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Digital Photographic Workflow Handbook

Book Description

The current existing workflow content out there deals only in RAW or DAM (Digital Asset Management) and can be extremely difficult and daunting to read. The Digital Photographic Workflow Handbook is a coherent, concise guide to all of the aspects of workflow that digital photographers and digital imagers need from shooting to archiving and everything in between -- written in a way that an artist/photographer can understand. It also has resources and links to stay current and up to speed with the rapid changes in technology, a Website that you can return to for the latest advances in workflow, and a glossary to use as you develop Standard Operating Procedures to synthesize your workflow and communication processes.

This book will give you all of the workflow steps you will need -- from shooting to archiving and everything in between -- and is written in a way that a way that you can understand. This handbook is software version independent and focuses more on the key fundamentals that are a constant from software version to software version.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1. Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow
    1. Who
    2. The Accumulation Effect
    3. The DPBestflow and Updig Connection
  9. Chapter 2. Terminology and the Importance of Language
    1. Dpbestflow Glossary
  10. Chapter 3. An Overview of Workflow Components and Planning
    1. The Basic Concepts of Digital Photography Workflow
    2. Planning
    3. Knowledge Bases
  11. Chapter 4. Workflows and Parameters
    1. The Workflows
    2. Quality
    3. Workflow Parameter Decision Points
    4. Capture Formats
    5. Workflow software Options
    6. Batch or Optimized Workflow
    7. Rendered or Unrendered Workflow
    8. The Working File Life Cycle
    9. Working File’s Life Cycle Order Based on Software Application Type
    10. DPBestflow Workstation Setup
    11. Recommented Workstation Setup
  12. Chapter 5. The Image Archive
    1. Archive Vs. Backup
    2. Data Integrity and File Transfer
    3. Archiving Goals
    4. Keeping Track of Camera Originals, Copies, and Derivatives
    5. Searching the Archive
    6. Retrieving Image Files from the Archive
    7. Migrating the Archive
    8. Data Verification
    9. Archive Hardware
    10. The Image Bank as a Working Archive
  13. Chapter 6. Image Capture
    1. Shoot Parameters
    2. Capture Format
    3. Matching Camera Technology To Workflow Needs
  14. Chapter 7. Getting To Work-Image Ingestion
    1. Data Preservation and Data Backup
    2. DPBestflow File-Naming Conventions
    3. Add Metadata
    4. Ingestion Tools
    5. Ingestion Setup
    6. Comparison Chart of Ingestion Software
    7. Handling Your Capture Format Choice
  15. Chapter 8. Image Edit
    1. Editing Checklist
    2. Editing Best Practices
    3. Edit Software Options
  16. Chapter 9. Optimization
    1. Matching the Scene
    2. Maximizing Image Quality
    3. Preserving Your Work
    4. Optimization Tools
    5. Color Management
  17. Chapter 10. Master Files and Derivative Files
    1. Tool Options
    2. Dng Workflow Primer
    3. Points of Conversion
    4. Late DNG Binding—Convert After Optimization
    5. Where is my Pie Stuff (Parametric image Edits that i Made)?
  18. Chapter 11. Image Proofing
    1. Proof Types that we are Familiar With
    2. Image Life Cycle Review
    3. Why Proof?
    4. Best Practices
    5. Proofing Tools
  19. Chapter 12. Image Delivery
    1. Delivery Types
    2. Rendered Files: Repro-Ready RGB Or CMYK Image Files
    3. Preparing Image Files for the Web
    4. Saving Files for Screen Use
    5. Preparing RGB Files for Digital Printing
    6. CMYK Guideprints
    7. Repro-Ready, But Unsized, RGB or CMYK image Files With no Output Sharpening
    8. Rendered Delivery File Formats
    9. Unrendered Files
    10. Delivery Media
    11. Delivery Paperwork: The Read Me File
  20. It’s a Wrap
  21. The Importance of Ergonomics
  22. Index