David B. Brooks

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

Apple's eMac Computer

In my e-mail not long ago I received an announcement from Apple Computer about their newest computer offering for the educational market--the eMac. This new model was designed specifically for students...

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

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

When Adobe Photoshop Elements was first released I was very favorable to what it would do for the digital darkroom user, and found very few weaknesses. Considering that the price of Elements Version...

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

Not long after the new Epson Stylus Photo 2200 was announced to the public photographers were obviously in high anticipation because rumors of every dire kind began to circulate about the printer when it did not appear in stores. But that was...

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

Well over a year ago I sat down to write about the Kodak Professional RFS 3600 slide and 35mm film scanner. Physically, in what I then called a swoopy design, was a mechanical package offering good specifications of 3600dpi resolution, 36-bit color depth scanning at a dynamic range of 3.6. Besides the...

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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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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: 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...

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

When I read the general description of what was new in Photoshop 7.0, my expectations were high that what I would experience would justify a full upgrade number from 6.0 to 7.0. After whining to the Photoshop team about poor retouching tools for the...

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

In one sense ink jet photo printers are very much like 35mm SLR cameras. There are a number of mass-produced, relatively inexpensive models that target the amateur and enthusiast photographers, and then there is a high-performance model specifically designed...

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

A new desktop computer model, a new operating system, and a new monitor model all at once is a rare occasion for a product test and review. Besides putting me on my toes by requiring me to learn new ways of working, I used the release of two graphics applications for the OS X operating system, Corel...

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