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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 20 - 25 February 2017

Hello and Welcome,

Meetings for This Week:

Tuesday Group - Tuesday 21st Feb - 9:30 am - 12 noon

Tim Kelly has a bit of material left over from the last Tuesday presentation which he can talk about.

It is primarily a look at some "interesting" free Windows apps.


See also updated Digital Photography topic, below

Family History - Tuesday 21st Feb - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Terry Eakin reports: Next week I'll be covering 'Free UK Genealogy' a topic I will learn a lot about over the next few days. The three web addresses provide free access worldwide to UK family history records.

These sites are

These three sites are under an umbrella site www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk .

This site works with volunteers to provide transcriptions of UK records which are made available to about 40,000 family history researchers daily.

I'm sure you will find the session on Tuesday very interesting. I look forward to seeing you there.

Digital Photography - Friday 24th Feb - 9:30 am - 12 noon

Roger Foulds will choose some of the review items from the latest Digital Photography Review (https://www.dpreview.com/).

There is a program from Ashampoo, called "DENOISE projects" which is supposed to make digital photographs crystal-clear. Roger will try to see how this is possible.

The claim from Ashampoo:

Digital cameras are quickly out of their depths when it comes to poor lighting. Both cellphone and standalone cameras are plagued by image noise in dark or artificially lit environments.

DENOISE projects is the only software that can remove all seven types of image noise: luminance noise, color noise, banding, color clouding, hot pixel, salt & pepper and gaps. The newly developed noise reduction technology "smart pattern matching" will denoise your images perfectly while preserving image sharpness, colors and the finest details.

Meeting next Week:

MAIN Meeting and Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 28th Feb 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Tips:

Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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