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Old Sep 9, 2005, 2:33 PM   #1
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Just started using Canon Digital Rebel XT - Quality of most picture are nice.

Should editing still be done...I mean you can always sharpen more and play with it more.Because you can really play with every single picture?any way to ruin it?

My concern is that it should print just as you see it on screen.



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Old Sep 10, 2005, 9:32 PM   #2
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Dear Pleaseadvise,

Most software has an "undo" feature, so if you don't like the change you've made, you can undo it and start over.

As for an image printing as it looks "on the screen", how do you know your screen is calibrated for accurate color?

Here's how I make myprints look awesome:

I use a very high quality photo paper (HP premium), and print the photos on an HP printer.

Prior to printing, I go into the HP software and do an "autoenhance".

For some reason, HP's autoenhance gets the image just where the HP printer and paper needs it to get a really awesome print!

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Old Sep 16, 2005, 10:10 AM   #3
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Since you're on a mac, iPhoto will always keep the original. Not matter what you do to the picture, you will always have the original.
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The only way to ruin your original photo is to not save it. Unaltered. Exactly as it comes from the camera. With no modifications whatsoever.

So long as you have a copy of the original, you can always go back and start over after whatever editing you do. If you don't do that, you might regret cropping out your Uncle Fred or adding a beard to your Aunt Edna.
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What's going to happen to all those unprinted jpegs?

Should there be a digital graveyard?


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Yup, there is a digital graveyard - otherwise known as spindles of CDs/DVDs. And I have witnessed resurrection from that graveyard.

For sure you want to save the original of any image good enough to spend time editing.
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