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Dennis,

Photoshop Elements is geared much more towards "common" users or hobby
photographers.  It still has a lot of the full version's power but is at
least a little less intimidating.  And costs a lot less.

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Sun, 27 Feb 2005, Dennis S. Wish, PE wrote:

> Christopher Wright wrote:
>
> > Don't do it that way--copy and paste wont do it reliably. You need to
> > save the shot off as a compressed jpeg to put in your report. The very
> > best way to do it is with Photoshop: do whatever adjustments and
> > retouching you need in then reduce the size with Image Size, then
> > 'Save for Web' you can twiddle the quality and the pixel count to
> > trade off file size against image size and quality. Unless it's a very
> > unusual picture, you can get an acceptable quality image in less than
> > 100K. Be sure to save the original so you can make trial exhibits in a
> > large enough size and still maintain good visual quality. In your
> > report you'll be working at printer resolution, so there's no ee in
> > going to super  high resolution.
> >
> > For other programs the process is still 1.) Do any enhancement like
> > burning and dodging in the highest resolution at the largest image
> > size 2.) reduce the image size to what's practical for a report 3.)
> > adjust compression and image quality to the point where all the
> > necessary content shows what you intend your audience to see,
> >
> > Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
> > chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
> > .......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
> > 1864)
> > http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/
>
> Chris
> I tried using Photoshop years ago and have an old copy, but to be
> honest, I found it rather intimidating and never really learned to use
> it. However, you mentioned Burning and Dodging - something I was very
> familiar with with film and darkroom techniques. Is there any other
> software out that that offers these basic tools without jumping into
> Photoshop again OR has Adobe tamed the beast so that it can be less
> intimidating to photo enthusiasts rather than mostly professionals?
>
> Dennis
>
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