20 free ways to manage video, music, and photos

Downloads and services like Grooveshark, Jinni, and Phoenix help you make the most of your digital entertainment.

Shutterbug Assistance, at Your Service

Whether you're an amateur photographer or an avid photo uploader, the five tools we've collected can help you get the best from your images.

Easy Poster Printer is a desktop app that lets you adjust any high-resolution digital photograph and print it as a poster (which, at its largest, can be 21 by 21 yards). You print your poster in sections and then simply assemble the final product.

Photographers call the day's first and last hour of sunlight the golden hour in honor of the great light available during those time periods. Plug your location into the Google Maps mashup The Golden Hour Calculator to determine the exact times when it arrives.

Photoshop may be the king of photo editing tools, but it's also expensive and too powerful for most users. The desktop app Paint.Net is a lightweight, powerful, and easy-to-use alternative that can handle almost any editing task.

Want to quickly punch up a couple of photos before you share them on Facebook or Flickr? Sign up with Aviary's Phoenix image editor, an impressive tool that looks and feels like a desktop image editing application but lives exclusively on the Web.

Digital photos can reach many megabytes in size, so uploading images without resizing them can be slow. Download Shrink Pic, a simple but ingenious utility that automatically resizes images when you upload them to the Web.

About the authors: Adam Pash is the editor of Lifehacker. Rick Broida writes PCWorld's Hassle-Free PC blog.

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