Trade Tricks: Color Harmony

The path to getting a better print starts with a color-managed workflow.
By Adam Crawford
The path to getting a better print starts with a color-managed workflow. Calibrating your monitor is an important first step, but for the ultimate in control, you'll also want to create ICC profiles for your printer. An ICC profile is a small data file that tells devices how to interpret…

2008 Editors' Choice Awards

Our annual Editors' Choice Awards is consistently one of the most popular features in PCPhoto, but it's also one of the toughest for us as editors.
By The Editors
Our annual Editors' Choice Awards is consistently one of the most popular features in PCPhoto, but it's also one of the toughest for us as editors. We cover hundreds of new products each year, and trying to pick just a handful of these for recognition isn't easy. So, while we…

Buyer's Guide 2008: Software Plug-Ins

While you can do just about anything to an image with Photoshop, some tasks can be fairly labor-intensive or tricky to accomplish unless you know exactly what to do.
By Dave Willis
While you can do just about anything to an image with Photoshop, some tasks can be fairly labor-intensive or tricky to accomplish unless you know exactly what to do. Plug-ins are applications that extend the capabilities of Photoshop, most often by providing a more automated, simplified approach to an otherwise…

Buyer's Guide 2008: Photo Printers

With such a wide range of photo printers on the market today, printing at home is an even more appealing option for getting your digital images out of the camera and onto paper than it has been in the past.
By Theano Nikitas
With such a wide range of photo printers on the market today, printing at home is an even more appealing option for getting your digital images out of the camera and onto paper than it has been in the past. Overall improvements in technical specifications, image quality and longevity, combined…

Buyer's Guide 2008: Digital Storage

You don't have to shoot long with today's multi-megapixel cameras to see your hard drive space be quickly consumed.
By Theano Nikitas
You don't have to shoot long with today's multi-megapixel cameras to see your hard drive space be quickly consumed. And it's not just running out of storage space that should motivate you to look for alternative storage options. Perhaps more importantly, it's unwise to put all your digital eggs in…

Buyer's Guide 2008: Color Calibration

Calibrating your monitor may not sound exciting, but the results can be. Without a properly calibrated monitor, photo edits won't be accurate, and what you see on your screen isn't what the prints will look like. So you'll have to make some tweaks and print again...and again.
By Harlon Mitchell
Calibrating your monitor may not sound exciting, but the results can be. Without a properly calibrated monitor, photo edits won't be accurate, and what you see on your screen isn't what the prints will look like. So you'll have to make some tweaks and print again...and again. That's a big…
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