Professional Digital Photography

Professional Digital Photography

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Digital cameras are revolutionizing image capture and delivery. In this book, top graphic arts consultant Frank Romano brings together all the information professionals need to achieve superior printed results with digital photography. Romano starts with the fundamentals of digital imaging, and presents a practical guide to all levels of digital photography equipment -- including critical information for buying the right camera. Follow digital images step-by-step, through capture, manipulating, pre-press, color management and printing -- and discover steps you can take at every stage to maximize the ultimate quality of your printed image. Finally, preview the imaging technologies of the future, and the skills you'll need to make the most of them.
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 180.34 x 238.76 x 33.02mm | 861.82g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130997455
  • 9780130997456

Table of contents

1. THE DIGITAL WORLD History of Photography. The Imaging Chain. What is Digital Anyway? Pictures or Images? How we got from Pictures to Images. But Technology Marches On.2. PHOTOGRAPHY What makes a camera? Depth of field. Depth of field explained. The shutter. Stopping motion. Exposure. Correct exposure. Film. Sharpness. Film Speed. Slides . . . The First Color Film. Types of Film Formats. Large/Medium Format. 35 mm. APS. APS to Digital. Professional Implications of APS. Film is King E for a Little While Still. Photographic Processing. Film Processing. Film Processors. Photographic Paper. Printing Photographs. Enlargers. Photographic Printers. Paper Processing. An All-In-One Solution. Enter the Minilab. Photos in an Hour. The Less-than-one-hour Lab. Going Digital E Photographically. Digital Photo Printers. The Digital-Enabled Minilab. Useful Information. Setting your Exposure Without a Meter.3. IMAGING Color Imaging in the Early Days (From Gershwin to Disco). Color "imaging" Before the Birth of Digital. Halftoning. Halftones are Dots of Varying Sizes. Dots Refer to Halftone Dots. Halftone Dot Size. Halftone Dot Shape. The Digital Revolution. A Million Dollars Worth of Junk. Analog vs. Digital. Analog to Digital Conversion. Pixels, Spots and Dots. Pixels. Dots. Spots. Lines. Image Quality. Raster File and Bitmap File. What is Continuous Tone? Beyond Bits. Getting to Digital. Scanners. Drum Scanners. Flatbed Scanners. Film Scanners. Hybrid Scanners. Photo CD. Picture CD. Capturing Images. The CCD. Three-Shot Systems. Tri-Linear Arrays. Three-Shot Area Arrays. Single-Shot Area Arrays. CMOS. Hybrid Sensors. Bit Depth. Resolution and File Size. How Much is Enough? Video Cameras. Film Recorders. Helpful Information. Dynamic Range. Typical Halftone Frequencies. Photo CD File Sizes and Use. Uncompressed 24-bit Color (File Size in Kbytes).4. DIGITAL CAMERAS What Happens When you Push the Button? Compression, Squeezing More Pictures into the Camera. JPEG. FlashPix. As Good as Film? Quality and Features Increase, Prices Decrease. Camera Features. Resolution. Zoom. Accessory Lenses. Filters. LCD. Optical Viewfinder. Flash. Flash Sync. Memory. Removable Memory. Floppy Disks. Micro Disk Drives. Other Removable Storage. Timer. Multiple Photo Capture. Audio Annotation. Text Annotation. Crop. Macro. Video-Out. Video-In. Direct to Printer. Tripod Mount. Image Size Options. Compression. Rechargeable Battery. Positionable Lens. Image Transfer. Direct Connection. Removable Media Transfer. Manual Exposure/Bracketing. Scripting. Digital Cameras: The Future of Photography? Digital Camera of the Year: The Barbie Digital Camera.5. IMAGE MANIPULATION Connect your Camera. Serial. Parallel. SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface). USB (Universal Serial Bus). Don't Connect your Camera. Image Compression. How Compression Works. Lossless Compression. Lossy Compression, the JPEG Story. File Formats. Converting Between Formats. Native Formats. TIFF. EPS. JPEG. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format). FlashPix. To Print and Beyond. Preparing an Image for E-mail or Display on a Monitor. Saving. Preparing an Image for Color Desktop Printing. Preparing an Image for the Printing Press. Recommended Refresh Rates by Tube Size. Resolution vs. Video Memory RAM (Mb).6. STORAGE & TRANSFER Physical Space: Your Digital Filing Cabinet. Hard Drives. Removable Disks. Small Size. Medium Size. Large Size. Organizational Space-Finding a Needle in a Haystack. Professional-Level Image Databases. Consumer-Level Image Databases. Creating your own Image Management System. Understanding How to Use a Database. Building your Haystack. Sending your Images Here and There. E-mail. Online Providers. The Internet. So What Does this Mean to you? Modem-to-Modem. Specialized Carriers. Storage and Transfer, the Overlooked Digital Aspect.7. OUTPUT Process Differences. Digital Printing. Variable Printing. On-Demand Printing. Distributed Printing. Non-Impact Printing. Electrophotography. Technology. Laser Printer, Black-and-White. Laser Printer, Color. Copier, Black-and-White. Copier, Color. Toner-Based Printing. Dual-Component Toner. Cascade Development. Magnetic Brush Development. Continuous Tone Development. Mono-Component Toner. Liquid Toner. Toner Charge. Toner Concentration. Xerographic Toner. Dye Sublimation, Dye Diffusion. Dye Sublimation. New Digital Color Systems. Roll-Fed Paper. Indigo. Indigo Adds New Digital Presses. Xerox DocuColor 100 Digital Color Press. DocuColor 40 Advances. Canon Pioneers Mid High-Speed Color Segment. IBM Launches New Infoprint Products. High-Level Digital Color Printers. Ion Deposition. Ion Deposition Principles. Continuous Inkjet Printing. Two Type of Inkjet Printing. Technological Developments and Considerations. Desktop Inkjet Gets Down to Business.8. Wide-Format Printing Electrostatics. Inkjet. Piezo Drop-on-Demand Inkjet. Thermal Inkjet. Phase Change. Inkjet Ink for Wid-Format Printers. Inkjet Ink and Substrates. Choosing your Substrate. Quality and Speed Developments. Superwide.9. Color Management The Serious Color Part. What is Color? The Light Source. The Object. The Observer. 3 in 1. The Headaches of Digital Color. From Whence we Came. A Little Color Power Can Be Dangerous. Color Management Explained (in a nutshell). Why Yellow Isn't Yellow Isn't Yellow. What is Color Management Anyway? Budget Color Management. Step 1. Calibrate and Characterize your Monitor. Step 2. Profile the Printer. Step 3. Convert From RGB to CMYK. Where to From Here?10. Workflow Component Files. Consolidated Files. Embedded Elements. Automated Systems. Why Workflow Automation? Workflow Design. Image Manipulation. Preflighting. Color Management. PostScript File Creation. PDF File Creation. Trapping. Imposition. RIP. Proofing. Corrections. Plate Output. Blueline Proof. Printing. Storage. Variable Data Printing. The RIP. RIP Evolution. Hardware and Software RIPs. PostScript 3. Extreme. Working with PostScript. Producing PostScript. PostScript Conclusions. Creating a PDF File. Prepress Issues. Output. Workflow Models. OPI Servers.Appendix. Index.
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About Bill Erickson

Frank Romano is Roger K. Fawcett Distinguished Professor of Graphic Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. A widely-known consultant to organizations such as J. Thompson, John Hancock Insurance and General Electric, he was founding editor of Electronic Publishing Magazine. He is author of several best-selling graphics arts books, including Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications (GATF/Prentice Hall PTR).
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