Digital Imaging for the Underwater Photographer by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl

By Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl

This publication is nice for these simply stepping into electronic images for the underwater international. it's going to specify that it truly is for newbies to as to prevent disappointing those who find themselves already skilled in electronic images.

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Once you begin to understand exactly how it all works, you can then try changing some of the settings. This color-management software’s purpose is to keep a record of how your system manages color and help maintain the same color balance from It is best to start with the scanner’s color-management system set to its default—sRGB. You can experiment later with the other settings when your system is producing good scans. 32 DIGITAL IMAGING FOR THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER input to the final output.

The rest of the image is adjusted accordingly. SCANNING YOUR UNDERWATER IMAGES 35 Final scan of color negative with adjustments to color, gamma, and exposure made with scanner controls. 36 DIGITAL IMAGING FOR THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER 4 DIGITAL RESOLUTION T he number-one question underwater photographers ask us is at what resolution they should scan their images. In each case, we immediately asked them what they will be doing with the images. We then give them our resolution recommendation only to find that they totally ignored our advice and scanned the images at maximum resolution.

58 DIGITAL IMAGING FOR THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER in Elements 2, a special menu will appear with buttons for corrections to color, brightness, rotation, and focus. When you select one of these buttons, the program automatically makes that adjustment for you. There are thumbnails to show you the before and after versions to help you see if you are going in the right direction. If not, just hit the reset button and try a different tool. The newer Auto Smart Fix command in Elements 3 makes the same automatic corrections to the image but allows a special Adjust Smart Fix command so you can make manual adjustments to the image.

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