Digital Darkroom

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Howard Millard Posted: Mar 01, 2004 1 comments

Do you backup your digital photos onto CD or DVD discs? Whether your digital pictures are JPEG or raw files from a digital camera, scans from prints, negatives, or slides, or corrected and enhanced versions saved in your image-editing software's...

Steve Bedell Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

Now that digital is no longer new, a few rules of the road have been established that most folks would agree yield better quality results. Of course, you might find that bending the rules might be fun, and that there's still lots to learn. But these...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

When I read this press release headline, "Canon launches world's first film scanning capable, bus-powered 2400x4800dpi CIS scanner," I was intrigued. Then learning that the CanoScan LiDE 80 also features 48-bit color depth, only requires...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

A few years ago I sold all my traditional darkroom equipment, lock, stock, and tongs. After sitting untouched in my new home's basement for several years, I decided it all had to go. I loaded enlarger, lenses, carriers, and trays into my car, and took them to a local photo show and sold...

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Ben Clay/Web Photo School Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Taking macro shots can be quite fun, particularly if you're shooting some interesting subject matter. It's good to remember that there are times when your depth of field can get so shallow as to throw parts of your subject out of focus...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

There are several great plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop that will create all sorts of edge effects, borders, and frames. But, this procedure uses only the basic Photoshop tools to create a very nice ragged edge. The procedure also demonstrates several features that can be applied to lots of other...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

As some of you may already know, when you install Photoshop not all of the application is immediately loaded. There are many features and options that require further attention to become accessible. Photoshop "Styles" is one of those...

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

Most printers strive to make fine prints. Some succeed while others fail. The road to success does not start in the darkroom; it starts before you ever press the shutter release.
A fine print can be of any subject. The single most important key to...

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Jay Abend Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

How important are your negatives and transparencies? Do you have them neatly arranged in archival pages, or strewn all over your living room floor? Even if you're not a terribly organized person you realize the importance of the processed film...

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Uwe Steinmueller Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

The Raw Deal

The most common image format use these days with digital cameras is the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format. The obvious limitation of JPEG is that it is most often used for its excellent but lossy compression format...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

The Darkroom

Knowing how to use a "brush" in Photoshop is critical to being able to do very much of anything in this great digital application. Photoshop ships with hundreds of different, ready-made, brushes. Each one of them can then be further customized to meet...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Making Digital Photos Sing

Photoshop, in one version or another, is the image-editing application of choice by the majority of photographers. Although it can work miracles with images, the quality and effectiveness of the result is in large part due to what is done initially when...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

Toward The Perfect Print

No doubt many of you found a digital camera and printer under your tree this year. If it's the first time you've made a digital photo print, the chances are you'll obtain a quite...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

In color photography there are six photographic colors (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow) plus density and contrast. In order to look at a print and correctly identify what might be wrong with the color balance it is necessary...

Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

Photoshop Power Tools

You can build a house with hand tools but it'll go much faster if you use more power. I believe in using power tools for digital imaging, and, for me, the digital equivalent is Photoshop plug-ins. You...

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