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Joe Farace Feb 01, 2009 2 comments

One of the reasons photographic purists usually refer to black and white prints as “monochrome” is that it’s a more precise descriptive term that also covers images produced in sepia and other tones.

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Darryl C. Nicholas Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

You may not think of Photoshop as being a flat-bed scanner tool, but it's way ahead of whatever is in second place. Recently we had a customer who wanted a whole shoebox of family snapshots scanned and converted to digital files. This could have been a very time-consuming job if it were not for Photoshop CS and the delightful way it works with all flat-bed scanners.
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Steve Bedell Sep 01, 2007 1 comments

I had a thought (it happens!) back in the `80s. I was thinking how great it would be to create a portrait piece of someone that combined several images together to show the many facets of that individual. Let's take an example. Suppose you were commissioned to do a portrait of a young man. His interests may include playing football, swimming, sailing, playing guitar...

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Eric Seeger Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Pop quiz: What's the keystroke to sharpen an image in Photoshop 6.0? If you said Crtl/Cmd+S you're wrong--that's the combination for Save. Don't start guessing wildly because this is a trick question. This elementary shortcut does...

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Jon Canfield Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Hello, and welcome to Output Options. In this column, I'll be covering issues and topics related to how you can get the most from your images after you've made the pictures and have downloaded them into your computer. Whether you need information...

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Jon Canfield Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

This month I'm going to focus on optimizing your digital images for display on the web. The biggest challenge most photographers face is creating a good print, but web display can be just as challenging and has its own unique set of needs. Images shown on the web or in e-mail need to find a balance between the size and the quality of...

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Jon Canfield Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

One of the most popular software areas recently has been DVD slide show creation programs. With the increased number of DVD writers it's becoming easier than ever to put your images on DVD for playback on computers and televisions. This is especially popular for sharing images with family members who may not have a computer or just don't want to deal with e-mailing...

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Jon Canfield Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

Based on e-mails I've received from the first Output Options column (ColorPlus: Affordable And Easy Color Management, September/October eDigitalPhoto), many of you are struggling with the quality of prints--even after calibrating your monitor. So, just in time for the holiday season and the increase in family photos that many people have, I'd like to talk about...

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Jon Canfield Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

In my last column I covered using Unsharp Mask to sharpen your images for output, whether print or screen. This time, we'll go a step further and talk about selective sharpening. Why would you want to use selective sharpening? It's the ideal choice when working on portraits, where you want to keep the skin smooth but have good detail and focus on the eyes. You'll...

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Jon Canfield Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

One of the most frequent questions I get from readers or students is about dpi, or dots per inch. There's a great deal of confusion out there on what the best settings are, and it isn't being made any easier by the use of two different measurements for resolution.

First, we have ppi, or pixels per inch, which usually applies to image resolution. This is...

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Jon Canfield Jan 01, 2008 1 comments

OK, you've done all the right things--you've calibrated your display using one of the hardware devices such as the X-Rite i1Display 2, Pantone huey, or ColorVision Spyder2. You've set your Photoshop work space up correctly, using Adobe RGB or ProPhoto RGB as the color space for your documents, and you've made all the right selections in the printer...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

For those of you who do pro or semi-pro shooting, you probably already know about package printing. It's when you send a negative to a lab and ask them to make up an order from it that would be something like (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s, (2)...

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David B. Brooks Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

This last year of the century, 1999, saw the emergence of the digital darkroom. Most of the products I reported on during the year included scanners, printers, and digital cameras as well as new versions of image-editing software, all parts of a digital...

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Rainer Wenzl Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

Over 200 years ago, scientists and photographers experimented with light-sensitive chemicals and developed a photographic printing process that utilizes watercolor paper coated with a base of gum arabic solution with dichromate salt and pigment. This solution, when exposed to sunlight, becomes insoluble and is able to withstand the test of time.

This photographic...