Digital image manipulation

Computers have affected all our lives. For photographers they have opened up exciting new ways of ‘digitally processing’ images – retouching, manipulating and generally improving results, without need of chemicals or darkroom facilities. Linked to a desktop scanner and an ink-jet printer, a home computer now allows you to make excellent colour or black and white prints from any of your camera-shot material. Images can also be sent out in disk form or within pages on the Internet.

This chapter gives you a flavour of digital post-shooting techniques from a practical point of view. It is based on the use of a PC, for although many colleges and design studios use Apple Mac computers the same software and procedures increasingly ...

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