Buyer's Guide 2009: Software Plug-Ins

Plug-ins are one of the best tools photographers have in the digital darkroom.
By Ibarionex R. Perello
Plug-ins are one of the best tools photographers have in the digital darkroom. They extend the power of our primary photo application—some by adding new functionality and others by making complicated adjustments much faster and more intuitive. There's a plug-in for just about every essential task, from color correction and…

Buyer's Guide 2009: Fine-Art Printers

Inkjet printers have been outstanding for years now, but the latest generation really advances the state of the art. As camera resolution has increased to easily support it, the trend is toward making larger, 13x19-inch printers the best printers possible for photographers.
By Rob Sheppard
Inkjet printers have been outstanding for years now, but the latest generation really advances the state of the art. As camera resolution has increased to easily support it, the trend is toward making larger, 13x19-inch printers the best printers possible for photographers. The 13x19-inch print is big enough to display…

Buyer's Guide 2009: Storage

Every photographer needs a backup strategy.
By Brannack McLain
Every photographer needs a backup strategy. Trust us when we tell you that hard drives fail, and when they do, you'll be really glad you had copies of your photos and other irreplaceable files on multiple drives. External storage solutions like those included here offer an affordable, convenient way to…

Buyer's Guide 2009: Monitors

Buying a monitor for digital photography is one of the most important decisions to make on the computer side of imaging.
By Jon Canfield
Buying a monitor for digital photography is one of the most important decisions to make on the computer side of imaging. While a smaller, basic monitor may be fine for web browsing and e-mail, when it comes to digital photography, a large, high-resolution display makes the process a lot easier…

Buyer's Guide 2009: Color Management

Without a solid color-management system in place, what you see on screen isn't necessarily what you'll get in the final print.
By Kim Castleberry
Without a solid color-management system in place, what you see on screen isn't necessarily what you'll get in the final print. Dry? Technical? Yes, but worth paying attention to if you're looking for vibrant, knockout color every time you print. Whether calibrating your monitor or a whole system of devices…

Buyer's Guide 2009: Must-Have Accessories

Camera bags are especially important as they perform two vital functions, protecting your gear from damage and keeping it all organized.
By The Editors
Bags Camera bags are especially important as they perform two vital functions, protecting your gear from damage and keeping it all organized. Available in a range of sizes, shapes and styles, there's no perfect bag for everyone, but there's a perfect bag for you, your equipment and the types of…
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