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Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

While shooting stock images around historic St. Augustine, Florida, and closer to home during Veterans Day events, I used this lens extensively for people, birds, architecture, and various travel subjects to assess autofocus response, IS effectiveness...

David B. Brooks May 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, David B. Brooks, All Rights Reserved

From the earliest days of the digital darkroom it became progressively clear that the color ink jet would become the dominant printer for photographers. Dye sublimation printers still persist, but mostly as either snapshot or event photographer printers. The one digital printer that is familiar to office workers, but...

Joe Farace Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

One of the few problems with digital image capture is you tend to shoot more photographs than if you had to pay for processing them. (You really have to pay for all these extra images--there is no free digital lunch--but that's a topic for another story.) If you're gonna shoot lots of pictures...

Joe Farace 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...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

Acer is not a familiar brand within the digital photography realm, but it is an internationally established maker of personal computers and computer peripherals, including an extensive line of scanners. This newest model Acer...

David B. Brooks 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...

David B. Brooks Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

Probably the one computer product most closely associated with photography is Adobe's Photoshop. Adobe releases a major upgrade of Photoshop every so often that incorporates improvements the company's programmers have developed since...

David B. Brooks 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...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

When Adobe Photoshop Elements was first released I was very favorable to what it would do for the digital darkroom user, and found very few weaknesses. Considering that the price of Elements Version...

David B. Brooks May 01, 2001 0 comments

It was just a matter of time before Adobe would fill the gap between PhotoDeluxe and the full version of Photoshop. The increasing rate of sales of digital cameras was the signal to Adobe that it was time for Adobe Photoshop Elements. The only surprise to me was the estimated street price of...

David B. Brooks Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

In their own language, Adobe claims that Creative Suite is the "powerhouse design environment that revolutionized print and web workflows for creative professionals worldwide." The words that define how Adobe relates their Creative Suite to users is "creative professionals." We can safely assume Adobe is primarily referring to all those who work...

Joe Farace Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

Product cycles being what they are, it seemed to me that it was about time for another iteration of Adobe's Photoshop Elements a.k.a Photoshop for the less well-heeled, and so here it is. In Version 3.0, Adobe gave up on trying to make Elements look like Photoshop and that was a big step forward. In this latest version they've built upon that improved interface to make...

Joe Farace Oct 01, 2004 3 comments

Photos © 2004, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

Light, as they say, "is light." The most important characteristic of monolights, or any kind of lighting system, is the quality and the quantity of the light they produce. Other stuff like recycling time, power...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Tom Fuller Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

To those still on the quest for an affordable, good quality black and white paper, the time has come to sheath your reading glass. Adorama Variable Grade, a medium weight RC available in glossy and Mother-of-Pearl surfaces, meets the requirements and may...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Dave Howard Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

With the inexorable advance of the digital juggernaut, it's always encouraging to witness the introduction of a new, traditional, photographic paper. Adorama's Ador Variable Grade Fiber Base paper being reviewed here is replacing...