1. Nuts and Bolts of Digital Imaging

Before you run out and start capturing images with your digital camera (OK, before you go out and take even more photos), you should understand the nuts and bolts of digital photography. The more you understand about digital imaging, the better equipped you’ll be to make the most of your digital photographs. The essential concepts to understand are resolution, bit depth, color modes, and file formats.

Resolution = Information

Resolution is one of the most important concepts to understand in digital imaging and especially in digital photography. The term resolution describes both pixel count and pixel density, and in a variety of circumstances these concepts are used interchangeably, which can add to misunderstanding. ...

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