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  • 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
  • How do people see your site? How do people see your site?Survey of professional photographers viewing habits - archive article based on a 2004 survey. Dates from when the majority of user still used CRT monitors. Includes links to other research and guidelines
  • A Digital only trip to Colorado A Digital only trip to ColoradoA look at some of the changes when moving from film photography to digital photography after a trip to Colorado by Keith Cooper. The same, but different and better...
  • Better Digital Black and White printing on your Inkjet printer Better Digital Black and White printing on your Inkjet printerSimple technique to make linearising curves for black and white photo prints. Measuring test prints with flatbed scanner provide data for curve construction
  • Update for the ColorVision PrintFIX Update for the ColorVision PrintFIXUpdate information for the original Colorvision (Datacolor) PrintFIX ICC printer profiling system. Includes new calibration card.
  • Swapping the black ink on the Epson 7600 and 9600 Swapping the black ink on the Epson 7600 and 9600Black ink swap - An unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson 7600/9600 printers, reducing ink waste.
  • A 35mm black and white landscape photographer goes digital A 35mm black and white landscape photographer goes digitalLooking at what changed and what didn't when a film based landscape photographer decided to make the switch to an all digital workflow.
  • Fixing your lens imperfections Fixing your lens imperfectionsReview of DxO Optics Pro V1. The very first version of DxO Optics Pro addresses lens distortion problems and fixing them
  • Using your film scanner as a microscope Using your film scanner as a microscopeLooking at a variety of very small objects using a film scanner as a microscope, with unexposed film as a slide and slide cover. Examples show a Bee wing, sugar and salt crystals, and plant seeds.
  • Improving your Macs Colour Improving your Macs ColourHow colour management is managed on the Apple Mac. This 2003 article originally published in TidBITS online magazine
  • Review of the ColorVision PrintFIX Review of the ColorVision PrintFIXReview of the PrintFIX printer profiling system from ColorVision. ICC printer profile creation through measuring printed test targets with PrintFIX scanning unit.
  • Restoring old Photos Restoring old PhotosA look at some of the issues you need to consider when scanning cleaning and restoring old photos. Not difficult, but remember that CDs won't last.

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