Dan Margulis may know more about color correction than anyone. He's never been shy about sharing his techniques and opinions -- in private master classes, and in books like Professional Photoshop. That book, now in its Fifth Edition, remains indispensable for everyone who's obsessive about image quality.
If you've seen earlier editions, you know how good (and provocative) Margulis is. But you might wonder whether this edition's worth the upgrade. It is. To begin with, there's nearly 90 percent new content.
Margulis has overhauled his discussion of curves and totally revamped his sections on channel blending and sharpening. The Fourth Edition contained one chapter on sharpening; this one has four, including extensive new coverage of Shadow/Highlight. There's new guidance on coaxing better results from commercial printers, and an extensive new discussion of RAW, too. It's not all easy reading, but stick with it, and you'll be rewarded with outstanding images. Bill Camarda, from the February 2007 Read Only