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Digital Photographic Workflow Handbook by Patricia Russotti

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Chapter 9

Optimization

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© Patricia Russotti

“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.”

—R. D. Laing

We define optimization of digital captures as the translation of sensor data into viewable images. Depending on the photographer’s skill and the shoot parameters, these images may be very good “as shot,” or they may need additional work before proofing or delivery. JPEG capture is more dependent on establishing correct white balance and other image parameters at time of capture (in camera). When shooting JPEG, the camera itself does the heavy lifting to ...

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