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Mac® Bible by Dwight Spivey

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Chapter 13. Mastering Digital Images

We all love taking photos of friends and family, right? Since the advent of the digital camera, the art of picture-taking has made leaps and bounds for those of us who aren't professional photographers. Not only can we take photos and instantly see them (yes, all of you youngsters, there was a time in history when this wasn't possible), we can print them out and frame them in just a few minutes, e-mail them to relatives halfway around the globe, share them via personal Web sites or services like Apple's MobileMe, edit and adjust colors and red-eye on-the-fly, and much more. Old-fashioned film cameras, for better or for worse, have almost gone the way of the vinyl record; they're still around, but increasingly difficult to find. Who wants to mess with replacing film, taking it somewhere to have it developed, hoping most of the pictures turn out reasonably well, and so forth? I know there are some die-hards out there who think it's a cardinal sin to take pics without film, but the majority of us have moved on from Polaroids and film canisters to megapixels and memory cards.

Apple is the king of user-friendly media, so naturally using your digital camera with your Mac is as easy and intuitive as we've come to expect from them. Mac OS X Leopard includes Image Capture, which ...

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