- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (October 29, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592001416
- ISBN-13: 978-1592001415
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.8 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,756,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mastering Digital Scanning with Slides, Film, and Transparencies 1st Edition
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With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is a best-selling author of books on digital photography and imaging technology, and the originator of popular series like "David Busch's Pro Secrets" and "David Busch's Quick Snap Guides." He has written eight hugely successful guidebooks for Nikon digital SLR models, and the most comprehensive manuals for dSLRs from Canon, Sony, and other vendors. His many other books devoted to digital photography include "David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets" and "Mastering Digital SLR Photography." As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he has illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photographs and articles have been published in magazines as diverse as "PhotoGraphic," "Popular Photography & Imaging," "The Rangefinder," "The Professional Photographer," and hundreds of other publications. HeÂ's also reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and "Computer Shopper."
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However, if you have done some scanning and understand the basics, then there is likely to be little here of value. The book has a lot of pages and is well organized, but each chapter falls well short of providing the in-depth knowledge required for mastery, despite the cutesie congratulatory message at the end of each chapter. If you have an analytical or engineering mindset, and wish to learn useful details of the scanning process, then save your money, this book is not for you.
What about film formats, considerations for resolution calculation, where to make the adjustments (scanner or photo editor) in order to get the best quality? What about when to use higher than 8 bit scans for reflective or transparencies, how to handle and clean film the best, scanner color management, etc.? There are so many other scanning questions that I have that were not touched in any way. I would have called this book "Basic digital Imaging from film history through digital image output"
I have to say that I really liked the background information on traditional film but was very disappointed that there was so little about digital scanning and so much about photo editing, 3rd party vendors, image publishing, and other non-scanning topics.
There are better books out there if you just look for a good all-round book about digital photography.
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