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David B. Brooks Posted: Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

As with CRT monitors, LCD displays for computer use exist because of a larger market for television sets. Without that larger market displays for computers would be prohibitively expensive, if available at all. So, an LCD display made and sold for computer use might be appropriately considered a stepchild of the TV industry. A professional graphic display intended to meet the...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Apr 01, 2010 0 comments

LaCie recently began offering a new set of high-performance LCD displays, dubbed their 700 Series. First of all, the screens are high-performance, fine-resolution displays like few I have tested and reviewed. The 700 Series has two features which add immensely to the character and perceptual quality of the color images displayed. Most LCD display screens available today utilize a set of CCFL...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Oct 01, 2001 Published: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

The LCD flat panel display advantages are well-known--a smaller footprint, lower weight, greater energy efficiency, and more consistent color performance over the lifetime of the monitor. Until recently however, the LCD flat panel display has...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Nov 01, 2006 0 comments

After covering many of the new brand name LCD displays in previous Shutterbug reports, I could not ignore LG Electronics' (LGE) LCD displays, in part because they are likely the world's current leader in LCD manufacture, although most of the production is OEM and sold under many different brand names. Recently, however, LGE has been marketing under their own brand name...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Nov 01, 2006 0 comments

LGE L2000C Display
Technical Specifications

Type: 20.1" (51.0cm) Flat Panel Active matrix-TFT LCD, Anti-Glare coating, 20.1" viewable, 0.255mm pixel pitch
Video Input: Signal Input: - 15-pin D-Sub Connector (Analog), DVI - D connector (Digital)
Resolution Max: D-Sub:...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2010 1 comments

One of the most important aspects of this product package is that it’s the first to offer ideal color reproduction for digital photography in an integrated package at a cost many individual photographers can afford.

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David B. Brooks Posted: Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

Corel PHOTO-PAINT is an application with a long history and one that I have used off and on for as many years. This latest Version 9 is not all that different in outward appearance and the included feature set than the previous Version 8, or even 7 for...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

If any one component is the keystone of an effective digital darkroom it is your computer's monitor. Everything that is accomplished in the adjustment of brightness, contrast, and color, and the work of cleaning defects or retouching a portrait, is...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

When it comes to choosing a display for your computer to do photographic image editing and color correction there is an old saying, "You can't control what you can't see." This should be your primary guide as to what to buy. ViewSonic has been a brand name associated with monitors and displays from the earliest days of personal computers and the company...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

When Pantone introduced huey about a year ago, the device was noteworthy for a couple of reasons. The first was the price. At well under $100, it was clearly targeted to the more casual user than previous offerings had been. The huey was also one of the easiest calibration devices to use, and the only one that supported automatic adjustments for ambient light changes.
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David B. Brooks Posted: May 01, 2006 0 comments

Not long ago the last of the 21/22" quality graphic CRT monitors disappeared from the marketplace and a new era of LCD displays came into play. For many doing digital photography editing it was a new and unfamiliar world. It became a particular challenge because many of the models were configured and targeted at a market that is distinctly different from digital photography...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

The few times I have written about personal computers in the past there has not been a product that supports digital photography out of the box. Although Windows PCs available on store shelves today have much more general capability when applied...

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Anthony L. Celeste Posted: Mar 01, 2008 0 comments

In this article, I'll be looking at some plug-in classics that have been around for a while, and at a couple of new programs as well. The new programs include a plug-ins package and a stand-alone application, originally created for motion picture-quality video that's also used to create impressive special effects in photos.

Corel's KPT...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 30, 2012 Published: Jun 01, 2012 2 comments
Tiffen’s Dfx 3.0 offers photographers software that can make their images stand out from the crowd. The bundle is a digital emulation of 2000 of the company’s glass filters that for convenience uses the same names of the company’s Soft/FX or Pro-Mist filters, so those who’ve shot with their filters in the past know exactly what to expect when applying their digital equivalents. For those who haven’t, rest assured that the company who made their name in filters knows their stuff. As a bonus, the software also includes effects created by lenses, lab processes, film grain, color correction, plus natural light effects.

I must confess that previous versions of Tiffen’s Dfx Digital Filter Suite, while interesting, did not make the final cut of power tools in my personal digital toolbox. All that’s changed in 3.0. It takes all of the good stuff from the previous versions, blends in new options, and wraps it around an interface that, while still containing a few less-than-elegant elements, retains its individuality and provides for smooth workflow.

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Jason Schneider Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

About 31/2 years ago something happened that was destined to change my view of filters forever. I was talking shop with an old buddy who happens to be a veteran professional photographer and a bona fide digital guru. In the course of our brief conversation I mentioned that I was using optical filters--namely a graduated ND and a circular polarizer--for a D-SLR project I...

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