DPP Solutions: AV File Formats

As you get into multimedia, the alphabet soup of file formats can be confusing. Here’s a quick reference guide to common file types.
By Mel Lambert
The following is an annotated list of the data file types you may encounter while working with audio/video recorders and editing systems. Uncompressed Audio Files WAV: Flexible PCM file based on the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) and capable of storing virtually any combination of bit rates and sample frequencies;…

See In Black & White

How to understand the role of color contrast in black-and-white
By George Jardine
Back in the days of film photography, creating strong black-and-white photographs was an entirely different process than it is today. One important difference is that when shooting film, each of your decisions was virtually chiseled in stone as you went along. First, you had film choice. If you wanted black-and-white…

The End Of Film Capture, The Future Of Film Archives

Frans Lanting had a large archive of film images when he made the transition to digital capture.
By William Sawalich, Photography By Frans Lanting
When Frans Lanting first clicked his shutter on assignment in the late 1970s, he began a prolific photographic journey that would take him around the world for more than 25 years creating hundreds of thousands of images—all on film. From black-and-white to Kodachrome, Lanting’s medium of choice—like every other serious…

Master Your Image Library

Working on location, travel and generally being mobile require you to rethink how you can best manage your image library for maximum access
Text And Photography By George Jardine
To merge, or not to merge. That is the question. Imagine a time in the not-so-distant future when you truly have just one window into your entire digital photo library. This means, no matter where you are, and no matter what sort of device you’re using, you’ll be able to…

Managing Your Photographic Legacy: Part 2

Taking a long-term perspective on creating your digital archive
Text & Photography By George Jardine
In all the years I was traveling and giving talks to photo groups on Adobe products and end-to-end digital workflows, the number of photographers I met who had truly developed a rational system for managing their digital library was very small. In retrospect, this isn’t all that surprising, given the…

DPP Solutions: When You Need A Big File

With the right software, you can increase resolution and maintain top image quality
By Mike Stensvold
You can’t beat megapixels when you need big prints. Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition from onOne Software gives you more pixels—incredibly good pixels—from a digital image. That’s enough pixels to make a 4x6-foot print at 300 dpi from a 6-megapixel original image, or a 6x9-foot print at 300 dpi from…
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