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Size matters. How to increase the size (Or: a short overview of a digital photography workflow)

Now that’s a heading that verges on the silly, isn’t it? I had a question today on “how do you uprez your files”. Here’s a little info. A little more than asked for perhaps. Size is important when it comes to photography. The images have to be of sufficient size to be published. A frequent […]

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A very good photo book

A very good photo book

But not really about picture taking. But all the more important: The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers By Peter Krogh O’Reilly If you do digital photography (to any extent) this is a book you should read. And who does not work digitally today? The book deals with different aspects of digital asset management […]

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Software Review: Backup and Storage

Software Review: Backup and Storage

With all pictures saved on digital media backup and storage becomes of vital importance for the photographer. Give it a though: How many pictures do you have on, say, a 250GB external drive? Perhaps 13,000 (250GB divided by an average file size of 18MB) How much work do you have invested in that hard drive? […]

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Software Review: Noise Reduction

Indispensable when you shoot in low-light conditions. You can do it in Photoshop with filter and some manipulations. I have found it easier (can’t say better, since I have not done any tests) to use a dedicated sw to do it. (BTW, if you are going to use noise reduction, you should do it at […]

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Software review: Upsizing your picutres

Software review: Upsizing your picutres

You may find that your “developed” file is not big enough and therefore that you need to upsize it (scale it). There are different tools for that: Genuine Fractals onOne Software www.ononesoftware.com Recommended by many. Also referred to as Genuine Fractals PrintPro. From a workflow point of view the current version of GF is much […]

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Book Review: Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users

Book Review: Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users

Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users Andrew Rodney Focal Press [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my “Wanted” list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “”Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users”, by Andrew Rodney, addresses the difficult subject […]

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Raw File Processing – and some more

In my opinion, unless you like taking Polaroid snaps, you will be shooting in raw format. So you will need some kind of raw processing (development) software. Here are a few: Capture One Phase One www.phaseone.com In my opinion (but not in everyone else’s!) this is the best processing (“development”) software. It takes some time […]

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Book Review: The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers

The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers By Peter Krogh O’Reilly [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my “Wanted” list.] It was described to me like this: “One of the best workflow books I’ve read recently. I’m making some pretty major changes to my workflow because […]

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Book Review – Real World Color Management

Real World Color Management Bruce Fraser, Fred Bunting, Chris Murphy Peachpit Press [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my “Wanted” list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “Discusses concepts of color science and digital color and explores topics such as how to analyze a color-management system, […]

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Digital Asset Management

If you’re really serious about managing your photos you should get a proper cataloguing application. There are a few out there. Neither is really, really good (but which software is that?). It’s not cheap but useful. You can typically try-before-you-buy. The two I have looked at and find useful are these two: Extensis Portfolio The […]

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Book – Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide

Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide Tim Grey Sybex Inc. [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended] I have not found anything really good and concise written (in books or on the web) on digital workflow. Many have written useful bits and pieces (like Martin Evening with a book on […]

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Digital Workflow

“Short and simplified overview of my digital workflow” Take a look at my photo book recommendations here. (outdated link) This is just an overview that I don’t necessarily follow slavishly and that is modified depending on the situation… The Workflow 1… Copy from card to PC. 2… Rename raw files to follow naming standard (sw: […]

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