Digital Photography for Dummies, Quick Reference

Digital Photography for Dummies, Quick Reference : Gemini Edition

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Digital photography essentials at your fingertips! Covers the latest cameras and photo-editing and cataloging software! Digital cameras just keep getting better and cheaper. But where do you begin to decide what you want or how to use what you get? In this friendly guide, Julie Adair King delivers just what you need to start snapping better digital photos right away. She tells you how to select the right equipment and reveals secrets of great picture-taking. She also shows you how to use photo-editing software to enhance any digital photo.
Discover how to: * Take high-quality digital photos * Save digital photos safely and efficiently for printing or editing * Improve digital pictures with simple photo-editing techniques * Fix common digital photo glitches * Get more digital photography resources on the Web All this on the bonus CD-ROM * Image-editing software, including tryouts of Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Ulead PhotoImpact trial version, and more * Photo cataloging software, including ThumbsPlus evaluation version and ACDSee trial version * Plus specialty software for creating albums System Requirements: PC running Windows 98 or later; Power Macintosh running System 8.6.6 or later. See About the CD Appendix for details and complete system requirements.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 272 pages
  • 147.32 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Gemini ed.
  • 0764541293
  • 9780764541292

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Peering through the Digital Viewfinder. Chapter 1: Filmless Fun, Facts, and Fiction. Film? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Film!. The Secret to Living Color. Resolution Rules!. Chapter 2: Lights, Camera, Exposure!. Getting Some Exposure. Exposure Exposed. Through a Lens, Clearly. Chapter 3: Can't Do without 'Em: Storage Media and Imaging Software. Memory Cards and Other Camera Media. Download Devices. Long-Term Picture Storage Options. Software Solutions. Part II: Ready, Set, Shoot!. Chapter 4: Take Your Best Shot. Composition 101. A Parallax! A Parallax!. Let There Be Light. Focus on Focus. Shifting Depth of Field. Chapter 5: Digicam Dilemmas (And How to Solve Them). Dialing In Your Capture Settings. Balancing Your Whites and Colors. Composing for Compositing. Zooming In without Losing Out. Catching a Moving Target. Shooting Pieces of a Panoramic Quilt. Avoiding the Digital Measles. Dealing with Annoying ""Features"". Part III: Tricks of the Digital Trade. Chapter 6: On-Screen, Mr. Sulu!. Step into the Screening Room. That's About the Size of It. Nothing but Net: Photos on the Web. Chapter 7: Making Your Image Look Presentable. What Software Do You Need?. How to Open Your Photos. Save Now! Save Often!. Editing Rules for All Seasons. Cream of the Crop. Fixing Exposure and Contrast. Give Your Colors More Oomph. Help for Unbalanced Colors. Focus Adjustments (Sharpen and Blur). Out, Out, Darned Spots!. Chapter 8: Cut, Paste, and Cover Up. Why (And When) Do I Select Stuff?. Selection Moves, Copies, and Pastes. Deleting Selected Areas. Digital Cover-Ups. Chapter 9: Amazing Stuff Even You Can Do. Give Your Image a Paint Job. Spinning Pixels around the Color Wheel. Uncovering Layers of Possibility. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 10: Ten Ways to Improve Your Digital Images. Chapter 11: Ten Great Online Resources for Digital Photographers. Appendix: What's on the CD. Index.
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About Julie Adair King

Julie Adair King is an avid professional photographer and the author of several books on photography and image-editing, including Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4 For Dummies and Photo Retouching & Restoration For Dummies
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