Phase 4: Output
Presentation is the ultimate goal of the entire workflow, whether in the form of prints made at a lab, your own prints, a digital slideshow, or an online Web gallery.
Each type of presentation requires you to prepare your images slightly differently. If you need to scale an image, first make a copy that you can then reduce to 8-bit color depth and flatten the layers to the background. You can then scale and sharpen the image. Sharpening is a highly output-specific process. A matte art paper, for example, will require more sharpening than a print made on glossy paper.
Figure 2-9. Output production steps
Output itself is also accompanied ...