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Adobe Camera Raw Training CD
In Essentials of Adobe Camera Raw acclaimed Hollywood photo illustrator Lee Varis shares tips and techniques from his 30 years of experience as a photographer. With these techniques, you'll get richer colors, striking details, and perfect human skin tones every time.
Photoshop CS2 Paths Training CD
Rawformat Announces: Phototshop CS2 Paths Training CD
In Photoshop CS2 Path Essentials Chris McCormack explores the world of Paths and Vector shapes in CS2, exposing the many ways they can be used to make selections, create special effects and even scalable vector graphics. Utilizing one of the most important tools ever found in Photoshop, Chris combines the newest features in CS2 to show you how to take Paths to a whole new level.
Photoshop Training CDs and DVDs
Photoshop Path Essentials Training CD In Photoshop CS2 Path Essentials Chris McCormack explores the world of Paths and Vector shapes in CS2, exposing the many ways they can be used to make selections, create special effects and even scalable vector graphics. Utilizing one of the most important tools ever found in Photoshop, Chris combines the newest features in CS2 to show you how to take Paths to a whole new level. More info here.
Photoshop Masters on DVD Three of the world's top Photoshop users and authors share their mastery of Photoshop and show how to retouch, edit, and maximize Photoshop.
Photoshop Elements training on DVD On the "Making Your Photos Look Great with Photoshop Elements" DVD, two top Photoshop gurus show the best techniques for refining, retouching, and printing digital camera photos and scanned images. Tap into the power of Photoshop Elements and learn how to make your pictures perfect.
OpenRaw Discussion Group OpenRaw is a coordination list for photographers with the goal to motivate camera makers to open up their proprietary RAW formats for 3rd party programmers.
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Make Your Voice Be Heard The camera companies need to know that photographers care about standards and want camera manufacturers to adopt DNG as a standard format.
Photoshop Masking & Compositing features in-depth tutorials on how to skillfully combine images to create fine-art images, contemporary illustrations, and insightful editorial content.
Guru Katrin Eismann shows expert strategies and techniques to create accurate masks that maintain the finest detail in hair, translucency, and even smoke.
Photoshop News A great resource. Contains the latest info and techniques for passionate Photoshop users. Lots of Raw and DNG related info.
A great sharpening solution for Photoshop users Other products may provide useful sharpening tools, but only PhotoKit SHARPENER provides a complete "Sharpening Workflow". From capture to output, PhotoKit SHARPENER intelligently produces the optimum sharpness on any image, from any source, reproduced on any output device. But PhotoKit SHARPENER also provides the creative controls to address the requirements of individual images and the individual tastes of users.
Rawformat saw very strong hints that a company in the digital images processors business is working on the DNG file format.
Digital images processors are the chips that convert the sensor data into RAW, JPEG or TIFF files inside a digital camera.
When the cameras using the chip will be available, it will be another milestone in our combat for an open RAW file format. Photographers will not need to wait for a software update to be able to use their new camera at its full potential.
Iridient Digital have just released Raw Developer 1.2. This major update brings the support for many cameras, but also for the DNG format. Faster loading of image files, and a better demosaicing are some of the many new features and improvements of this Mac OS X raw images processor.
Hasselblad and Leica Camera AG are among the first camera manufacturers to support DNG. Hasselblad will work to allow export to the Digital Negative file format and Leica plans to include native support within their new camera models. Full story here.
Dcraw, the ANSI C program written by Dave Coffin, has the goal to decode any RAW image from any camera on any computer. Indeed, the program can be compiled for every Operating System, so one could say that dcraw is most versatile cross platform RAW decoding program out there.
Dave has told us that the program, in its soon to be released version 7.0, will not just add the support of DNG files, but be completely redesigned around the DNG format. This will mean more accurate colors, better white balance, etc.
Although Dcraw uses a command line interface, its code is used in many programs using a GUI (Graphical User Interface), so after the official release of Dcraw 7.0, the number of programs being able to open a DNG will greatly increase.
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