Scanning Primer by Richard M. Adams, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Scanning Primer

Scanning Primer

by Richard M. Adams
     
 
Improve the quality of your color images...

Color images are literally everywhere--in books, magazines, brochures, and on the World Wide Web. Some of these images are created by designers using graphics software, but most are created using a scanner, an electronic device that will digitally capture an image, such as a logo or a color transparency. Despite all the

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Improve the quality of your color images...

Color images are literally everywhere--in books, magazines, brochures, and on the World Wide Web. Some of these images are created by designers using graphics software, but most are created using a scanner, an electronic device that will digitally capture an image, such as a logo or a color transparency. Despite all the technology built into the scanner, the operator still needs to know how to apply the basics of color reproduction to ensure a quality result. Tone reproduction, resolution, and unsharp masking are just three factors that must be considered when scanning an image and making adjustments in an image-editing software program.

In 128 pages, the author covers a wide range of topics that will help you to improve the quality of your color images:

Scanning basics, including types of scanners, scanner technology, and the quality attributes of a good scan
Copydot scanning and digital photography
The three essential color reproduction requirements�tone reproduction, gray balance, and color correction
Open system color, or what is better known as "color management"
Color profiles and their application in a printing environment
Important color reproduction considerations including size limitations, screen ruling and screening method, undercolor removal, gray component replacement, and unsharp masking
How the output medium (e.g., paper or Web) influences decisions such as resolution, color mode, and the file format used

Editorial Reviews

A former GATF research scientist who has published widely on digital imaging and color reproduction explains to the layperson such scanning basics (e.g. camera technology, evaluating and mounting originals for reproduction) and such considerations for making a quality scan as contrast, color balance, and intended use. The book includes color images and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883623534
Publisher:
GATFPress
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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