David B. Brooks
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David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

Ever since color inkjet printers made for photographic printing were introduced a significant portion of the photo community has felt they were left out because color inkjets have not provided a good solution for black and white photography compared to color. Now, Epson has responded with their new Stylus Photo R2400 that is really three printers in one. First, it is an even...

David B. Brooks Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

It has been some time since Hewlett-packard first introduced the PhotoSmart printer, so this new generation of HP photo quality ink jet printers is quite distinct. There are essentially two different yet similar models: those that continue the PhotoSmart...

Scanners & Printers
David B. Brooks Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

Microtek is well-known for making both consumer- and professional-level scanners. For a good part of their long history in the business their pro flat-bed scanners have offered a unique capability that combines a dedicated film scanner with legal-size, 8.5x14" flat-bed reflective scanning. The new ArtixScan M1 Pro includes a very modern 4800dpi optical Sony CCD sensor array...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Sometimes it is a good thing to be proven wrong, and to also be happy to admit it. For the last few years I have been using 4000dpi dedicated film scanners and was convinced that other than the ability to make larger prints there was little to be gained...

David B. Brooks Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

If any one component is the keystone of an effective digital darkroom it is your computer's monitor. Everything that is accomplished in the adjustment of brightness, contrast, and color, and the work of cleaning defects or retouching a portrait, is...

David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

To those familiar with the UMAX scanner line, the new Power-Look 1100 appears quite similar to the popular PowerLook III. It has many similarities, including the same configuration with film scanning standard; 1200x2400 hardware resolution; 3.4 dynamic...

Software & Computers
David B. Brooks Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

When it comes to choosing a display for your computer to do photographic image editing and color correction there is an old saying, "You can't control what you can't see." This should be your primary guide as to what to buy. ViewSonic has been a brand name associated with monitors and displays from the earliest days of personal computers and the company...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

In the last few years many of the companies offering consumer digital cameras have also marketed complementary digital snapshot print size thermal printers. Now that 3 plus megapixel prosumer digital cameras are becoming the norm, and...

Scanners & Printers
David B. Brooks Sep 01, 2007 1 comments

Some believe film is dead, but I get as many e-mails from photographers as ever asking about film scanning. The reason is that digital cameras have brought more photographers into using a computer for photography so now they want to access the film images they have made over the years in digital format. A new, dedicated 35mm scanner model is a rarity these days; none of the...

David B. Brooks Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

This new Polaroid Sprint-Scan 4000 is the first 35mm consumer model offered to the individual user that goes beyond 2700-2800dpi resolution. It is an all new model, not just a resolution upgrade to previous SprintScan models, and it also offers a very...