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Joe Farace Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

One of the biggest challenges facing many digital imagers is the constant introduction of new hardware and software products. Decisions about upgrading software is not much different than when your favorite camera manufacturer introduces a new...

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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, 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...

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Joe Farace Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

It is expected that 13.9 billion amateur digital images were created during 2000 in the US alone.--InfoTrends Research Group.

One question I'm often asked by friends...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

Proving that in digital imaging, like the rest of photography "there are no absolutes," I've been forced to re-examine my original contention that there are just three major phases of digital imaging. To my original trifecta of image...

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Joe Farace Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

Take a look at the photograph of me that accompanies this month's column. Nothing remarkable, wouldn't you say? I am standing in front of the Applied Science Fiction (ASF) stand at the photokina 2000 show in Köln, Germany, last...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

"It has taken me many years as an active image-maker to fully embrace the idea that the entire photographic process is an act of metamorphosis." --Jerry Uelsmann

If you shoot a...

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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...

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Joe Farace Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

"To have a camera is to open your world, to take a bite out of a moment"
--Sharon J. Wohlmuth

In Shutterbug's Photography Buyer's Guide 2000, you'll find information on computer monitors...

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 Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

"What we are seeing now is the first wave of changes in our industry in which computers, telecommunications, and entertainment will merge"--Joe Farace, February, 1985

When I wrote the above statement...

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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...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

I try to have fun with digital images every day. This usually involves manipulating a few images then making prints using different kinds of papers on whatever printer I'm currently testing. Right now, that's an Epson Stylus Photo 1270 whose...

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 May 01, 2000 0 comments

Digital Innovations

"640K ought to be enough for anybody," Bill Gates, 1981

I'm often asked by readers about the specifications for the "ideal digital...