Presentation and Preservation

Once you decide that a color image is a keeper, you should start thinking about how to properly prepare it for presentation and storage for future use. Digital files need to be electronically corrected, spotted, or retouched before printing because the variety of output materials can require very specific corrections. Finished analog prints may have visual defects such as dust marks or scratches that can be corrected by spotting them with dye and a fine-point brush.

Your digital imaging software can also help you restore faded images as well as color negatives and transparencies (slides). Additionally, such software offers potent tools for retouching and repairing traditional photographic images. A moderately to ...

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