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.

Output production steps

Figure 2-9. Output production steps

Output itself is also accompanied ...

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