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Digital imaging for photographers
Davies, Adrian, 1953-
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Third edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; Boston : Focal Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
167 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Electronic imaging for photographers. 1996.
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TR222 .D378 1998 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area

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This is a complete introduction to digital imaging for photographers that will also appeal to photo-illustrators and graphic arts professionals. It introduces the technologies involved in a non-scientific way - showing how digital processes can be used alongside traditional techniques. From image capture through to manipulation and output, the book takes you step by step through the processes involved in digital imaging. Everything you need to know is here: from the necessary hardware and software involved, an overview of digital cameras on offer, film scanners, storing and compressing files, the "digital darkroom" - image processing with examples from Adobe Photoshop, colour management techniques, output issues, transmitting images over the web and a whole lot more! A section on ethics and copyright issues associated with digital imaging is also included. Adrian Davies is Senior Lecturer in Digital Imaging at the North East Surrey College of Technology. He is consultant on the subject, writes regularly for magazines and speaks at conference/exhibitions and roadshows organised by manufacturers. Phil Fennessy is Digital Capture Development Manager at Kodak.

Author Notes

Adrian Davies is Deputy Head of the Department of Arts, Media and General Education at North East Surrey College of Technology He writes regularly for a number of magazines and speaks at various conferences and exhibitions, as well as being an active wildlife and natural history photographer
Phil Fennessy is Digital Capture Development Manager for Eastman Kodak

Table of Contents

1 Introductionp. 1
2 Digital images--basic terminologyp. 5
3 Image capturep. 13
4 Computers for imagingp. 56
5 File size, storage and image compressionp. 74
6 Digital image processingp. 93
7 Image outputp. 142
8 Imaging in practicep. 159
9 Colour and colour managementp. 173
Appendix A Glossaryp. 191
Appendix B Further readingp. 201
Appendix C Useful Internet addressesp. 203
Indexp. 207