David B. Brooks

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David B. Brooks Posted: 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...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

In the past couple of years I've reported on LCD flat panel displays either as part of an integrated system (Apple and Sony) or as a stand-alone product (LaCie Photon 19). Although these LCD displays offered some distinct advantages, I did not see that they could replace the functionality of CRTs when it came to image processing. Until a little less than a year ago their...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Aug 01, 2009 26 comments

The blame is placed on printer drivers, the printers themselves, poor color management, and bad profiles, making the overall body of both confusing and enlightening.

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David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

All I need do is look at my oldest archive files from 35mm scans going back over a decade to realize how much scanners and their software drivers have progressed. The first 35mm film scanner I tested cost as much as a new car, was half the resolution...

David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 21, 2014 Published: Dec 01, 2013 3 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.”
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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

Scanner software driver pre-scan tools have come a long way in the last few years, but scanning black and white silver-based film negatives has remained a neglected stepchild. This is not to say some scanners don't work OK with some black and white negative films. But if you want optimum quality with all...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

To photographers black and white has an historic significance, for many an aesthetic advantage, and it is a unique way to photograph. Distinguished altogether from color by different films, papers, and processes. When photography is digitized, black and...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

During the recent silly season of national electioneering, blogs and bloggers appeared on the radar screens of America's media in major newspapers and on TV. Unfortunately that awareness did not come with an explanation that a blog is short for weblog, or that a weblog is really an individual's daily journal or diary self-published on the World Wide Web. So then, what...

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

It seems to me that if a photo enthusiast spends $1000 for a digital camera it is a serious investment that carries an expectation of getting high-quality photographic print results. However, all digital cameras, even the more expensive digital SLRs, come out of the box set to the maker's default mode to save images in JPEG format. This, however, only reproduces a fraction...

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

Canon Bubble Jet has been a mainstay of personal computer color ink jet printing from the beginning. After what seemed like periods of mercurial enthusiasm supporting digital photography in the past, Canon has made a major commitment with new six-color...

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