David B. Brooks
Sort By: Post Date | Title | Publish Date
Digital Help
David B. Brooks Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

This column will attempt
to provide solutions to problems readers may have in getting into and
using digital cameras, scanning, and using digital photographic images
with a computer and different kinds of software. Allq...

David B. Brooks 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...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

Of all of the devices you can connect to a computer to make digital photography possible, I find a scanner is the most essential if existing film images are to be used. Like many individual photographers, I want a scanner that will digitize my images to...

David B. Brooks Blog
David B. Brooks Jun 02, 2011 45 comments

First of all, what does a computer do? In our world today the word compute |kəmˈpyoōt| means to make a calculation, especially using a computer: modern circuitry can compute faster than any chess player. So is a photographic image made by a calculation of number values? Yes, to some extent with a digital camera. But graphics, an image on-screen was a side effect of computing, a part of the in and out communication with a computer. It was not what the computer did but how it communicated its answers after the question were typed into a computer with a keyboard. A monitor was just a convenient way to make a computer respond so its output could be read by human eyes.