Photography and Computer

In just a few years’ time, the area of digital photography developed rapidly. Photography and computer technology can hardly be separated nowadays. Below is an overview of all the articles on image processing and image management on the computer.

Change Image Size

Whereas you can usually scale down an image file without an issue, enlarging an image file can be problematic in terms of resolution. Therefore, make sure that when you enlarge images that you use the correct procedure and suitable software.

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Colour Management

At the latest when you start processing images, the time has come to address colour management. Imagine you have been processing your images for hours and have corrected brightness, contrast and colour. Once you’ve printed off copies or projected the image, you suddenly realise that the photos are too bright, too dark or have a colour cast.

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Data Backup

It used to be a time consuming job creating a backup copy (reproduction photography). Today however, a simple click allows you to copy what you wish to copy to the chosen place. However, it still often occurs that photographers complain about a loss of data.

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File Management with Short Cuts

If you familiarize yourself with short cuts from the beginning, you will become much more efficient at working at the computer. Especially for commands that occur time and time again, you will be much faster using the key combination (short cut) than by clicking on the menu bar or the right mouse button.

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HDR

A camera can only display a limited range in contrast (LDR images). Areas that are outside of this range appear as white (lights) or black (shadow areas) and in these areas there are no further details to be seen. To increase the contrast range of an image, capture images with different exposure settings. These are then merged into one image using software.

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Image Processing Program – Work Space

Bildbearbeitungsprogramm im Überblick [Abbildung: Adobe Photoshop Elements]In this article, you will find an overview of the classical build-up of an image processing program, Photoshop Elements. Using this program, I will show you the fundamental processing options for digital photographs.

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Monitor Calibration

Before processing images on the computer, we should first deal with calibration and colour management, starting off with monitor calibration.

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Short Cuts in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Short cuts are valuable tools when working with computers. In this section you will find a list of the short cuts used in Adobe Photoshop Elements for the most important tools and options. These short cuts make working with Photoshop Elements much simpler and more efficient.

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Tools / Tool Bar

Arbeitsbereich mit Werkzeugpalette [Abbildung: Adobe Photoshop Elements]In this article, I will introduce the most important tools for image processing, using Adobe Photoshop Elements as an example. The tool bar offers you wide range of editing tools.

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