Determining Whats Most Important

Even though I went three years between new computers, I generally buy a new system more often than that, and upgrade most other components more frequently than that. However, I keep three pieces of equipment for years and years. I lavish all available funds on the original purchases and hang onto them as long as possible. Those three items are my display screen, my keyboard, and my mouse. This trio involves the components you interface directly with all day, every day, usually for long periods...

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Figure 5-5 Album software makes it easy to organize, find, and retrieve your images. Want more Do a search at your favorite search site for Photo Album Software (use the quotation marks to make sure the search engine uses the full phrase). You can also check Web sites, such as www.buy.com and www. amazon.com, where you can do similar searches for the photo album software each site has to offer. Your criteria for actually selecting photo album software is a personal thing. You may prefer ease of...

Whats New in Photoshop CS2

Photoshop CS2 has some new features that weren't available in its predecessors. Here's a quick listing of the most important changes for photographers Bridge The old Adobe File Browser has been revamped into a new standalone product called Adobe Bridge, shown in Figure 1-1, which works with all Adobe applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive, and Acrobat. Vanishing Point This is a 3-D filter that lets you paint, add, or remove objects while retaining their perspective....

Why Digital Macro Photography Is Cool

Digital cameras and macro photography were made for each other. In many ways, digital cameras can be far superior to an ordinary film camera when it comes to taking close-up pictures. Consider these advantages Close-focusing lenses Digital camera lenses are ideal for focusing up close. Without getting too technical, macro photos are made with any camera by moving the lens farther and farther away from the film or sensor, in the case of a digital camera . Film cameras require moving the lens...

Latency and Shutter

Before you move on to tips for taking great digital sports photos, you probably should spend a few minutes considering the deep, dark secret that digital camera manufacturers don't want you to think about When you press that shutter release button, many cameras have a noticeable time lag before the picture is actually taken. Although this lag is but a minor inconvenience if you're taking a photo of the Eiffel Tower, that delay can be fatal to the shot, not to you when photographing sports....

Book VI Editing with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

This book goes into a little more detail on the use of the two most popular image editing programs Adobe Photoshop favored by professionals and Adobe Photoshop Elements an inexpensive younger sibling that has lots of power but is still easy to use . You discover the power of making selections, brush away problems in your digital photos, correct your colors, and apply special effects with filters. Although this book is not a complete guide to Photoshop, you'll find lots of good information you...

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Riding the infrared light Transfers with teeth Memory Cards CompactFlash Secure Digital MMC Memory SmartMedia PC Transferring Images from Camera to Transferring pictures using camera utility software 141 Copying files to your hard Importing images into image editing Chapter 4 Adding a Printer and Scanner 147 Why You Want Choosing a Printer for Digital Choosing a What you can do with a Types of Scanner Prices and Entry-level Intermediate Advanced or business Professional or prosumer What Scanner...

About the Author

As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, David D. Busch illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and Upstate New York college. His photos have been published in magazines as diverse as Scientific American and Petersen s PhotoGraphic, and his articles have appeared in Popular Photography amp...