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  • Eye One Printer profiling Eye One Printer profilingA review of printer ICC profiling using the GretagMacbeth (X-Rite) eye one (i1 Pro) spectrophotometer and eye one match software.
  • DxO Optics Pro 3 Review DxO Optics Pro 3 ReviewFull review of DxO Optics Pro version 3.5 adds new workflow options and improves RAW image processing, lens correction and nose reduction.
  • Why media settings are vital in your printer profiling Why media settings are vital in your printer profilingOptimal media settings are essential for good results when making printer ICC profiles. Simple test prints make this an easier process with 3rd party papers
  • How to remove Adobe Gamma Windows 2000 XP Vista How to remove Adobe Gamma Windows 2000 XP VistaRemoving and deactivating Adobe Gamma, if installed on Windows 2000 XP Vista computers. Avoids conflict with monitor profiling and calibration systems.
  • A Black and White test image A Black and White test imageSpecial test image designed for black and white print checking. Includes explanation of use for all features of the downloadable image.
  • Profiling your scanner with the Eye One Profiling your scanner with the Eye OneUsing i1Match software and the GretagMacbeth (X-Rite) Eye One (i1) spectrophotometer to measure profiling targets for scanner profiling
  • Eye One Design review Eye One Design reviewReview of Eye One Design software (i1Match) with the Eye One spectrophotometer from GretagMacbeth (X-Rite). Monitor calibration and basic printer profiling.
  • Nik Sharpener Pro V2 review Nik Sharpener Pro V2 reviewDetailed review of Nik Sharpener Pro image sharpening plugin. Version 2 is tested with examples of how it works and why it is so important to use. Valid for current versions too
  • Software review Convert to BW Pro 3 Software review Convert to BW Pro 3Review of the Convert to B/W Pro V3 plugin from 'Theimagingfactory' for converting colour images to black and white.
  • Review Eye One Display 2 Review Eye One Display 2Review of the Eye One Display 2 (i1Display 2) monitor calibrator by GretagMacbeth (X-Rite). Calibrate and profile your monitor.
  • Noise Ninja – Review update Noise Ninja - Review updateUpdated noise ninja review to reflect changes in the full release version of the software - shows how noise reduction can be masked for optimal use
  • A digital pinhole camera using a Canon 1Ds A digital pinhole camera using a Canon 1DsConstruction ideas and sample images for several different designs of pinhole adapter for a Canon full frame DSLR camera. Digital pinhole photography experiments at different focal lengths
  • Saving images for web use Saving images for web useSome of the things to consider when saving images for web use - how care with resizing and basic sharpening can give them a bit more punch
  • Noise Ninja – Removing Image noise Noise Ninja - Removing Image noiseLooking at the Noise Ninja photoshop plugin for removing image noise. Based on Noise Ninja application - functionality later incorporated into Photoninja
  • MonoChromePro pigment inks for black and white printing MonoChromePro pigment inks for black and white printingReview of the MonoChromePro pigment ink set for black and white printing. Includes custom profile curve creation procedures for using QuadToneRIP (QTR). Making use of black and diluted black (grey) ink sets for monochrome photo printing
  • Focus magic review Focus magic reviewReview of the Focus Magic photoshop plugin for image sharpening and camera shake removal. Fixes minor focus and shake problems
  • Raw Power – the DxO converter Raw Power - the DxO converterReview of the RAW file conversion functionality introduced into DxO Optic Pro Version 2. Looks at RAW conversion, lens correction and noise reduction
  • Black and White, the digital way Black and White, the digital wayAn introduction to black and white photography in the digital age. An extended version of an article Keith Cooper wrote for Canon.
  • Resampling to make your images bigger Resampling to make your images biggerResampling or resizing images to make bigger photos and prints has always had many options available. Some considerations for the process
  • The RAW digital image format – why use it The RAW digital image format - why use itA look at the RAW format in camera files and discussion about the many reasons you might choose to use it instead of JPEG

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