The Death of Slides.
A slow death.
“As of October 2004, Kodak no longer manufactures slide
projectors. It is also increasingly difﬁcult in some countries
to locate photo processors who will process slide ﬁlm.”
Wikipedia (from Kodak’s website)
The Online Explosion
Digital is the new standard.
Connect with the world:
- Web galleries - PowerPoints
- Blogs - Printed materials
- Email - Online submissions
What is Digital?
The digit is the pixel.
• Every picture is made of a ﬁnite number of pixels.
• Each pixel is like a bucket of color.
• More buckets of color means the more detail.
• Your monitor has 72 pixels per inch.
Pixels are ﬁnite.
• You cannot add information (pixels) to the original picture.
• Increasing size only pulls apart the original pixels.
PPI = pixels per inch
DPI = dots per inch
• Printers use dots instead of pixels.
• These dots are CMYK.
• Common print resolutions are 150 dpi and 300 dpi.
Point and click.
• Automatic mode is good for most cameras.
• Mega-Pixel refers to millions of pixels in total surface area.
• 2000 x 3500 = 7 million pixels (7 mega-pixels).
Cameras and Scanning
Connect your camera to the computer and follow
the on-screen the directions.
• Mac uses iPhoto.
• PC uses various programs
Import and editing.
Correcting photos is NOT dishonest, it is necessary.
The 3D image.
• Basic editing tools.
• Case study (artist)
• Case study (invitation: for print)
Pack it within a container.
Format is important because it determines where you
can use your image.
Examples: JPG | TIF | PDF | MOV | FLV
Compression Heavy Light
Making ﬁles “lighter.”
JPEG format makes the ﬁle size smaller by averaging the
colors of adjacent pixels.
Computer: JPEG @ 72 dpi
Final Destination. Email: Under 1MB ﬁle size
Print or Web?
Press: TIFF or PDF @ 300 dpi
• Before “saving,” plan the ﬁnal destination for the image.
• Achieving good image quality AND small ﬁle size is the goal.