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The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography by Jon Canfield

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8. Image Editing

Regardless of your choice in cameras or computer operating systems, you’ll be editing your digital images to some degree, even if your only interest is sharing with family and friends or doing basic printing.

For the vast majority of users, this means using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, both of which are available for Macintosh and Windows. In this chapter, I cover the common editing tasks for tonal correction and color balance that you’ll find yourself doing over and over again.

Basic Color Correction

Whether you shoot raw or JPEG, you’ll often find that the color balance on your images is not exactly what you were expecting. Unless you use an 18% gray card or the Expo Disc (www.expodisc.com) to set a custom white balance ...

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