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Understanding Digital Cameras by Jon Tarrant

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CHAPTER 9

Printing Systems

Although the ability to view pictures instantly on a camera’s in-built screen is one of the defining characteristics of digital photography, there still comes a time when paper prints are required. One reason for this is that it is far easier to pass prints around a gathering of friends or family than it is to circulate the camera itself, or even to huddle over a computer. People often like to view pictures in their own time, pausing longer on some than others, so regimented viewing of a series of pictures displayed on a television screen is not ideal either. Then there is the matter of framing and permanent display: it is true there are electronic systems that will exhibit a picture directly from file but attractive ...

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