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Digital Photographic Workflow Handbook by Patricia Russotti

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Chapter 11

Image Proofing

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© Patricia Russotti

“I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed.”

—George Carlin

The meaning of the term proofing has expanded with the digital age. Previously, the term proof was reserved for the output or finishing stage of a desktop publishing project. But now with digital photography, the term is more often used to describe image viewing, most commonly on a monitor.

Proof Types that we are Familiar With

Contact Sheets

The term contact sheet is derived from the process of placing a sheet of negatives in direct contact with a photographic piece of paper and exposing the negatives. This creates ...

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