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Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition by Tim Grey, Seán Duggan, Katrin Eismann

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Chapter Ten. Essential Image Enhancement

For many people, seeing their pictures immediately is the main attraction of digital photography. No longer must you drop the film off at a processing lab and wait. Once you get back to your computer, you can download the photos and view them immediately in full size. What's more, with the exception of RAW files, which require a brief conversion detour, digital images are already “developed,” so you can start working with them right away, whether you're going to upload them to a Web page, email them, or make prints.

Still, as good as digital cameras are, we've never met a collection of pixels that we didn't want to tweak, adjust, massage and finesse into a better image. And that represents another aspect ...

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