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The first week with my new digital camera : a very basic guide to understanding, editing, and saving digital photographs
Lessing, Pamela R.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Sterling, Va. : Capital Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
x, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TR256 .L47 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Put away your old-fashioned camera, file those worn-out photo albums and get ready to send your photos to friends and family over the internet. Taking a digital photograph is not a problem for those who know how to use a camera. The question, what do you do once you've taken the digital photograph? This brand new title in Capital's popular "First Week" series, will take you into the Digital Age! Now with this easy-to-read and use book, by the master of non-patronizing instruction, you'll understand what is going on inside the camera when you take a digital photo, how to download them into your computer or web site, edit, send, and store them. Pamela Lessing makes clear all the wonders of digital cameras and the software programs that allow you to keep all those precious photos safe. The book concludes with the hallmark of The First Week series, a clear and concise step-by-step guide for performing each of the basic tasks of the four most popular digital camera software programs.

Author Notes

Pamela R. Lessing has had a very diverse career as a librarian, art consultant, and member of advisory boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Trustee's Council of the University of Rochester and its visiting evaluation committee

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Library Journal Review

As its title suggests, this personable and reasonably priced book offers a very basic introduction to all aspects of digital photography. After the mandatory chapter about advantages and disadvantages of digital photography, Lessing discusses image transfer, computer memory, and other basic questions regarding equipment. She then evaluates and compares various editing software, devoting separate chapters to each of three major products. In subsequent chapters and the appendixes, she discusses other important questions, notably organizing files and troubleshooting in a FAQ format. The book includes an extensive and very useful glossary and will appeal to amateur photographs in particular. Cartoons add to its friendly, accessible tone. This book is a bargain; recommended for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Let's Start at the Beginning: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Just Getting Startedp. 3
Chapter 2 Some of the Basic Concepts of Digital Imaging: Resolution, Pixels, and Formatsp. 13
Chapter 3 Transferring Images (the Key Issue Right Now), Memory (We All Want More, Right?), and More Basics (What You Can Do Without Spending More Money)p. 27
Chapter 4 Not All Image-Editing Programs Are Created Equal. However, the Terms You Need to Know Are!p. 45
Chapter 5 Microsoft Picture It! Version 7.0p. 55
Chapter 6 Jasc After Shot Premium Editionp. 73
Chapter 7 ACDSee 5.0p. 95
Chapter 8 Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0p. 117
Chapter 9 Great--You Have Your Edited Images and They Are Named and Organized. Now What? It's Time to Look at Projectsp. 143
Chapter 10 Points Still to Be Discussedp. 173
Chapter 11 Where is My Step-by-Step Guide?p. 181
Appendix A Troubleshooting and Many of Your Additional Questionsp. 184
Appendix B Formulas for Print Size, Resolution, Etc.p. 191
Appendix C Technical Assistancep. 195
Glossaryp. 197
Indexp. 217