9. Managing Your Digital Photographs

BACK IN 1990 a colleague sat down with me as I demonstrated Adobe Photoshop 1.0. It was an exciting peek into the future. “At last, a civilized darkroom!” she exclaimed. She was right, of course, but at that point we worked on puny 1-megabyte files. No professional photographers took those images seriously—they were too small to even begin to approach the quality of a regular camera image. The whole process of digital photography seemed experimental and futuristic.

Now that digital photography is accepted and even encouraged in most situations, the number of images being produced has skyrocketed. No need to buy film in bulk. Just purchase a few high-capacity storage cards and re-use them over and over again. ...

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