David B. Brooks

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

First, I must express my gratitude to Olympus. A few years ago when rumors of digital backs for 35mm SLRs first cropped up, I responded in print with the opinion that eventually cameras designed for and around a CCD chip would prevail.

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 07, 2013 Published: Jan 01, 2013 1 comments
While some, like me, like to spend hours working on an image in their digital darkroom, quite a few photographers express a desire to process photographs into good-quality digital files with as little effort as possible without having to learn a new technique or software. For those who don’t find it fun and the rewards too hard to come by, a company in Europe called Elpical may have an answer.
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David B. Brooks Posted: Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

This last year of the century, 1999, saw the emergence of the digital darkroom. Most of the products I reported on during the year included scanners, printers, and digital cameras as well as new versions of image-editing software, all parts of a digital...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 1998 2 comments

These days a raft of new image management software keeps appearing and usually just gets a passing glance from me. At one end of the spectrum there are all kinds of little utilities often bundled with hardware or another larger application to keep track of...

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

The merger of AOL and Time-Warner sets a precedent that this first year of the new millennium will continue the acceleration of change. Trade shows like MacWorld in San Francisco and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas added to a picture of a very...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jun 01, 2009 1 comments

I don’t know of any other film brand that also became the title of a hit song like Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome,” released in 1973.

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2010 21 comments

I’ve been testing and reporting on film scanners for almost 20 years, and names like Imacon, Kodak, Nikon, Microtek, and UMAX all come to mind.

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

My first impression entering PMA '99, a little before the trade show opened, was provided by MegaVision with their new S3 2048x3072 pixel medium format digital camera back for single shot use with all types of illumination. This new chip, also...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Dec 01, 2008 0 comments

Each month through the Digital Help column I receive many e-mail messages on how to get prints that match the on-screen image. I have included a sampling of some of these queries as well as some solutions to these problems so challenging to many photographers.

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For years I have been printing with great success on a Canon i9900 inkjet...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 07, 2013 Published: Jan 01, 2013 0 comments
Digital help is designed to aid you in getting the most from your digital photography, printing, scanning, and image creation. Each month, David Brooks provides solutions to problems you might encounter with matters such as color calibration and management, digital printer and scanner settings, and working with digital photographic images with many different kinds of cameras and software. All questions sent to him will be answered with the most appropriate information he can access and provide. However, not all questions and answers will appear in this department. Readers can send questions to David Brooks addressed to “Shutterbug” magazine, through the “Shutterbug” website (www.shutterbug.com), directly via e-mail to: editorial@shutterbug.com or goofotografx@gmail.com or by US Mail to: David Brooks, PO Box 2830, Lompoc, CA 93438.

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