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  • So, why are -you- taking photos these days So, why are -you- taking photos these daysWhat challenges are there for photographers in the digital age. Some of the technical and inspirational difficulties for photographers at all levels, and what you might want to do about them.
  • Review of Focus Magic 64 bit Review of Focus Magic 64 bitReview of the updated 64 bit version of Focus Magic plugin for precise removal of image shake and focus blur. Much increased speed over earlier versions
  • Review – Template Sherpa photo layout software Review - Template Sherpa photo layout softwarePrint layout software from BlueCubit. Set up print templates to hold images from different sources. Scaling and album page layout. Mix CMYK and RGB
  • Using Silver Efex Pro for colour prints Using Silver Efex Pro for colour printsUsing software to create monochrome images that are blended with colour images using luminosity blending to give more punch to dull photos
  • Canon iPF6450/iPF6400 printer reviews Overview of Keith Cooper's reviews of the Canon iPF 6450 printer, along with tests of specific paper types. Also includes printer setup and the optional spectrophotometer unit
  • Canon iPF6400 – 6450 printer review Canon iPF6400 - 6450 printer reviewDetailed review of the imagePROGRAF iPF6450 (ipF6400) 24 inch large format printer. Colour management and print setup for colour and black and white
  • Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer use Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer useCanon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer use, including basic testing of printing and measuring patches with the SU-21 using the supplied Canon software.
  • Hahnemuhle Albrecht Durer paper review Hahnemuhle Albrecht Durer paper reviewReview of Hahnemuhle Albrecht Durer textured watercolour paper. Bight white, OBA free 210gsm mould made textured art paper
  • Innova Decor papers review Innova Decor papers reviewReview of Innova IFA23 Decor watercolour paper. Textured rough surface paper is 245gsm weight and has a bright white finish
  • Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White paper review Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White paper reviewReview of the 310 gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White paper. 100% cotton based paper with smooth surface and moderate OBA content.
  • Innova FibaPrint Matte 280gsm IFA 39 paper review Innova FibaPrint Matte 280gsm IFA 39 paper reviewReview of the IFA39 FibaPrint Matte paper from Innova. Smooth surface finish with minimal OBA content. 280gsm weight. Tested on Canon iPF6450.
  • Why you must sharpen images Why you must sharpen imagesAn awful lot of uninformed comment about the need for and desirability of image sharpening clutters up forums. Myths and misunderstanding spread far and wide, and the temptation to ignore image sharpening, because it's contentious, is easy to understand.
  • Eizo ColorEdge CX 240 monitor review Eizo ColorEdge CX 240 monitor reviewReview of the Eizo CX240 24 inch monitor. Wide gamut display tested with ColorNavigator software and a range of measuring devices. Includes built in calibration check
  • On site product product photography setup On site product product photography setupBasic colour management and photography options for photographing large numbers of products out of the studio. Efficient setup reduces the processing needed
  • Review of Topaz Clarity Review of Topaz ClarityReview of Clarity the Topaz labs image editing plugin. Clarity aims to boost global and local contrast and colour without halos and other artefacts
  • Review of Topaz Adjust V5 Review of Topaz Adjust V5Topaz Adjust Version 5 review. Image editing plugin covers a wide range of image editing functions, including exposure, colour and types of sharpening
  • iPrint Pure 3D film – media review iPrint Pure 3D film - media reviewReview of iPrint Pure 3D film. Transparent 500 micron printable film with apparent 'bubblewrap' embossed holographic texture. Tested in a Canon iPF8300 printer
  • Canon iPF6450-6400 setup and assembly Canon iPF6450-6400 setup and assemblyAssembly and setup guide for the Canon imagePROGRAF 6400 and 6450 printer. Unpacking, and installation of PF05 printheads and ink
  • Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer setup Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer setupCanon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer setup guide. Initial setup and attachment for the SU21 X-Rite spectro on the 24" large format printer.
  • Epson Stylus Photo R2000 review Epson Stylus Photo R2000 reviewEpson Stylus Photo R2000 full review, using the SP R2000 A3+ printer for colour and black and white printing, with custom ICC profiles. 13 inch print width and roll media support

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