This chapter is an introduction to the essentials of digital post-production, from hardware to software and from input to output. It is not based around a certain computer platform or software package, but is, rather, a general overview of what can be accomplished regardless of hardware or program specificities.

One of the benefits arising from the popularity and availability of digital cameras and printers is that almost all of them are supplied with some sort of software, enabling you to get started right out of the box. For photographers, computers and digital imaging software have created exciting ways to manipulate, retouch, process and ...

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