Robert D Feinman
Photographic and Photoshop Tips
Robert passed away in July of 2009. The website is being maintained by his son, Alex; it is being left largely unchanged.
Tips for better picture making
How you adjust the white balance in a photograph depends on your goals. Do
you want to make things look "normal" or do you want to capture the color of
the light? I explain the difference.
The Photoshop saturation tool is quick and easy, but doesn't produce the
best results. I show a better way to enhance colors for printed output.
The wide lattitude of modern films and digital cameras allows us to preserve
the full range of brightness, if we wish. Seeing into the shadows is now an
Don't settle for automatic adjustments in your digital camera or image editing
Some deliberate manipulations may make a picture better able to
capture the mood of the scene.
Using multiple exposures to capture brightness ranges too great
Use editing masks with modern color negative films and scanners
to see the whole scene.
Darkening overexposed portions of wide gamut scenes.
Altering shadows to appear more natural
Enhancing appearance by sharpening different areas of a picture
with separate settings.
Revealing important parts of an image which are hard to see.
Black and White negative film is "obsolete"! Here's why.
Adjusting perspective improves architectural images.
Create novel results by adjusting perspective
How to add HTML markup to your gallery captions
How to use curves to achieve gradient adjustments without
Tips for panoramic and wide-angle photographers
Correcting perspective and distortion in a swing lens picture by
means of Panoramic Tools Filter
Correcting barrel distortion in a swing lens picture by means of
Panoramic Tools Filter
Why point-and-shoot "panoramic" pictures aren't.
How to use masks to smooth the transition between overlapped
images when making panoramas
Can an ultrawide angle picture be considered panoramic?
Comparisons to a swing-lens camera and transformations are
Immersive panoramas compared. Please be patient while they
Two series of steps to compensate for darkened corners in wide
A more advanced set of steps to compensate for darkened corners
in wide angle images when editing in 8 or 16 bit mode
Tips for better printed output
It may not be your fault. Make prints better than the
Adding a 3D frame around an image.
Using the correct sharpening techniques to enhance detail in
How to use color overlays to give a tint to a printed image or
remove a color cast
How to fix faded originals without specialized software.
A simplified series of steps to make your inkjet prints look like
your screen images.
Digital editing allows you to make subtle artistic decisions.
Theoretical discussions and scanner issues
Overcoming scanner limitations with low-contrast originals.
Scan film to make prints better than possible with conventional
How scanners can improve the quality of an image by scanning
beyond real resolution.
Improving image gradation by using all the bits your scanner can
(See the tip below for a newer discussion)
Getting around selection limitations in Photoshop 7 with high bit
images. (Not needed in Photoshop CS)
See if the use of higher bit depth images produce a better final
Does multisampling reduce scanner noise?
What is the best way to set the parameters for resizing scanned
How does the new scanner's resolution compare
Issues with the Minolta Elite 5400 Scanner
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