David B. Brooks

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

The output device for most digital darkrooms has become the photo-realistic ink jet printer. The printers that are designed to produce high quality photographic image reproduction are primarily color printers. They can be used for a wider...

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

Not everyone with a camera needs or wants a dedicated photo printer, but more and more computer users with cameras could use a good letter-size printer that also makes good photographic prints. Canon's newest S600 Bubble Jet printer has...

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

Flat-bed scanners with a high-resolution specification are usually accompanied by a film scanning capability. Reflective scanning rarely requires much more than 600dpi, but film scanning demands much more resolution. With a hardware resolution...

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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: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

The few times I have written about personal computers in the past there has not been a product that supports digital photography out of the box. Although Windows PCs available on store shelves today have much more general capability when applied...

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

Over the last few years the technology performance advances Epson has brought to ink jet photo printing has moved at an amazing pace. I've not just wondered how they have been able to improve photo-realistic printing so dramatically, but...

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

A flat-bed scanner with the capability of scanning the smallest medium format (6x4.5cm) film frame for a 13x19" print has been largely unaffordable to me and many digital darkroom enthusiasts, until now. Epson's latest Expression model...

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

Corel Print House 2000
Although there is a large selection of consumer entry-level photo applications for Windows, there are few off-the-shelf packages for the Mac. The Corel Print House 2000 is a welcome alternative. In fact, at...

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

It was just a matter of time before Adobe would fill the gap between PhotoDeluxe and the full version of Photoshop. The increasing rate of sales of digital cameras was the signal to Adobe that it was time for Adobe Photoshop Elements. The only surprise to me was the estimated street price of...

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

If you have a computer and want to have some fun doing digital photo imaging, you'll need to get your film images into your computer. Scanning is the most effective do-it-yourself method of digitizing photographs on film. And, a flat-bed...

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