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Jul 28, 2006

Adobe digital photography white papers and primers-Update

Adobe has updated many of the original white papers and primers available as PDF downloads from Adobe.com. Explore these papers and primers — written by some of the biggest names in the industry — to learn more about the world of digital photography.

Available from two locations on the site, you’ll find the following;

From Adobe digital imaging solutions for photographers
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New additions Updated for CS2!

Adobe Camera Raw 3.x
Bruce Fraser takes you through Adobe Camera Raw 3.x from end-to-end in this essential overview.
(7.0MB PDF direct download link)

Digital photography workflow
Noted photographer and educator Jeff Schewe explains the ins and outs of the digital imaging workflow.
(5.7MB PDF direct download link)

Additional downloads are available including; Understanding Digital Raw Capture, Raw Capture, Linear Gamma, and Exposure and introducing the Digital Negative specification. These are not new updates.

From Adobe digital photography white papers and primers

New additions Updated for CS2!

Digital Image Integrity
by George Reis
Photographs have been altered or “faked” ever since the very beginning of chemical photography. Learn how Photoshop CS is providing forensics experts and law enforcement specialists better tools for evaluating the authenticity of a photograph.
(1.2MB PDF direct download link)

Black and White Conversion Tutorial
by John Paul Caponigro
Are you looking for more detail in your digital B&W conversions? Or perhaps better contrast and tonal separation? Here’s an opportunity to learn how to get maximum flexibility out of your B&W conversions. Follow along step-by-step, as John Paul Caponigro shows you how the pros do it in this dynamic PDF tutorial.
(5.7MB PDF direct download link)
Black and White Conversion Action
This download is a Photoshop Action (.atn) that automates the sequence of steps outlined in the JP Caponigro tutorial above. It is not required to complete the tutorial. This Action is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS and CS2.
(10K .atn action file)

About Metadata
by Jeff Schewe
Find out how to give your images more value — and make them easier to find — by learning the basics of metadata.
(4.0MB PDF direct download link)

A Color Managed Raw Workflow
by Jeff Schewe and Bruce Fraser
Messy chemicals and processing trays are a thing of the past, but you’re still the one who must be sure your raw photos are processed properly. Learn how to take control by mastering these basics of color management in your raw workflow.
(5.3MB PDF direct download link)

Making the Transition from Film to Digital
by Michael Reichmann
Making the transition from shooting film to shooting digital is an exciting journey, but without this roadmap you might find more detours than solutions. Author and photographer Michael Reichmann provides a guide to the new language of digital photography, and will help you identify the crucial differences of shooting with film.
(1.5MB PDF direct download link)

Highlight Recovery in Adobe Camera Raw
by Jeff Schewe
The best digital cameras have about the same dynamic range as transparency film, but with Adobe Camera Raw you can actually process your raw images to pull out more highlight detail than you may have thought possible.
(3.3MB PDF direct download link)

Additional new primers will be added in the coming weeks/months.

Note: Adobe Reader 6.x or above are required to read these PDFs.
(free download)

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