What is PhotoWalkthrough?
PhotoWalkthrough is a free photography and photo editing show aimed at showing you ways to improve your pictures as you take them and on your computer afterwards. Shows come out approximately weekly and can be watched in your web browser or you can subscribe to the podcast feed for free and have new episodes downloaded for you automatically whenever they're released.
How do I watch?
There are two ways to watch PhotoWalkthrough. You can either watch shows directly in your web browser or you can subscribe (for free) to the podcast feed and have new shows automatically downloaded for you whenever they're released.
Watch on your computer in your web browser
All you need to do to watch PhotoWalkthrough shows directly from the website is have Adobe Flash installed. Most web browsers already have Flash installed but if you don't you can download it for free from the Adobe Flash Download Page. If you have Flash installed then you'll see a large video window on the page with a play button in the middle. Click the play button to watch the video in your browser.
Or for older shows you might not see a video window. In that case click on show name like this:
There's a good chance you've already got Quicktime installed, especially if you're using an Apple computer or if you own an iPod. Just click on video tutorials at the top of the page to see a list of all the tutorial images we've covered. Click on an image to go to a page where you can see all the chapters and click links to view the shows.
Watch on your computer by downloading the high quality version
To watch the show on your computer by downloading the high quality versions of the show you will need Apple Quicktime on your computer. Typically if you have iTunes installed then you'll already have Quicktime and many other applications can install Quicktime as well. If you don't already have it you can download it from the Apple Quicktime Download Page. Once you have Quicktime installed you simply need to look for the download button, right click on it and choose "Save this link as.." or "Save target as..". The download button can look like this:
Or for older shows you can download the high quality version by finding the show name that looks like this:
Watch on your iPod or iPhone...
Watching PhotoWalkthrough on your iPod or iPhone is incredibly simple. Just follow the instructions below under, "How do I subscribe to the podcast feed?". Use iTunes and your podcasts will be automatically synchronized to your device.
Make sure your podcasts are synchronized with your iPod by connecting your iPod to your computer and then in iTunes choose your iPod from the list on the left. Choose the Podcasts tab at the top and make sure that your settings are set to synchronize PhotoWalkthrough by selecting "All podcasts" or "Selected podcasts" and then putting a tick next to PhotoWalkthrough in the list.
Watch on Apple TV...
Watching PhotoWalkthrough on your Apple TV works just the same way as for watching on an iPod. Subscribe to the show in iTunes by following the instructions below under "How do I subscribe to the podcast feed?". Then in iTunes select your Apple TV in the list on the left and choose the "Podcasts" tab at the top. Make sure that your settings are set to synchronize PhotoWalkthrough by selecting "All podcasts" or "Selected podcasts" and then putting a tick next to PhotoWalkthrough in the list.
Watch from a subscription on your computer...
You don't need an iPod or an Apple TV or any other device to watch PhotoWalkthrough from a podcast subscription. You can just install free Apple iTunes, subscribe using the instructions below under, "How do I subscribe to the podcast feed?", and then watch shows from within iTunes. Click on Podcasts in the list on the left to see all the podcasts you're subscribed to. Click the triangle next to the name of a show to see all the episodes available and then double click on an episode name to start it playing.
How do I subscribe to the podcast feed?
If you're not even sure what a podcast is then check the next question below, "what is a podcast:?".
Subscribing to most podcasts is completely free and PhotoWalkthrough is no exception. To subscribe you'll need some kind of podcast "catcher" software . The most popular program for this is Apple iTunes and if you own an Apple computer or an iPod then chances are that you already have it installed. If not then you can download iTunes for free by clicking here.
Once you've got iTunes you can subscribe to PhotoWalkthrough by clicking here or on the link at the top of the page. iTunes will open a page about the show with a Subscribe button on it. Click subscribe and PhotoWalkthrough will be added to your list of Podcasts in the Podcasts section of iTunes.
If you're using something other than iTunes then the feed address you need to use to subscribe is feed://www.photowalkthrough.com/photowalkthrough/rss.xml.
What is a podcast?
A podcast is like a television or radio show that you can download and watch or listen to on your computer or on an iPod or any other music playing device. You don't need an iPod to watch or listen to a podcast. And best of all you can watch or listen to a podcast whenever it suits you. You can pause, fast forward and rewind at will.
The vast majority of podcasts are completely free and PhotoWalkthrough is no exception. And there are podcasts covering almost every topic under the sun. Take a look at the iTunes podcast directory to find shows that cover YOUR interests.
And the best thing about podcasts is that you can subscribe to them (still for free) using "podcast catcher" software like iTunes. Subscribing simply means that your computer will occasionally check to see if a new show has been released and if it has it will automatically download it for you. And if you have an iPod, an Apple TV or another portable player then shows can automatically be synchronized there for you as well.
Why should I subscribe?
The best thing about subscribing to PhotoWalkthrough's podcast feed is that new shows will automatically be downloaded whenever they're released. You don't need to remember to check, they'll just appear on your computer ready to watch. It's like having a TIVO subscription to a TV show.
Another benefit of subscribing is that it allows me as the producer of the show to see more accurately how many people are watching the show. I don't get ANY personal information from you or your computer. All I get from your subscription is a number telling me how many people downloaded from the podcast feed. This is useful to me because it helps me promote my show. If you watch PhotoWalkthrough and find it useful I'd very much appreciate you taking the time to subscribe. Remember it's free and it'll make watching podcasts much easier.
What do I need to watch PhotoWalkthrough?
If you're watching the show in your web browser then all you need is a computer with a fast internet connection and Apple Quicktime installed. The software is free and available to download from here.
To be sure you never miss an episode of PhotoWalkthrough we recommend that you subscribe to the show's podcast feed. Subscribing is free and you'll need some kind of podcast catching software to subscribe through. Apple iTunes is free and comes with Quicktime bundled in. You can download it here then subscribe to PhotoWalkthrough by clicking here.
You DON'T need an iPod to watch or listen to a podcast!
What's an RSS feed?
RSS feed is the techie name for a podcast feed. Strictly speaking RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and it's a way of letting programs like iTunes know when something new has been published. Podcasting uses RSS to tell podcast catcher software about new shows.