April 16, 2007 HelpLine


Q) I'm starting to pay more attention to white balance in my photography. I've read some of what you and others in PCPhoto have said about not forgetting white balance when shooting RAW. So now I've been trying some photography while keeping the dial off of AWB. For the most part, it has been working well. But there have been some situations where I haven't been satisfied. So I'm wondering about custom white balance and whether I should always be using that?

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Q) I'm starting to pay more attention to white balance in my photography. I've read some of what you and others in PCPhoto have said about not forgetting white balance when shooting RAW. So now I've been trying some photography while keeping the dial off of AWB. For the most…

April 9, 2007 HelpLine

Need More Space
Q) I'm running out of room on my hard drives! While I've been archiving my original images to DVDs, I have hundreds of images on my computer. I'd like to add more storage, but I'm not sure which direction to go.

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Need More Space Q) I'm running out of room on my hard drives! While I've been archiving my original images to DVDs, I have hundreds of images on my computer. I'd like to add more storage, but I'm not sure which direction to go. J. James Austin, Texas A) As…

April 2, 2007 HelpLine

Shooting Hoops
Q) I'm new to digital SLRs and want to photograph my son's indoor basketball games. Working in shutter- and aperture-priority modes, I can get sharp photos or bright photos inside, but haven't been able to get sharp, properly exposed photos without a lot of noise. My white balance and ISO are both set on auto. What am I doing wrong?

DPMag
Shooting Hoops Q) I'm new to digital SLRs and want to photograph my son's indoor basketball games. Working in shutter- and aperture-priority modes, I can get sharp photos or bright photos inside, but haven't been able to get sharp, properly exposed photos without a lot of noise. My white balance…

May 2007 HelpLine

Making Workflow Work

    • Raw File Processing
    • The "Oh-Really?" Factor

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Making Workflow Work • Raw File Processing • The "Oh-Really?" Factor RAW File Processing Q) I don't know what's best when working with RAW files-opening and working on the RAW file and then saving it as a TIFF or first converting it to a TIFF and then working on it?…

Make Your Best Prints Ever

One of the great joys resulting from the change to digital compared to shooting film is the ability to get great photo prints optimized for the subject and photographer. Everyone who used to try to get a good, custom print from a slide or negative knows what a challenge that used to be. There were multiple visits to the lab when an image didn't print right and had to be reprinted. Or often, you'd just accept the print as is because it was "good enough," and any changes weren't worth the back-and-forth with the lab. You probably know what I'm talking about.

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This Article Features Photo Zoom One of the great joys resulting from the change to digital compared to shooting film is the ability to get great photo prints optimized for the subject and photographer. Everyone who used to try to get a good, custom print from a slide or negative…

March 26, 2007 HelpLine

Interpreting Interpolation
Q) When I'm resizing my images, I'm given several different options for interpolation. People tell me to use bicubic, but there are two sub-options. Which should I be using?
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Interpreting Interpolation Q) When I'm resizing my images, I'm given several different options for interpolation. People tell me to use bicubic, but there are two sub-options. Which should I be using? M. Stewart Via the Internet A) Anytime you resize your image using interpolation-whether increasing or decreasing image size-your software…
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