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Keith Cooper’s Articles and reviews
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  • DNG ProfileManager – organising DNG profilesDNG ProfileManager - organising DNG profilesDNG ProfileManager - organising DNG camera profiles. Making DNG profiles is a good way of working round awkward lighting conditions, where the trouble of making a full icc profile is perhaps not merited.
  • Spyder3 Print review V3.5Spyder3 Print review V3.5Detailed review of the SpyderPrint package and spectrocolorimeter, using the PrintFIX PRO measuring device to make custom icc printer profiles.
  • DxO Optics Pro V6.2 software reviewDxO Optics Pro V6.2 software reviewDetailed review of DxO Optics Pro version 6.2. Software for processing and optionally correcting camera image files and lens aberrations
  • Why do photography review videos and podcasts suck?Why do photography review videos and podcasts suck?Video can be a great way of explaining many different things but why do photography review videos and podcasts suck? What goes wrong?
  • A visit to IPEX 2010A visit to IPEX 2010Looking at some large printers from HP, Canon and others at the IPEX show - Keith visits IPEX 2010... what's new?
  • DxO Optics Pro V6.2 update for Mac and PCDxO Optics Pro V6.2 update for Mac and PCShort review of DxO optics Pro V6.2, showing improved noise handling and sharpness. Includes allowing more corrections for non supported lenses
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3880 reviewEpson Stylus Pro 3880 reviewReview of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer. Desktop printer is 17 inch print width and takes A2 sheets, photo and fine art papers. Colour and black and white printing
  • ImageNest RIP review V2 updateImageNest RIP review V2 updateReview update for the ImageNest RIP Version 2.1 from Blue Cubit (a Multi-Image print layout Tool for any printer with Mac OSX)
  • Which side of the paper to print onWhich side of the paper to print onSome fine art papers look almost the same on each side. How to tell which side to print on if you are unsure
  • i1 Xtreme – Update Reviewi1 Xtreme - Update ReviewReview overview for the i1Xtreme package from X-Rite. System for using the i1Pro for monitor, scanner, camera, projector and printer profiling (RGB & CMYK)
  • Photography training directoryPhotography training directoryPhotography training directory - professional photographers who offer photography training and courses. Submissions welcome
  • Personal training – specialist photography topicsPersonal training - specialist photography topicsAdvanced personal one-to-one training for photography and photographic techniques - specialist photography topics available for commercial clients
  • Full width printing Epson 3800 and OSX 10.6Full width printing Epson 3800 and OSX 10.6Solving full width (17") printing problems with the Epson SP3800 and Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard). tested with Epson Traditional Photo Paper
  • Out taking pictures… caught on StreetviewOut taking pictures... caught on StreetviewOut taking some landscape photographs in the Leicestershire countryside, photographer Keith Cooper is captured by the Google streetview camera car
  • Trade shows…Trade shows...Keith Cooper looks back on a quick visit to the 2010 Focus on Imaging photography trade show in Birmingham at the NEC (now The Photography Show)
  • Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mk II reviewCanon Pixma Pro9500 Mk II reviewDetailed Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mk II review, using the Canon 9500 II A3+ printer for colour and black and white photo printing.
  • Review of Nik Viveza V2 editing pluginReview of Nik Viveza V2 editing pluginNik has updated the Viveza editing plugin to version 2 and Keith Cooper has been having a look at what it does. This is the version in the Google Nik Collection (and then the DxO Nik collection)
  • Review of Nik Color Efex Pro V3 filter pluginReview of Nik Color Efex Pro V3 filter pluginReview of Nik Color Efex Pro V3 Creative filters for Photoshop / Aperture / Lightroom. Plugin is part of the Google Nik collection
  • Review of Paper Spectrum Pinnacle fine art papersReview of Paper Spectrum Pinnacle fine art papersReview of Pinnacle fine art papers from Paper Spectrum. Cotton rag based art papers for fine art printing. Includes cut sizes for cards
  • Architecture and the 7DArchitecture and the 7DSome test photos taken one foggy morning with the Canon 7D and the wide angle TS-E17 shift lens. Using a shift lens hand-held for architectural shots

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