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digital photography
Last modified: Sunday, October 05, 1997 

The art and science of producing and manipulating digital photographs -- photographs that are represented as bit maps. Digital photographs can be produced in a number of ways:
  • Directly with a digital camera
  • By capturing a frame from a video
  • By scanning a conventional photograph
  • Once a photograph is in digital format, you can apply a wide variety of special effects to it with image enhancing software. You can then print the photo out on a normal printer or send it to a developing studio which will print it out on photographic paper.

    Although the resolution of digital photos is not nearly as high as photos produced from film, digital photography is ideal when you need instant, low-resolution pictures. It's especially useful for photos that will be displayed on the World Wide Web because Web graphics need to be low resolution anyway so that they can be downloaded quickly.

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    Digital photography as legal evidence
    This paper reveals an abbreviated overview of how digital images are captured, stored, and manipulated, how digital photography is part photograph, part computer data, and how neither doctrine is entirely adequate to address the foreseeable danger of negligent or fraudulent misuse of inaccurate images, and suggestions to assure the integrity of visual evidence presented in court.

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    Describes a tool used for optimizing color images from digital cameras.

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    USA Today article (March 1, 1997) on John Sculley's move from Apple Computer to CEO of Live Picture, a small company with technology to let home personal computer users manipulate photographs.

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    This page, from Photo Shopper, provides links to two articles describing what a photographer really needs in order to build an ideal digital photography system, and how much it will cost.

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