From the Digital Negative (DNG) specification to industry-leading Adobe® Photoshop® CS software, Adobe offers essential tools for digital imaging. Explore these papers and primers — written by some of the biggest names in the industry — to learn more about the new world of digital photography.

The Role of Working Spaces in Adobe Applications [色彩空间玩转转]

by Andrew Rodney

Photographer Andrew Rodney shows you what RGB working spaces are, why you need them, and when you might select one working space over another. This article provides the basic information you’ll need if you are using Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Camera Raw, or any application that supports International Color Consortium (ICC) color management.

(PDF: 468k)
Figure 4: 3D example from article
Figure 5: 3D example from article
A Raw Workflow in the Real World: The March of the Yellow Penguins [Raw的残酷实战]

by Jeff Schewe

Use Photoshop CS2 for raw image processing, and boost your productivity. Photographer Jeff Schewe shows you how he took his raw workflow to the test under extreme Arctic conditions.

(PDF: 11.2M)

Updated for CS2!
Digital Image Integrity [数字图像真伪鉴证]

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.

(PDF: 1.2M)

Calibrating the Digital Darkroom Environment [校正基准数字图像工作环境]

by Karl Lang

If you want to create the most accurate prints possible in your digital darkroom, you’ll want to learn how to calibrate your work environment. Karl Lang steps you through the basics of how and why you need to manage your work environment as carefully as you do your studio lighting.

(PDF: 722k)

Preparing Images for Delivery [准备好图片,获得好的输出效果]

by Jeff Schewe

What should photographers do to ensure that their images reproduce well in print? Jeff Schewe outlines how you can take some precautions and learn the lingo to communicate with your print service provider to get the print results you want.

(PDF: 7.1M)

Updated for CS2!
Black and White Conversion Tutorial [数字图像的黑白转换]

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.

(PDF: 2.5M)

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.
(ATN: 10K)

Updated for CS2!
About Metadata [图像中的元信息’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.

(PDF: 4.0M)

Updated for CS2!
A Color Managed Raw Workflow [Raw流程中的色彩管理]

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.

(PDF: 5.3M)

Updated for CS2!
Making the Transition from Film to Digital [从胶片到数字]

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.

(PDF: 1.5M)

Updated for CS2!
Highlight Recovery in Adobe Camera Raw [用ACR优化你的高光区]

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.

(PDF: 3.3M)

Updated for CS2!
State of the Art [艺术市场数字输出的状况]

by R. Mac Holbert

When is a photograph deemed “art”? Today, the adoption of digital photography would seem to be pushing the clock back over 100 years, judging from the resistance of some to the new technologies. R. Mac Holbert gives us his perspective of the state of the art in this timely article.

(PDF: 435k)


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