Digital Photography Printing Options for You




Printing photo shots

Printing your photo shots onto the most suitable paper is perhaps as important a step in digital photography as the camera used to shoot a those photos; because the best photo shot will not be produced in its most exceptional and elegant condition if you have not used proper printing equipment for it. So in order to obtain maximum quality of photos you took digitally, it will be necessary to use a good printer as well as the best possible paper you can buy to really make the prints come to life.

The existence of various types of digital cameras have certainly paved the way for different types of printers to be developed; and manufacturers know that printing photos is way different from printing plain documents or other types of prints. That is why they continue to create and introduce to the market, new and advanced printing abilities designed to fully compliment digital photo prints.

For quite a few years now (just about over a decade), there have been several methods in which digital photography could be printed, even as each printing method and technique has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. So it is always best to familiarize yourself with these methods and functions so that you will know what method and technique to associate with the type of digital photography that is most suitable for your purposes; and of course it also helps to know what to avoid when having your photos printed.

That having been said, you’ll find the pros and cons of the two most popular digital photography printing choices in the following paragraphs, so please read on.

The photo store: Pros

The old style of bringing your film to a photo store for developing is still an option available to photography hobbyists and professionals today, with the exception being that films are not used anymore. You need only to bring your digital camera with you and the photo shop will print your photos for you.

Many photographers find the photo stores advantageous based on the highly advanced machines they must necessarily have on their premises which the average photographer might not have at home. In addition, these stores are knowlegeable about and often employ a lot of tips and tricks to make your photos appear at their best. Photo stores also have the capability to edit your photos if you feel that they does not suit your taste; and all you only have to do in order to get this kind of service is provide them with specific instructions after which they will do the rest.

The photo store: Cons

The disadvantage associated with using photo stores is the waiting period; because even if it does not take as long as it does with film, you still need to wait sometime before your photos are printed. What many consider to be another disadvantage is that the printing machine used by photo stores may not be the type you want your photos printed on. So it is better to be very clear about the printing equipment you want them to use so that this problem will be prevented.

The home printer: Pros

The home printer has quickly become one of the most popular methods of printing digital photos, since an increased number of photographers are getting their own printers installed at home so that they can print their photos anytime they feel like it. With home printers, you can edit your own photos and compile them in your own private collection before you start printing them out. You only have to make sure that you have the proper printer for your digital photos if you want them to turn out the way you expect them to be.

The home printer drawback

With home printers you do not have to wait in line for your photos to be printed, since all any photographer will ever need is for his/her camera to be plugged directly into his/her computer for immediate and high quality photo prints in no time. The only drawback in home printers is that you have no other options of printing processes to use since the resulting printed copies will depend on the kind of printing that you use.

The point is that digital photography printing provides protographers of various skill levels with definite options. All they need to do is choose the one that they think will provide them with the perfect photo while reducing – if not elimimating – the many hassles and headaches they would otherwise encounter if there was only one manner in which to produce digital photo prints.

Photo Editing Software Options for You

A more perfect image

Ever since the introduction of digital photography and subsequent improvements (including accessories and equipment) that help to refine digital cameras, more and more people have used these marvels of technology to achieve better quality photos; and yet – in spite of such the excellence in digital cameras – users sometimes still don’t get as perfect an image as they’d like. However, because of the existence of digital photography software, we all now have the ability to modify and edit our photos in order to get the more perfect image we want.

There are many examples that can be provided in support of this viewpoint, but the list of digital photography software below, which consists of various types, is a better and more powerful way to demonstrate the many ways you can use such enhanced accessories as they are made available in the marketplace. So without further elaboration, here are those software options.

Adjustment of graphics/photos

Infran View. With this software program you can alter the graphics at the same time as you crop and cut your graphics, produce slideshows and even enhance those graphics; and all these features are made available in one simple, free software program. This, by the way, is also perfect for group processing.

Image Force. This is a free software program with editing and painting tools which also has an image editor. This software will also let you transfer images from digital cameras and scanners; but it is best used for modifying, sending and printing you photos; and even though it is a rather complicated program, you can be rest assured that you’ll have a quality output.

Kodak EasyShare Freeware. Kodak has been a well-known name in the photography industry for a long time and still is, because the company has adapted to the digital transformation of this industry by creating such software products like this EasyShare Freeware that is widely used for modifying, sharing and even printing your photos. This product is great for amateurs since it is easier to use.

PhotoFilter. This is a simple software program, and although it has limited features, it is elegant in such a way that it has a user interface and lots of image adjustment buttons, effects and filters.

The list continues

VCW Photo Editor. This free version of graphic editor provides lots of editing and painting features, as well as tools such as: a text tool, color replacement, gradients, editing in any scales, selections by region or color, special effects and much more. You can also upgrade to a higher version of the tool for added and better features.

Picasa. This is a freeware from google which gives you the ability to share and edit all photos saved on your PC; but the good thing about this digital photography software is that it instantly sets all the images and then sorts them by album with the date on each folder which would help you to easily recognize all your pictures. You simply drag and drop to organize your albums, as well as to create labels on each album. Moreover, Picasa like any other software, gives you the ability to share and send your pictures by uploading them in your emails, and blogs.

Serif Photo Plus. This digital photography software includes features such as: editable text, image slicing, export optimizer, image maps, smart shapes, selection tools and other image enhancement tools. The current version has been available online free of charge for sometime, but you can order a CD with a shipping charge if you choose to.

ADG Panorama Version 5.0. Like other software programs, Panorama also lets you share your photos easily and generate them quickly; and it has added features that embed, edit and publish 360 degrees of interactive panoramic composition directly on the web. This software is internet dependent, however.

Picture Shark. PS is freeware allows you to “inscribe” visible text or logos on the photos; but it offers additional features which include, the Wizard user interface and the capacity to produce real watermarks; but it also has a feather that create edges between the picture and the stamp in order to make the image smarter; and it supports any image format.

Explore!

These are some of the available digital photography software available at the writing of this post, and there is sure to be more to come as technology continues its rapid pace of change and progress. As a digital photographer you can always play with your image by using a little creativity; so don’t be afraid to explore. Practice and research more on the software program that you think would work best for you.

Reasons to Embrace Digital Photography





A digital phenomenon

With all the enhancements, improved images and easy-to-use equipment that makes digital photography such a technological breakthrough in picture-taking, it is hardly surprising that so many individuals having an interest in photography (hobbyists, professionals and casual users, among others) seemed to have gotten hooked on this medium and find it a popular habit that is hard to kick, if indeed, they have any desire to kick it in the first place. Since the birth of digital photography, it has been easier and more convenient for people to capture what many consider the best photos they have ever taken.

Digital Photography indeed has become the new wave of photographic excellence for many years to come; and for those who are still using the old method of photo shooting with film photography, they may well need to rethink their picture-taking strategy. However, if you haven’t seen actual proof or heard any convincing arguments in support of digital photography superiority, we’d like to share with you a few good reasons why digital photography will be a more exceptional picture-taking method to use.

1. Generally, one of the most outstanding features that could be cited for choosing digital photography is the convenience afforded by this new and excellent method. Aside from the fact that digital cameras are easy to use, based on their user-friendliness, these cameras are also portable and you can simple place one of them safely in your pocket anywhere you go.

2. With digital cameras you can save your time and effort because provide instant feedback once you take photos. Each camera has a review button to let you view all the photos so you’ll be able to choose the best one, while at the same time, it also comes with a delete button for those photos you don’t want to keep. In short, you can keep on trying until you get the right (ideal?) photo, something that can hardly be said about the old film photography cameras.

Outstanding features

3. There are several outstanding features of digital photography, including the capacity to have your photos printed immediately, which is made even easier if you have a digital printer; in which case, you can simply connect your digital camera to the printer, press the “print” button and presto! You have instant pictures. When you contrast this almost instantaneous picture taking method with the process required to produce a picture using film cameras (the time it takes before you get your photos developed) you can see there is really no comparison.

4. Another great thing you can get from digital photography is the capacity to modify or edit your photos anytime. Since the images are in digital files, it is much easier now to edit them. You can simply open the images in any photo editing software supported by the file. With the photo editing software, you can alter or adjust the color of your photos. You can also crop the photo and design your own photo. All of these in one photo editing package. It’s more than what you can get from film cameras.

5. Consider this scenario for a moment: You want to put up a small business and you obviously want to offer your clients and customers the very best product and superior service. Wouldn’t you want access to the fast, high-quality and almost perfect pictures offered by digital photography for every job you are entrusted with? In other words, use the best photographic tools and resources available to do what they do best, while freeing up more of your time to do what you do best, being creative.

Photos and much more

Keep in mind also, that digital photos are not only being used simply to fill photo albums; because many of them are being converted to T-shirts, mugs, invitations, greeting cards, calendars and a lot of other creative and artistic products. This is due to the fact that digital photos can be printed and reproduced anywhere and in anyway simply by a user obtaining the right photo paper. So go ahead and be as creative as you need to be in an effort to make as much money as you can, and you’ll find that you have a great tool in the form of a digital camera.

6. Lastly, with digital photography a user has the ability to share photos s/he has with loved ones, friends, relatives and evenb business associates and colleagues. To do this s/he can simply give a copy of those precious moments to someone everywhere s/he goes by simply attaching a softcopy of the photo to your email and send it. It’s that easy. On the other hand, to share pictures from a film camera, s/he will spend money just on scanning the photos in order to be able to send them online. Of course that will consist of extra work for a digital photographer.

Get in the habit

It seems therefore, that digital photography has really paved the way for making photography convenient and easier at the same time while achieving high quality photos. It just goes to show that there’s no better time to opt to digital photography than now, if you haven’t already made that decision. Why not get in the habit? You may find it hard to kick once you start, because you just might enjoy all over again – in a new and enhanced way – the experience of taking pictures.