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Real World Scanning and Halftones
David Blatner
0321241320
Apr 2004
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Book Review
This highly useful, detailed guide helps desktop-publishing and other design professionals produce the best possible scans and halftones from their images. The first section focuses on scanning, first featuring explanations of such terms as spi (samples per inch), bit depth, optical and interpolated resolution, and dynamic range. The authors even advise you on buying and cleaning scanners. Next they detail the elements of good scans and how to fix less-than-perfect ones, helping you figure out what sort of file formats and resolutions to use in your work, how to do tonal and color corrections, and how to sharpen and compress images. Finally, the discussion turns to Web and printer output and to OCR technology and PhotoCD images.

The section on halftones teaches you how to produce decent halftone images, first by...



Mastering Digital Scanning with Slides, Film, and Transparencies
David D. Busch
1592001416
October 29, 2003
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Book Description
If you want to work with your traditional film images electronically, this is the guide that will finally show you how you can do it. "Mastering Digital Scanning" takes a photographer?s viewpoint to the topic of digitizing, managing, and enhancing film-based images. You?ll learn how to use your scanner's options to your best advantage and how to perfect your image once it becomes digital. You don?t have to give up the advantages of conventional photography to enjoy the ease of digital manipulation!

About the Author
Before David D. Busch was seduced by the dark side of technology, he was a professional photographer. He's made his living as a sports photographer for an Ohio newspaper and an upstate New York college; he's operated his own commercial studio and photo lab; and...


Digital Photography For Dummies
Julie Adair King
0764598023
September 2005
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Book Review
If you're comfortable with the concept of photography but find the digital part a stumbling block, Digital Photography for Dummies will get you over the hump.

Author Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression. She is also refreshingly upfront about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the latter's shortcomings early on. Her advice on all aspects of the field is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn't use high-pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips will come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may have thought they had to use the highest-quality settings at all...



Pathways to Print
Robin B. McAlliser
082737917X
Nov 1996
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Book Description
Using this practical guide, the student learns how the computer gathers information through the scanning process for use on the desktop. This book explores the principles of line, grayscale and color scanning for application within documents. Topics such as image manipulation, file formats and data compression are discussed in offering the student the tools necessary to successfully utilize the scanning process.

About the Author
Robin McAllister has been speaking about and teaching others to create effective pages since before Desktop Publishing was invented. Of course, it was a lot harder to do then.
In the process of teaching others, he's written a lot of "how-to" guides and training manuals - starting with how to mark up copy mechanically, and proceeding through...


Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography
Stephen Johnson
059652370X
July 1, 2006
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Book Description

We are in the Stone Age of digital photography. We've figured out how to make some tools, but it is just now beginning to dawn on us what we might do with them. I've often been frustrated at the concentration on the technical aspect of digital photography with so little discussion of the aesthetics and heart behind the image making. This book is essentially a distillation of what I've been teaching over the last 25 years.

Master photographer Stephen Johnson has been taking beautiful landscape photography for decades, and teaching others the practical art of image making since 1977. While he started out with traditional film camera techniques, Johnson is widely recognized among his peers as a pioneer of digital photography. Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography chronicles his ride on the bleeding...



Understanding Digital Photography: Techniques for Getting Great Pictures
Bryan F. Peterson
0817437967
October 2005
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Book Description
• Readers love Peterson’s easy-to-grasp bad image/good image pairings—and every photo in the book was taken with a digital camera • Covers every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, and more Using his popular bad image/good image pairings of real-life examples, Bryan Peterson takes the reader through all the techniques need to succeed with digital photography in every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, low-light conditions, travel, weather, commercial portraits, macro, and wildlife—even how to use creative tricks such as reflections. As a bonus, Peterson explains, in straightforward text, the techniques of Photoshop as well as the basics of publishing, printing, and archiving and storing for personal or professional use. Full of great examples for...


Basic Scanning Guide for Photographers and Other Creative People
Rob Sheppard
1584280395
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Light and Shade, December 2000
All terms are clearly defined and illustrated… even computer illiterate photographers will find themselves making great scans in no time.

Book Description
Designed to help photographers understand how a scanner works and how best to use one, this book offers advice on what to look for when purchasing a scanner and tips on achieving high-quality results. Covering the basic terminology of scanning, this book also discusses various types of scanners and what additional equipment is needed to set up a scanner at home. The basics of scanning are explained, from preparing images to selecting the resolution to using a preview scan. The differences between image formats (TIFF, JPEG, and EPS) are discussed. Also included is information on manipulating scanned images...


Digital Memories: Scrapbooking with Your Computer
Carla Rose
0789731479
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

Revolutionize your Scrapbook!With Digital Memories: Scrapbooking with Your Computer, you can bring the beauty of your family treasures to family and friends across the globe with digital scrapbooks or intensify your traditional scrapbooking techniques with enhanced digital artistry and new ways to create special effects.Carla Rose, photographer and best-selling Photoshop author, shows you how to scan photos or use pictures from a digital camera, retouch and repair old photos, and then design scrapbook pages using artistic filters and clip art. She¿ll teach even the most digitally-challenged reader how to build beautiful scrapbook pages and then email them to friends and family or print them out for use in a photo album. Digital Memories: Scrapbooking with Your Computer covers easy-to-find software...



Omnipage Power! (Power!)
Myra J. Fox, Michael C Read
1929685580
March 1, 2002
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Book Description
With substantially increased accuracy and the ability to convert both scanned documents and PDF files into editable text and images for use in computer software applications such as MS Word and Excel, OmniPage Pro 11 has become an essential tool for the digital workplace. "OmniPage Power!" is here to help you make maximum use of the exciting image and document conversion capabilities provided by OmniPage Pro 11.

Book Info
Aimed at helping the scanner user understand the process involved in using ScanSoft's OmniPage technology rather than just the functions it is capable of, this reference provides help for getting the maximum use from the latest imaging capabilities provided by OmniPage Pro 11. Softcover.

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Digital SLR Cameras and Photography for Dummies
David Busch
0764598031
October 2005
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Book Description
Walks readers through the hardware, software, and techniques needed to take top-quality digital photos with a digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera Offering more coverage than any other book on the shelf, this full-color guide presents a fun and friendly approach to understanding how an SLR works and how to operate the various controls Covers choosing the right equipment for specific needs, working with lenses, selecting the right format and composition for a shot, editing images using Photoshop, and maximizing print quality More than 300 example photos taken by professional art photographers offer inspiration for first-time or inexperienced SLR users

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Walks readers through the hardware, software, and techniques needed to take...


Real World Camera Raw with Photoshop CS2: Industrial-Strength Production Techniques
Bruce Fraser
0321334094
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Call it a control thing, but until recently–or, more specifically, until the availability of digital raw camera formats–you simply weren’t ready to make the move to digital photography. Raw formats, however, changed all of that by allowing you to retrieve images before any in-camera processing has been performed. Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw plug-in makes that process even easier by providing a standardized way of accessing and working with these uncompressed digital negatives in your favorite image-manipulation software. In the first volume devoted exclusively to the topic, best-selling author Bruce Fraser shows you how to take advantage of Adobe Camera Raw to set white balance, optimize contrast and saturation, handle noise, correct tint, and recover lost detail in images before converting...


How to Do Everything With Your Scanner (How to Do Everything Series)
Jill Gilbert
0072191066


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Book Description
Scan this book! Or, read it cover-to-cover. Either way, you’ll learn which scanner to purchase to suite your needs, important technical information about pixels and digital images, installation and calibration tips, and plenty of tricks to make scanning easier and more effective. Written for both PC and Mac users. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Get the most out of your scanner by learning cool things like scanning photos, negatives, and documents and adding your scanned images to Web pages, e-mails, and greeting cards. NOTE: due to the large amount of text and graphics, this eBook file is 13.5 MG. We recommend that you download this eBook using the fastest Internet connection at your disposal, otherwise you may notice a...


Photoshop 7 Bible
Deke McClelland
076453694X
August 2002
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Review
"…the colour sections in the whopping 1,049 Photoshop 7 Bible (Eiley) by MacWorld contributing editor Deke McClelland are by far the best…a mighty tome…Star Rating ****…"(Mac World, December 2002)

Book Description
Shows readers how to retouch, color correct, manipulate, and combine images using Photoshop "X." Readers will learn to create cutting-edge special effects for the Web or print. Deke McClelland's easy and approachable writing style demystifies even the most complex Photoshop tasks.
The Photoshop "X" Bible fulfills the promise to the reader of being "100 percent comprehensive, authoritative, and what you need." This classic Bible covers it all, from "Apply Image" command to "ZigZag filter."

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Avoiding the Scanning Blues: A Desktop Scanning Primer
Taz Tally
0130873225


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Book Review
The human eye can perceive about 5,000 shades of gray, points out Avoiding the Scanning Blues: A Complete Guide to Desktop Scanning. By the time a real-life scene has been photographed, printed on photographic paper, and scanned, it has been reduced to 250 shades of gray, at best. Laser printing usually reduces the palette further, to 125 shades. The challenge of the professional graphic artist is to use the scanner properly to minimize the effect of this technical limitation. With an emphasis on that goal, this book explains techniques for professional scanner use. It treats scanners as the powerful tools that they are, and not merely toys for attaching photographs in e-mail messages. This book is one of very few that take scanner work seriously, and it's definitely worth buying if you're a professional or avid...


Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching
Katrin Eismann
0321316274
November 2005
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Book Description
Whether you’re a professional photographer or the family shutterbug, you can’t afford to miss the third edition of the now classic Photoshop Restoration & Retouching. Katrin Eismann and co-author Wayne Palmer have reviewed, updated, and revised every single technique to address the most important features in Adobe Photoshop CS2. Clear step-by-step instructions using professional examples highlight the tools and techniques photographers, designers, restoration studios, and beauty retouchers use to restore valuable antique images, retouch portraits, and enhance glamour photography. With new example images illustrating the tutorials, Photoshop Restoration & Retouching,
Third Edition will show you how to transform faded, damaged photographs into beautiful images that are as clear and...


Digital Scanning and Photography
Dan Gookin
0735610126


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Book Review
Dan Gookin explains the latest consumer trend in PCs in Digital Scanning and Photography: specifically, how to choose, buy, configure, and use scanners and digital cameras. The book addresses both Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS, and general information (what resolution is) intermingles with specific instructions (how to resize an image in Adobe PhotoDeluxe). The illustrator of this book deserves great praise. The technical drawings, which showcase such details as where you plug cables into a scanner, are razor sharp and almost photo-realistic. Maybe they're ink-enhanced photographs--it's hard to tell; but, in any case, they're far better than the grainy photos that usually populate books that have a hardware angle.

Gookin, a pioneer of the trend in lighthearted writing (as in DOS for Dummies), communicates ...



Photoshop Elements 3 Book for Digital Photographers
Scott Kelby
0321269055
October 2004
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Book Description
If you're ready for an Elements 3 book that breaks all the rules, this is it, because it does something for digital photographers that's never been done before--it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly "how to do it." It tells you, flat-out, which settings to use, when to use them, and why.This book is not a bunch of theory; it doesn't challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. It gives you the same settings used by some of the top digital pros, settings you can use today to get professional results you've always dreamed of. Plus, since this book is designed for photographers, it doesn't waste your time talking about how to frame a shot, setting your exposure, etc. and there's no talk which camera or printer to buy. It's all Elements, step-by-step, cover-to-cover in the only...


Scanning the Professional Way
Sybil Ihrig, Emil Ihrig
0078821452


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Book Review
This is a comprehensive guide to working with your scanner and optimizing your scanned images for various types of output, whether print or multimedia. Artists, business people, and hobbyists can learn about scanning devices, color spaces and color management systems, source images, resolution and size, and file formats and compression methods. The book gives both technical and aesthetic guidance and provides a full-color section with examples of images scanned according to various specifications.

Book Description
Avoid the ``garbage in, garbage out'' scanning syndrome with this lavishly illustrated book, the first in Osborne's new Digital Pro Series. Authors Sybil and Emil Ihrig draw upon their long-standing professional expertise in publishing, design, and digital prepress to pull...


Make Your Scanner a Great Design & Production Tool
Michael J. Sullivan
0891348417


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Adobe Camera Raw for Digital Photographers Only
Rob Sheppard
0764596837
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Finally-a book that never forgets photography is an art form

Sure, the technology matters. But you're a photographer first. If the technology doesn't enhance the art, what's the point? Rob Sheppard knows what you want to know about using Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop(r) CS and CS2, because he uses it in creating his own highly acclaimed photographs. In this book, he shares the information you need in a language and context you understand, illustrated in full color with his own images.
* Understand what Raw is and know when to shoot Raw and when to shoot JPEG
* See the benefits of higher bit depth when processing a photo
* Demystify the different Raw formats
* Discover what Raw can fix, and what it can't
* Learn to read a histogram and use it to improve tonality and...


Beginner's Guide to Digital Imaging
Rob Sheppard
1584280786
June 15, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Illustrating how computers can be used to enhance every photograph, this guide covers the technologies and techniques that photographers need to save time and money and stay current and competitive. Photographers new to digital imaging will be shown how traditional prints can be scanned and treated to an array of digital improvements. From discussions on image-producing equipment, creating digital images, and scanner specifications to instruction in imaging techniques, pixels, and resolutions, photographers will learn the skills needed to venture into digital photography with confidence.

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Illustrating how computers can be used to enhance every photograph, this guide covers the technologies and techniques that photographers need to save time and money and stay current...


Getting It Right in Print: Digital PrePress for Graphic Designers
Mark Gatter
081099206X
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
With this much-needed new book, designers learn precisely what they must do to prepare their brochures, posters, books, magazines, and other materials for trouble-free, high-quality printing. Addressing the single greatest challenge facing the professional designer today-calibrating images and layouts to match press specifications-the shows how to use common digital-layout and image-management programs to their best advantage. Delays and additional costs previously incurred to fix disappointing proofs can now be eliminated, saving designers both time and money.

Supplanting other books on the subject, which focused on predigital practice and are now out of date, Getting It Right in Print explains prepress processes in easily understandable terms that will give designers a firm grounding in the fundamentals of...

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