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Joe Farace Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

One of the first things digital imagers are in a hurry to do after capturing an image is to print it. It is here in the real "digital darkroom" where pixographers have made technical advances that have freed them from some of the restrictions...

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Joe Farace Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

You don't have to have
your computer stolen to lose data. Sometimes hard disk crashes or other
hardware failures will destroy data.


The heart of the problem of lost data is two fold: Many people think...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

"All power corrupts but we need the electricity."--Anonymous

Those people who tell me they capture everything in raw format remind me of those photographers who used to shoot "everything on Velvia." Heck, I don't even shoot everything on CompactFlash. My Canon EOS-1D Mark II takes both CompactFlash and Secure Digital cards. Well Bunky, if...

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Joe Farace Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

"Is this the party to whom I am speaking?"--Lily Tomlin as Ernestine

There was some concern in various corners of our industry that not enough young people were becoming interested in...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

"Vitaque mancipio nulli datur, omnibus usu."--Lucretius (96-55 B.C.)

I happen to think that the process of making photographs extends beyond snapping a shutter. Manipulating images has...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

I have a confession to make:
In all of the 50 plus years that I've been making images, I've never photographed
a resolution chart. I have always judged a lens or camera's performance
by how much I liked using it and how good the photographs looked. Ine...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

It makes no difference if
you take pictures with a Pentax K-1000 and paste them into an album
or capture images using an Epson 850Z digital camera and place them
in an eBooks digital album or on the web atPhotoPoint.co...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

"Living is having ups and downs and sharing them with friends."--Trey Parker & Matt Stone

There are lots of photo-sharing sites, even good ones, too, like Smugmug (www.smugmug.com) and Webshots (

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

"I am a Shutterbug subscriber and recently received the June issue." So begins a recent e-mail. "On page 74, Mr. Joe Farace describes the xD card as being `mostly useless.' I recently purchased an...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

To upgrade, or not to upgrade--that
is the question."--With apologies to William Shakespeare's
Hamlet

There comes a time in your
digitalimagin...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

FlashPix Farewell
Back in the last millennium--1996 to be exact--the FlashPix file format was hailed as the next great graphics file breakthrough. Back in these olden days FlashPix was touted as the new, open standard for digital...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"--Stephen Wright

After you open an ink jet printer's box, the manufacturer warns you about using third-party inks and how doing so can void the warranty. In the automotive world, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

When the outside temperature hit 100 yesterday, I knew it must be time to write my annual "stocking stuffer" column. The best stocking stuffers are relatively inexpensive, useful to the recipient, and small enough to fit in a stocking, but some of...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

This year, more and more people will be doing shopping for that perfect holiday gift by using the Internet. Why not? It's the best place available to find a state of the art gift for your favorite digital imager--or maybe even yourself. A web search...

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Joe Farace Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."--Wayne Gretsky

Back in the Cretaceous era while studying photography at the Maryland Institute of Art, I was privileged to have Jack Wilgus as an instructor. One of my fondest memories of...