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George Schaub Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

Mac users can use Aperture to attain good foundation monochrome images from digital camera and scanned RGB files. Because Aperture treats the original raw file as sacrosanct, and works in Versions from what it dubs the Master, many options can be explored before exporting the file to image-manipulation software for further refinement. As with any conversion software, I suggest...

David B. Brooks May 01, 2002 0 comments

A new desktop computer model, a new operating system, and a new monitor model all at once is a rare occasion for a product test and review. Besides putting me on my toes by requiring me to learn new ways of working, I used the release of two graphics applications for the OS X operating system, Corel...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

Apple's eMac Computer

In my e-mail not long ago I received an announcement from Apple Computer about their newest computer offering for the educational market--the eMac. This new model was designed specifically for students...

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David B. Brooks Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

It has been about a year since I first tried Apple's Aperture, reported on in the May 2006 issue of Shutterbug (available at www.shutterbug.com; type Aperture into the Search box). Since, Aperture has been updated via automatic upgrades from Apple. The Apple Aperture application for professional photographers as I described in my report was the first of its kind devoted...

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John Brandon Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

In a perfect world, photos would magically transport themselves from your camera to a safe location, fully metatagged and color corrected. Alas, the professional's workflow is not that simple. In a digital age, a streamlined workflow hinges on two factors: photo viewing speed and editing agility.

Apple's Aperture 2.1 addresses both...

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John Brandon Sep 01, 2010 0 comments

Aperture 3 is an amazingly powerful workflow aid for any photographer. An improved interface that promotes a “work the way you want” aesthetic makes it easy to learn and use.

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David B. Brooks May 01, 2006 0 comments

With so many digital SLR cameras sold in the last few years it was inevitable that programmers would put together solutions to serve all of the needs of photographers in a comprehensive application. That Apple would be out front with their slick and powerful Aperture application, I think, caught some off guard. But considering all the independent activity in conversion support...

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David B. Brooks Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

A computer system is essential to digital photography image processing and editing. Its components are a central processing unit, input devices like a keyboard and mouse, and a display/monitor. Only one of the computer's components has a significant role affecting the quality of photo images created, edited, and processed, and that is the display. To use software like...

Steve Bedell Jun 21, 2013 Published: May 01, 2013 3 comments
The job of auto-retouching software is to retouch faces quickly, easily, and with as little human intervention as possible. Most require you to either set or confirm where the major points of the face are, like the eyes, ears, and lips. After you’ve identified those areas, the software then goes about its business of transforming little Pamela into little Princess.
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Joseph A. Dickerson Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

Whether it’s with film using my large format gear or capturing multiple images on my digital camera to be stitched together later in the computer, I’m nuts for panoramas.

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John Brandon Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

PhotoStudio 6 is a feature-rich application in its own right; for instance, you can create layers for image editing, paint on the image with a variety of brushes, and apply artistic effects.

David B. Brooks Jan 21, 2014 Published: Dec 01, 2013 0 comments
“Over the last few years seeking monitor/display units that serve to perform with adjustment and color management to resolve the problems of too bright LCD displays causing too dark prints, my reaction has usually been mixed. I have to report that this was less so with this display than with even more sophisticated and expensive displays.”
Steve Bedell Jun 18, 2013 Published: May 01, 2013 2 comments
As more photos are made on more types of devices, there’s a need for resultant images that aren’t just “OK” but as good as they can be. And part of the need, it would seem, is that some folks don’t want to spend a lot of time learning complex programs to get the image results they want. Companies like Athentech Imaging aim to make it a one-click affair.
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Anthony L. Celeste 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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Howard Millard Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Are you ready to go beyond traditional borders? Whether you want to enhance your photos with photographic edges like film sprockets or a Polaroid transfer look, or you prefer to emulate traditional art media such as watercolor or charcoal, or your goal is to create out of this world digital...