Jon Canfield
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Scanners & Printers
Jon Canfield Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

This has been a quiet year in the printer world with few new product announcements and only a handful of upgrades to existing models.

Software & Computers
Jon Canfield Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

There are three major things happening in the memory card world today.

Software & Computers
Jon Canfield Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

Various software vendors have introduced new products and enhanced existing applications for everything from basic image processing to advanced plug-ins.

Paper & Ink
Jon Canfield Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

It’s kind of difficult to believe that there could be much innovation in a material that’s been used for thousands of years, but I’m always surprised at the number of new printing papers that come out each year. Of course, the traditional surface photo papers in gloss and luster finishes continue to be the most popular choices, but there is an ever-widening variety of fine art...

Scanners & Printers
Jon Canfield Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

The new sweet spot for printer sizes appears to be 13x19”, or A3+/Super B. Large enough to print 11x14” photos, while still fitting on the average desktop.

Pro Techniques
Jon Canfield Feb 01, 2009 0 comments

It seems easy to create a black and white from a digital image. At its most basic level all that is required is selecting “Convert to Grayscale,” which is found in almost every image-editing program on the market.

Pro Techniques
Jon Canfield Feb 01, 2009 0 comments

Canvas prints are becoming extremely popular these days and there are a tremendous number of options available to you, both traditionally mounted with a frame and with a gallery wrap, where the image wraps around the side of the mount and no frame is used. Good options for online printing include Canvas On Demand (www.canvasondemand.com)...

Software & Computers
Jon Canfield Dec 01, 2008 0 comments

Now on Version 11, it’s hard to imagine that Photoshop can continue to make large changes. It seems that just about everything but the kitchen sink is already in the application, but once again Adobe has found ways to take a mature application and improve it. In this overview, I’ll give you a first look at the new features you’ll find in CS4.

First up, and a...

Scanners & Printers
Jon Canfield Nov 01, 2008 0 comments

Three years ago, Epson brought out a solid 13x19” printer using the new UltraChrome K3 inks. This model, the R2400, was a major improvement over the 2200 it replaced, thanks to the additional gray inks and a new Advanced Black and White mode in the printer driver. Three years is nearly forever in the digital market, and people have been wondering when a replacement would come and what...

Jon Canfield Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 has been a popular choice for digital photographers needing a 13x19 format but not willing or able to spend the additional money for the R2400. Add to that exceptional gloss printing thanks to a special Gloss Optimizer, and you have an excellent option for high-quality printing at an attractive price.

But, as usual, the market...