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Digital Camera Techniques by Jon Tarrant

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12 Printing systems

Although the ability to view pictures instantly on a camera's in-built review screen is one of the defining characteristics of digital photography, there still comes a time when paper prints are required. One reason is that it is far easier to pass prints around a gathering of friends or family than it is to circulate the camera itself, or even to huddle over a computer screen. People often like to view pictures in their own time, pausing longer on some than others, so regimented viewing of, for example, a ‘slide show’ displayed on a television screen is not ideal either. Then there is the

Figure 12.1 (opposite) This picture has been adjusted from its as-shot state (see Figure 12.2) to create a bolder effect with stronger ...

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