for tips and resources:
In observance of SYPD, I am focusing on a "photos" theme for this newsletter . E njoy!

~Mirja
TipsWinMac
Display a Slideshow of Your Photos on Your Computer

Windows 10: Display a Slideshow on the Desktop Background 
  • Click the Windows icon
  • Click SETTINGS
  • Click PERSONALIZATION
  • Click BACKGROUND
  • For Background menu, click SLIDESHOW
  • Click BROWSE to select the album of photos to use for the slideshow
  • Click CHOOSE THIS FOLDER
  • For "Change Picture Every": select the number of minutes
  • Click OK
Windows 8: Display a Slideshow on the Lock Screen
  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen
  • Tap SETTINGS
  • Tap CHANGE PC SETTINGS
  • Tap PC AND DEVICES
  • Tap LOCK SCREEN
  • Tap PLAY A SLIDESHOW ON THE LOCK SCREEN
  • Tap ADD A FOLDER to select the folder of photos to use for the slideshow
  • Tap CHOOSE THIS FOLDER
  • Tap OK
Windows 7: Display a Screen Saver Slideshow 
  • Click the Start button to open the menu
  • Click CONTROL PANEL
  • In the Search box, type: screen saver
  • Click CHANGE SCREEN SAVER
  • Under Screen Saver, click the list, then click PHOTOS
  • Click SETTINGS
  • Click BROWSE to select the folder of photos to use for the slideshow, then click OK
  • Click SHUFFLE PICTURES
  • Click SAVE
  • Click OK
Mac: Display a Screen Saver Slideshow
  • Click the Apple icon (top left of screen)
  • Click SYSTEM PREFERENCES
  • Click DESKTOP & SCREEN SAVER
  • Select a screen saver design from the available options
  • Click the SOURCE menu
  • Click PHOTO LIBRARY
  • Select the set of photos to use for the slideshow (i.e. album or event)
  • Click CHOOSE
  • Click SHUFFLE SLIDE ORDER
  • For "Start After": select the number of minutes
  • Close (X) the window
TipsiPhoneiPad
Software Update

Apple has released iOS 9, the latest software update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. To learn more about this update, visit Apple's website:

Ask Siri to Search for Your Photos & Videos

In iOS 9, you can ask Siri to show you photos and videos based on date, location and album title.
 
Press and hold the HOME button until you hear the beeps, then speak to Siri:
  • "Show my favorite photos"
  • "Show my photos from May 2015"
  • "Show my photos from New York City"
  • "Show my Slo-mo videos"
Classes
3-Week Course $150
10:00am - 12:00pm, Fridays - September 25, October 2, October 9 
Miracle Mile Plaza Business Center, Vero Beach  
 
Bring your device to class and learn by doing! Increase your iPhone/iPad comfort level and proficiency. Easily connect with friends and family. Discover the world at your fingertips. This 3-week course is designed for beginners who wish to understand the most important features and functions of the iPhone/iPad. The course teaches you how to use a range of apps including Mail, Contacts, Messages, FaceTime, Safari and Maps. You will also learn practical tips, how to download and use apps from the App Store and how to customize your device to suit your needs and interests. 

Practice exercises will be given in class to help you easily learn how to use your device. Take-home exercises will be given between classes to provide you with the opportunity to practice what you're learning on your own. Receive a detailed course handout with step-by-step instructions. 
3-Week Course $150
2:30pm - 4:30pm, Fridays - September 25, October 2, October 9 
Miracle Mile Plaza Business Center, Vero Beach 
 
Capture the smiles of family and friends. Record a beautiful sunrise. From every day moments to special events, take great photos and videos with your iPhone/iPad. This 3-week course is designed for beginners who wish to use the wide range of camera modes and features available within the Camera app and Photos app. Learn how to shoot, edit, organize and share your photos and videos. Also learn fun and practical photography tips and how to add creative touches to your images.

Practice exercises will be given in class to help you learn how to use your device and improve your photography skills. Take-home exercises will be given between classes to provide you with the opportunity to practice what you're learning on your own. Receive a detailed course handout with step-by-step instructions.
All Classes Require Pre-Registration with Payment.
CLICK HERE for the Complete Class Listing & To Register
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  • Own a permanent digital home for your treasured memories.
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Benefits of Forever
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  • Private: You own the storage space and everything that goes in it. Control who can view your photos.
  • Organized: Upload photos easily. Create beautiful photo albums and curate your stories.
  • Mobile: Access your photos wherever you are.
  • Social: Share directly with friends & family and via email/social networks using a link you control.
How To Get Started With a Free 3 GB Account
Visit Forever.com to learn more and set up an account online or download the app which is available for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android.

Need Assistance Setting Up a Forever Account? I can help!
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