How to enter your images directly into WCC
here - 500 Kb).
A modified version of the Orton Method. This is to a 7Mb PDF. It described a method in which images are modified using a blurred version overlaying the original images. It produces interesting effects that suit some images but definitely not all.
Some personal thoughts on understanding exposure
and the strange way that digital imaging is a good fit to the way we see
PDF document (16Kb).
Considering the difficulty that many members have with sizing Projected
Digital Images (PDI) for submission for monthly competitions, this a draft
document illustrating a simple method for producing suitably sized images
using Photoshop Elements version 9. Earlier and later versions of PSE are
likely to be similar, as should the full version of Photoshop but, since I
only have PSE, this is just a guess on my part.
Note that this is not the
only way to do it even within PSE.
A copy of the document in PDF format from PSE is available via this link.
Your feedback would be appreciated.
FastStone is an interesting free photo programme that
has up-to-date RAW image capability. It is a lot
more than an image viewer and it is surprisingly up to date with types of
RAW images it supports - even very recent releases.
quick guide to resizing images is available as a PDF through this link.
Corel Paintshop Pro is an affordable alternative to
Adobe Photoshop (without subscription complications). This a
PDF of the procedure to resize digital images
for use in competitions.
CaptureOne is a pro-grade image processing package
that independent reviews routinely rate as the best RAW converter you can
buy. This is the procedure for setting up a
Process Recipe to export JPG
images in whatever size you need.
Stacking for the Rest of Us (i.e. those of us who refuse to pay the
price for the full version of Photoshop CS). This method uses the Panorama
function in Photoshop Elements plus some manual manipulation to achieve a
reasonable approximation of focus stacking to achieve extended depth of
field in macro photography.
This is not a link to an instruction document
but to an article you might find interesting:
Breaking the Rules by thomaspark | Photo Techniques | Published Nov 11, 2012 http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1304360703/breaking-the-rules/print
It is something to make you think about the compositions for your images.
Test Image: a freely available image with a wide gamut of colours to
test not colour accuracy but also printing precision (i.e. bleeding between
colour patches). Either open the image and save as a TIF or try right
clicking the link and choose Download.
Colour Collective UK: A link to another free test page for your monitor and for your printing. You can also download a free e-book "Practical Colour Management". Highly recommended - I learned a lot from it. Quite a long read but well worth the effort.
Please let us know if you would like similar "cheat sheets" for other common procedures.