David B. Brooks

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

The early rumors were pitting microsoft's new, yet to be announced application against Photoshop. How wrong the pundits were. Microsoft's new PhotoDraw 2000 is a quite different approach to a graphics and photo application because Microsoft...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Since it was first begun as project "Longhorn" in 2005, a lot of experts, gurus, and techno-pundits, as well as Microsoft official representatives, have written reams about Vista. But until its release in mid-February, no one in digital photography or color management has had a word to say publicly about how Windows Vista will impact digital photography with a PC...

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

In the last year I've had more e-mail inquiries about what scanner to buy if a photographer has medium and large format film to scan than any other single topic. Until now I've not had a good answer for anyone requiring professional...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2002 Published: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

The Microtek Scanmaker 8700 Pro flat-bed, dual-bed scanner provides the typical 8.5x14" reflective print scanning of a flat-bed plus Emulsion-Direct film scanning via a film drawer that accommodates all film sizes from 35mm through 8x10". For a...

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

When I first became active in computer-based digital photographic image processing in 1989, scanning technology was already well established. However, a truly professional color scanner at that time which had sufficient resolution to support magazine quality reproduction and would accommodate...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

When the new Microtek ScanMaker i800 model was released I held back until the i800 Pro Design model was ready for review. The reason for waiting for the Pro Design model was that after reviewing numerous scanners over the years I have come to the realization that the software driver is as important, if not more so, than the hardware. Like an automobile, scanner specs resemble an...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

Technical Specifications
Scanner Type: Flat-bed color with TMA for scanning all standard film formats
Photo & Film Restoration: Digital ICE (built-in) to restore damaged photos and film
Color Restoration: ColoRescue for photos and film
Bit Depth: True 48-bit color
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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

Technical Specifications
Scanner Type: Flat-bed color with TMA for scanning all standard film formats
Photo & Film Restoration: Digital ICE (built-in) to restore damaged photos and film
Color Restoration: ColoRescue for photos and film
Bit Depth: True 48-bit color
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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 26, 2012 Published: Dec 01, 2011 1 comments
I often get questions about how to store digital image files safely and securely. Although there have been a lot of options, all of them have involved compromises. Recently, however, one of our readers told me about Millenniata.com, and I immediately looked into this new American company. I found that Millenniata has a new DVD disc technology that provides “more than” archival life expectancy, as established by the US Department of Defense’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake, California. Their report can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Millenniata website.
David B. Brooks Posted: Nov 01, 2000 1 comments

Minolta's newest 35mm (and APS) film scanner, the Dimâge Elite, combines well established basic scanner design with the addition of Applied Science Fiction Digital ICE and new software features. At a street price of under $1000 this new Minolta...

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