Most digital photographers will wish to output
their images for display purposes, or to use in promotional or
publishing work, so it''s essential to have an understanding of the
printing process and the options available. How, for example, do
you ensure that your print matches what you see on your computer
screen? How do you get the most from the files taken with your
Professional photographer David Taylor offers
invaluable guidance and expert tips for all keen photographers on
the basics of printing, from choosing a suitable printer and
printer software to selecting the right papers and inks.
Jargon-free text explains:
• the difference between inkjet, thermal and
• the choice between dye and pigment inks
• the characteristics of glass, matt, pearl or
• the mysteries of colour profiles and colour
Advice is given on how to use image manipulation
software to adjust exposure and contrast, improve highlights,
correct colour, sharpen an image, reduce digital noise, remove dust
and other marks, crop and resize prior to printing.
There''s also advice on shooting and printing
black and white images, plus how to produce sepia, split-toned,
old-style grainy or artistic lith prints.
Practical printing information includes
step-by-step details on:
• making a test strip
• print settings, paper size and paper
• assessing a print
• common printing problems such as banding.
Finally, there''s information on print on demand services for
producing calendars, photo books and greetings cards.