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The Complete Guide to Digital Imaging
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Author:Joel Lacey
Publisher:Thames & Hudson
ISBN:0-500-28314-1
RRP:19.95
Price: from 15.69!
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It hasnt taken long, but the digital photography book arena is now starting to get crowded so another complete guide needs to be pretty sharp to offer anything new. This one, by ex technical editor of Amateur Photographer magazine, promises to be everything you need to know to create perfect digital images.
The cover looks impressive, the price beats many if the American options and the inside appears, at first glance, to be a visual feast. This soon changes as you start to delve. Considering we are going to create perfect digital images it would help if the examples were perfect. Many of the photographs are average and certainly not perfect, but the points they illustrate are well made and at least you can use this to apply to your own pictures, which are hopefully better! Theres a lot of useful material in here and some is explained extremely well. Theres also a lot of superfluous stuff, illustrations for the sake of it and a large section on equipment that will be out of the date by the time the book is in your collection.
The book is a bit of a mish-mash explaining simple digital theory yet using Photoshop as the software used for editing and lots of Mac based illustrations. Most consumers will use PCs and maybe aspire to Photoshop, but will no doubt own Paint Shop Pro, PhotoSuite or Elements. The design also doesnt really allow you to flow into areas with ease. Its all a bit of a struggle and there are much better books on the subject.

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