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Cris Daniels Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

Using the current hardware and software technology available, digital imaging now provides a virtually unlimited palette of capabilities for photographers. Along with the various benefits that come with this control, there are also numerous variables that...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

Instead of the usual numerical version increase for Photoshop, this latest edition is named Adobe Photoshop CS (Creative Suite). This identifies this version as part of a larger upgrade of most of Adobe's graphics applications, including--in...

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

ACDSee has always been a powerful image management tool for Microsoft Windows users, and the latest version is no exception, but sometimes you need a little more power. That's when you need to kick it up a notch and spend a few extra bucks for the PowerPack edition. ACDSee PowerPack costs...

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Howard Millard Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Corel Painter, now in Version 8, has been among the world's top painting and drawing programs for more than a decade. So what does this mean for photographers? Painter 8 includes powerful, controllable commands to convert your photos to look like...

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John Townley Posted: Jan 01, 2004 2 comments

What if you had to make an exciting movie but the one thing you wasn't able to do was actually film it? Dialog, music, OK--but no footage. None. That's something the likes of historical film director Ken Burns has had to do many times in...

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John Townley Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

We've lost a lot of files in our day--mostly by forgetting to back them up--but photo and movie files have always managed to hang around unscathed, probably because we are rather slow with our equipment and constantly charging it, checking...

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Anthony L. Celeste Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Although plug-ins are often referred to as "Photoshop Plug-ins," most of them can be used in many photo editors other than Photoshop (such as Corel Photo-Paint and Ulead PhotoImpact). Since everyone doesn't own a copy of Photoshop...

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Chris Maher and Larry Berman Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

The web is a wonderful resource, in part because it is so easy for people to share what they know by simply putting up a web page. Of course, if you have to learn HTML before you can begin, it's not so simple. But many web-authoring packages are on the market, each striving to combine ease of use...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

When editing photo files, Photoshop is the first application that comes to mind. When it comes to scanning software, LaserSoft's SilverFast has acquired a similar association. However, most who are familiar with SilverFast, due to the many scanners...

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Cris Daniels Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Paint Shop Pro 8 is the latest version of Jasc Software's premier image-editing software package for Windows. Sharing many of the same capabilities of more expensive image-editing software, Paint Shop Pro 8 provides the resources to create and manipulate images with complete flexibility by...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Photographers, as a group, are far from united in their view of the role Adobe Systems' Photoshop plays in the imaging process. Some believe that many of Photoshop's creative tools are designed for "photographers who don't know how to take pictures correctly" or...

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Cris Daniels Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

One of the most beneficial and cost-effective procedures that anyone involved in digital imaging can perform is calibration and profiling of their computer display. Implementing a successful color management workflow begins with this task, and rewards the user with a high degree of accuracy...

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

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw Plug-In

Just a few years ago, when the digital camera was just beginning to catch on, image media storage capacity was very limited and expensive. To conserve this small capacity cameras were designed to...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Phase One's "Capture One DSLR"

One of the watershed products in the ongoing digital revolution is the Canon EOS-1Ds. Its 11 million pixel full frame CMOS sensor, rugged weatherproof body, and stunning image quality has...

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John Rettie Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Build Your Own Color Imaging Computer

Don't worry; you will not need a soldering iron to build your own computer. In fact all you need is a Phillips screwdriver and maybe a pair of needle nose pliers. But then, why would anyone build...

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