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"This amazing book shows you how to achieve truly professional results." —John Lund, Photographic Imagery, San Francisco
Your one-stop digital photography resource...
The digital revolution has opened up a whole new world of photographic possibilities. Packed with savvy tips, tricks, and techniques as well as up-to-date coverage of digital cameras, scanners, and image-processing software, this comprehensive guide shows you how to make the most of digital photography, whether you're a professional photographer, serious amateur, or graphic artist.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of digital photography
Sample images and software tryouts on CD-ROM
- Find the best digital camera accessories for your needs
- Get tips on shooting memorable images, from lighting to location to composition
- Outfit a PC or Mac for image processing and purchase the best scanner and printer for your needs
- Choose between professional and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) image-processing software
- Master Photoshop basics and take advantage of cool software accessories
- Zero in on the best Web processing software and prepare images for the web
- Discover the secrets to printing great digital images
- Push the limits with software filters, masks, and special effects
- Adobe PhotoDelux Business Edition
- Ulead WebRazor Pro
- Ulead PhotoImpact
- Ulead PhotoExpress
- Photoshop 5.5
- Plus scores of sample digital photos
Milburn presents a comprehensive, definitive guide on the technology and techniques peculiar to the acquisition, image enhancement, manipulation, and management of digital photography. CD contains a library of sample digital photos, tryout applications, a collection of useful Photoshop filters, shareware, and Web links to sources.
Packed with savvy tips, tricks, and techniques as well as up-to-date coverage of digital cameras, scanners, and image-processing software, this comprehensive guide shows you how to make the most of digital photography, whether you're a professional photographer, serious amateur, or graphic artist.
System requirements for the accompanying computer disc: 486 or better running Winow 95/98: PowerPC Mac running System 7.6.1 or later; 32MB RAM.
About the Author
Ken Milburn has been a photographer for more than four decades, having worked in advertising, travel, and fashion photography. He has been working with computers since 1981 and has written hundreds of articles, columns, and reviews for such publications as Publish, DV Magazine, Computer Graphics World, PC World, Macworld, and Windows Magazine. He has also published ten other computer books, including Master Photoshop 5.5 Visually, Cliff's Notes on Taking and Sharing Digital Photos, Digital Photography Bible, Photoshop 5.5 Professional Results, and Flash 4 Web Animation f/x and Design. Ken also maintains a practice as a commercial photo-illustrator and has become internationally known for his photo-paintings, which have been featured twice in Design Graphics Magazine, in the all-time best-selling poster for the 1988 Sausalito Arts Festival, and in the 1999 American President Lines calendar.
Table of Contents
Part I: Welcome to the World of Digital Photography.
Chapter 1: The Digital Photography Advantage.
Chapter 2: The Basics of Making a Photograph Digital.
Chapter 3: Tools for Making a Digital Photograph.
Chapter 4: The Essentials of the Digital Studio.
Chapter 5: The Essentials of the Digital Lab.
Chapter 6: The Anatomy of a Digital Image.
Part II: Tips and Tricks for Making Digital Images.
Chapter 7: Accessories for Digital Cameras.
Chapter 8: Scanner Tips.
Part III: Shooting Digital Images.
Chapter 9: Guidelines for Making Successful Photos.
Chapter 10: Tips, Tricks, and Gadgets.
Part IV: Choosing the Right Processing Software.
Chapter 11: Choosing Professional-Level Image-Processing Software.
Chapter 12: Choosing Small Office/Home Office Image-Processing Software.
Chapter 13: Choosing Web Image-Processing Software.
Chapter 14: Accessory Image-Processing Software.
Part V: Processing Images Digitally.
Chapter 15: Setting Up the Digital Imaging Computer.
Chapter 16: Saving and Uploading Digital Images.
Chapter 17: Photoshop Image Processing Basics.
Chapter 18: Preparing Image Files for the Web.
Chapter 19: Printing Digital Images.
Chapter 20: More Specialized Programs for Digital Imaging.
Appendix A: Digital Camera Makes and Models.
Appendix B: Other Digital Resources.
Appendix C: What's on the CD-ROM?
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.