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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Saving Your Digital Negatives

Okay, I know this is the File Browser chapter, but there are just a couple of critically important things we have to do before we actually open Photoshop.

Step One.
Plug your card reader (Compact Flash card, Smartcard, etc.) into your computer and the images on the card appears on your hard drive (as shown). Before you do anything else, before you even open Photoshop, you need to burn these photos to a CD. Don’t open the photos, adjust them, choose your favorites, and then burn them to a CD—burn them now—right off the bat. The reason this is so important is that these are your negatives—your digital negatives, which are no different from the negatives you’d get from a film lab after they process your film. By burning ...

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