Digital Photography for Dummies-Mini Edition

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9780470931332: Digital Photography for Dummies-Mini Edition

The price of digital cameras is dropping, and amateurs and professionals alike are pointing and clicking digitally. The ease of composing, editing, printing, and e-mailing these photos has also contributed to digital photography's growing popularity.

Digital Photography For Dummies, 3rd Edition, shows you how to produce great pictures by using digital technology. Explore how to take better pictures and transfer these files to your computer. This book also shows you how to adjust exposure and contrast, sharpen focus, crop images, and display your pictures after they are printed. This third edition of Julie Adair King's already-popular book also includes 16 full-color pages that clearly demonstrate the effects of the techniques described in the text. The enclosed CD-ROM provides you with . . .
* Kodak Pictures Now, an easy-to-navigate program that you can use to open and print images in a snap
* MediaCenter, an interesting hybrid of Web browser and image-editing program from PictureWorks Technology
* Trial versions of a host of other image-editing and cataloging software
* Online reference materials from the Kodak Digital Learning Center

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If you're comfortable with the concept of photography but find the digital part a stumbling block, Digital Photography for Dummies will get you over the hump.

Author Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression. She is also refreshingly upfront about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the latter's shortcomings early on. Her advice on all aspects of the field is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn't use high-pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips will come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may have thought they had to use the highest-quality settings at all times.

Aside from the technical concerns of working with the camera and computer, King also gives sound tips on composition and lighting. And since retouching is one of the principal benefits of digital photography, she spends a fair amount of time discussing photo-editing software. And while most of the examples are in black and white, the most important examples, gratefully, are included in a 16-page color plate section in the middle of the book.

For those of you considering jumping into the world of digital photography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better guide to getting started than Digital Photography for Dummies. --John Frederick Moore

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"Clarifies mysteries and offers useful help!" —U.S. News & World Report

Digital photography software from Kodak and Adobe on CD-ROM!

Full-color example photos inside — updated for this edition

Your fun and easy guide to the world of digital photography
Digital cameras are revolutionizing the world of photography. But how do you get started? This friendly guide delivers just what you need. You'll get the scoop on the latest equipment. You'll discover the secrets of great digital picture-taking. And you'll find out how image-editing software can give you a facelift — or give you goldfish a moustache!

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right digital camera
  • Take great pictures
  • Use image-editing software
  • Retouch and alter photos
  • Prepare images for e-mail and presentations
  • Print images suitable for framing
all this on the bonus CD-ROM
  • Evaluation versions of Photoshop, ThumbsPlus, and PaintShop Pro
  • Freeware version of MediaCenter and Kodak Pictures Now
  • Trial versions of Face Factory, PhotoExpress, and Picture Information Extractor
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