Image File Name Helps Photographer Workflow

The wedding is over, and now the real work begins.

If you use 2 or 3 (or 4) camera bodies at an event, your files names can be all over the board.  If the clocks on your cameras are not synchronized, images will not mesh and your timeline will display incorrectly.

In order to avoid confusion both in the way you view your work, and the way the client views the images, its important to merge all images into one timeline, and to have the numbering sequence begin at 1 and proceed upward without a break in the numbering system. (If you’ve ever shown a client a sequence of images with a number missing, you know the first thing they ask is “where is the missing image”. To avoid that question, renumbering is the way to go.)

It’s also important to give your images an easy numbering system:  546.jpg and not IMG_546.jpg. The easier you make it from the beginning, the easier the entire process will be.

Add Photoshop Borders on Images Quickly

Create border edges on your favorite digital images very quickly using Adobe Photoshop.

Open your favorite image in Photoshop. I am going to use an image of a dock at sunset for this example.

Adobe Photoshop Frames From the top to the bottom image in just minutes! Adobe Photoshop Frames Tutorial

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Digital Photography – Gimp – Versatile Graphics Manipulation Package

The internet has created some amazing products for the digital photography industry. While everyone likes to use cutting edge programs like Adobe Photoshop, some prefer to save on the retail and search for alternatives. Well, thanks to open source and combined minds, a program is on the net that allow graphics manipulation. Gimp is an image graphic package loaded with amazing features in a compact and free price tag.

Here a just a couple of the full feature that this amazing program has:

gimp1Customizable Interface – Each task requires a different environment and GIMP allows you to customize the view and behavior the way you like it. Starting from the widget theme,  allowing you to change colors, widget spacings and icon sizes to custom tool sets in the toolbox. The interface is modulized into so called docks, allowing you to stack them into tabs or keep them open in their own window. Pressing the tab key will toggle them hidden.gimp2

Digital Retouching –   GIMP is ideal for advanced photo retouching techniques. Get rid of unneeded details using the clone tool, or touch up minor details easily with the new healing tool. With the perspective clone tool, it’s not difficult to clone objects with perspective in mind just as easily as with the orthogonal clone.

Visit the site to download the latest version and see what a collective community can do with your next digital photography image.

Digital Photography DVD and CDs Presentation Cases

With the push to hand over digital media to clients becoming common practice there is a huge need for quality packaging for DVD cases.

Create Professional-Grade DVD and CD Packages with the Jewelboxing System.

jewelboxingCheck out this site that has professional designers who were unsatisfied with the materials available for packaging our DVDs and CDs. They created Jewelboxing  to allow individuals to produce a short-run of high-end packages and to give them the freedom to concentrate on the most important part of the job, the creative. Selecting the Super Jewel Box™ King and Standard cases, created complementary components of the highest quality and made precise design templates for virtually all major design and publishing software programs.

Check out their site for more information – Jewelboxing

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