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There's a ton of digital darkroom software packages on the market.  Our image processing software reviews offer insight with the professional in mind.  Explore our imaging software before your next purchase.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Red On The Set

When Epson wanted to photograph one of the world's rarest automobiles to test a new printer, they went to Stage 3 Productions in Detroit, where the staff knows how to generate maximum resolution

Red On The Set

The next best thing to driving a $1.3-million Enzo Ferrari is photographing one. Epson America challenged us to photograph the legendary car in our studio at Stage 3 Productions and create the most detailed digital files possible. Dan Steinhardt at Epson specifically asked for a final file that was unflattened, 16-bit, Pro Photo RGB-captured to the highest resolution possible. Using a Sinarback 54HR, P2, the final size after retouching would be in the gigabytes.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Photoshop Lightroom, Part 2

Although Photoshop gets all the glory, in Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe has created a tool that will help professionals take control over their image libraries and catalogs of work

Photoshop Lightroom, Part 2

Photoshop Lightroom was one of the most highly anticipated software packages ever for professional photographers. It's not a stretch to say that in an era when organization and efficient workflow are paramount, Lightroom probably captures more attention than even the new release of Photoshop CS3. Lightroom isn't meant to be a replacement for Photoshop. It's meant to exist side by side with the heavy processing power of Photoshop as a tool to help you efficiently handle workflow and many of the routine image-processing tasks.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Photoshop CS3

After Adobe's unique public beta introduction, the latest version of Photoshop has arrived. Pros will find a interface and a number of key new features to enhance images and streamline workflows.

Photoshop CS3

Every 18 months or so, Adobe blesses the imaging community with a new update to its 17-year-old flagship product. Looking at a new version of Photoshop for the first time and discovering new features that will positively affect my photographic work is always exciting. Photoshop's audience, as well as the focus of the product, has evolved over the years. As Photoshop CS3 hits store shelves, here's a look at the new features that are targeted to the professional photographer end user.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Processing The RAW

Photographers in the digital age are inundated with software so Digital Photo Pro talked to the experts to get the ins and outs on two of the most popular RAW processing packages on the market

Processing The RAW

We discuss RAW workflow a lot in the pages of Digital Photo Pro. Having the ability to work smoothly and quickly with RAW files is key to getting the most out of them. It's a simple fact—if you can't make RAW files work efficiently, you'll end up wasting a lot of time or just switch back to JPEG. If we assume you want the power of the RAW file, then JPEGs simply aren't acceptable.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Working Within Color Spaces

Myth: Color space has the most important effect on color

Working Within Color Spaces

Do you use Adobe RGB? Is sRGB a pro format? Should pros really start using ColorMatch RGB? Or is there some other new color space permutation that will give even better results? The problem with this discussion on color space is that it assumes the digital camera has captured the correct colors in the first place and that all you need is the right color space to get the most from those colors. Digital cameras don't quite work that way, unfortunately.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

The Digital Negative Format

Adobe's proposed standard RAW file format could be the key for the long-term protection and viability of image files

The Digital Negative Format

Adobe Systems, Inc., has announced a standard RAW file format initiative called Digital Negative (DNG). Since Photokina and Photo Plus Expo last fall, there has been much discussion regarding DNG with a certain degree of skepticism exhibited by photographers, camera companies and the photography industry in general. Why did Adobe, a software company, introduce a standard RAW file format and what are its motives? Are camera companies going to adopt the standard? The most important question to many photographers is, Why should we care one way or another?

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Layout Software

Create a polished and professional presentation efficiently with specialized software

Layout Software

For a pro, presentation is everything. Just as a finely crafted portfolio case adds value to your images, a little design work with page layout software can show off your photography in the best possible light. With programs such as Adobe's InDesign or Quark's QuarkXpress, it's simple to put multiple images on a page, add your company's logo and include additional text if appropriate to your pitch.

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Friday, June 1, 2007

Turning On The Brights With DxO Optics Pro

DxO Optics Pro's Highlight Recovery brings overexposures back to life

Turning On The Brights With DxO Optics Pro

Areas of an image lost to overexposure or excessive brightness can seldom be recovered, and digital sensors tend to be particularly sensitive to excessive burning in whites and brights. This “highlight clipping” occurs when the photosites of the sensor fill with the maximum amount of information they're capable of containing. In other words, the image becomes blown out.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lightroom Lights Up

After a lengthy public beta and considerable time and thought in development, Adobe Lightroom arrives. Will the application become your ultimate workflow tool?

After more than a year of “public preview” and several years of internal development, Adobe has shipped Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is a workflow application designed specifically for digital photographers, particularly photographers who shoot RAW captures, although Lightroom also can handle RGB JPEGs, TIFFs and PSD files and use its processing controls to adjust them as well as RAW files.

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