31 January 2009
In this tutorial we will color a black and white photo using gradient maps, solid colors, and the Color blending mode. Using these techniques, you will be able to hand color any black and white photo in a way that looks photorealistic.
Revolutionary sensor blazes the way to a new era of high image quality
“Super CCD EXR”
A ‘three-in-one’ sensor for high resolution, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range
Made by photographic specialists for photographic specialists
PHOTOKINA 2008, COLOGNE, GERMANY, September 23, 2008 —FUJIFILM
Corporation, on the anniversary of 10 years of FinePix cameras, has developed “Super
CCD EXR,” a revolutionary new sensor developed in the rigorous pursuit of high image
There is strong demand in the digital camera market to increase the number of pixels on
a sensor, which, all too often, is used as a convenient yardstick for image quality. While
introducing excellent 12-megapixel cameras such as the FinePix F50fd and the FinePix
F100fd, Fujifilm has had great success in increasing pixel density while at the same
time controlling noise and optimizing sensitivity. Fujifilm’s campaign to improve
overall image quality, while at the same time increasing sensor resolution, has been
coordinated under the program of ‘Real Photo Technology.’
Digital photography has come a long way in a few years. It's fast, efficient, and more cost-effective than the old ways. And best of all, digital photography just keeps getting easier and more enjoyable.
• Digital takes the fear out of photography by letting you take as many pictures as you want.
So many advantages
• You can see right away if you got the picture you want, and you can delete pictures you don’t want.
• Upload pictures and share them with friends and family anytime, anywhere using a computer — or even a mobile phone.
• Digital costs less because you don’t buy film and you don’t pay to print photos you don’t want.
• People use digital photography in their work every day — police officers, real estate agents, insurance agents, fire fighters, scientists, and doctors, just to name a few.
Think you need a digital camera to have fun with digital photography? Think again. All you need is access to a computer and you’re ready to go.
•There are several ways you can get pictures ready for a computer:
Scan existing prints and burn a CD
•Scan pictures that you’ve already taken. Whether you have a scanner at home or school, or have access to scanning services through a photo developer, getting favorite photos on a CD lets you quickly and easily copy these cherished memories to a computer for editing, printing, and sharing.
At the one-hour photo request a CD instead of prints
•When you take pictures with a film camera and take them to the one-hour photo for developing, have the pictures put on a CD instead of getting prints. This way you’ll still have access to all the benefits digital photography offers.
Use a digital camera There are lots of different types of digital cameras. Before you buy, make a list of the “must have” features to find the right one for you.
The early days of digital photography had some problems. Cameras were expensive. Photo quality was not good. There weren’t a lot of tools to handle digital photos.
Top 10 digital myths
Since then digital cameras have gotten a lot better. So have the photos they make. The tools available to manage photos have made digital easier than ever, too.
1. A digital photo is not as good as film. Today’s digital cameras produce great-looking photos, even in large print sizes. Film is good and improving, too. But digital easily keeps pace.
But there are still some people who have a negative view of digital photography. So here are the Top 10 myths…exposed:
2. Digital cameras are big and heavy. There are a lot of small, featherweight digital cameras that have loads of features. They create top-quality photos, too.
3. Digital cameras are slow. For a long time, digital cameras were slower than their film cousins. Every year, digital cameras get faster.
Digital photography guide
© 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated Introduction to digital photography 3
4. Digital photography is expensive. Digital keeps getting cheaper. Someday soon it won’t cost any more than film.
5. It takes too long to transfer pictures to a computer. Get a USB or FireWire memory card reader to make quick transfers. The fastest card readers can copy three or four high-resolution JPEG photos to the computer in one second.
6. It’s hard to view and edit digital photos. Not any more. For example, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 is available for less than US$100 — and it's surprisingly easy to learn and use.
7. It’s hard to make prints from digital photos. Printing digital photos is easy. You can print at home, or on the Internet using an online photo service.
8. Prints from digital photos look bad. It is almost impossible to tell the difference between digital prints and traditional film prints.
9. It’s hard to organize and store digital photos. Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 software lets you organize photos by category: family, friends, school, vacations, and pets. Protect your original photo files — also called digital negatives — by burning a CD and listing its contents on the disk.
10. Digital photography is too much fun. Sorry…this one’s true!
- Editorial publication rights are not typically granted to architects unless specific allystated in a written licensing agreement.
- publication’s content is its most valuable asset, attracting both readership and advertisers. If the publication refuses to acknowledge the value of photography and does not secure an editorial license, the responsibility for licensing the rights may revert to the architect.
- A photo credit is not equal to the value of the content (images) received by the publisher.