JPEGs are for the Web - NOT for Printing
The JPEG image compression scheme and file format was developed in 1986 by the Joint Photographic Experts Group. Hence, J.P.E.G. was born. It was developed primarily to facilitate the reduction of large file sizes through the use of data compression.
Embellishing Fine Art Prints
For some artists, the "Giclee" print is just a first step on the journey to the development of their vision. Once a fine art print is rendered and prepared the artist can add embellishments to the prints making each new work unique. This is the process of drawing or...
What is Colour Management and why is it necessary?
Colour management is a collection of rules and procedures in digital imagery which govern the control and management of every process involved in the colour transformations which occur during image capture or rendering images between input devices such as a digital camera...
What is a "Custom Print" anyway?
To fully appreciate a custom print, we should look first at its opposite - a standard or "on-line" acquired print. These prints are made in unattended, automated, serial operations. You upload your images to a server from your computer or drop them off to a photo service...
The Ultimate Monitors for Critical Image Evaluation and Editing
Laptops, iMacs, wide gamut displays of all sorts, IPS vs TN panels, 4k, 5k, 8k and on & on. After much serious research, we settled on NEC PA302W-BK SpectraView ll monitors for our colour critical image evaluation and editing work. We had not looked back, until recently...
The "Good Enough" Print
One thing that I find to be extremely baffling in the world of fine photography is the fact that many photographers invest huge sums of money to acquire the finest gear, go to great lengths to create the best possible image by spending hours in post processing, fussing...
What is a Good Print?
Of course, we have to begin with a good image. What’s that? Well, while beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder, from an aesthetic standpoint, in my view, the image should be attractive and appealing; the framing and composition should be intriguing as should...
The Importance of the Print
In my opinion, photographers who print are not pursuing photography simply to make visual records for posterity. Instead, our goal is to convey an emotional or aesthetic concept through our photographs. To do that, we need to look at images on paper or some other physical medium. Looking at an image on a computer screen doesn’t allow us to interact with it in a physical sense.