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Chapter 15. Creating and Editing Digital... > Capturing Images Using a Digital Cam...

Capturing Images Using a Digital Camera

The age of digital photography is upon us. The increase in the quality of the images that digital cameras capture along with an equally impressive drop in their cost has made digital photography available to almost everyone. Digital cameras offer many benefits over film-based cameras, including the following:

  • No cost for each photo There is no film or development cost associated with images that you capture with a digital camera. You simply download the image from the camera to your Mac. Because each shot costs you literally nothing, you might find yourself being much more liberal with the capture button than with the shutter button on a film-based camera. It is easy to delete any images that aren't what you want, and poor shots don't cost you anything. This frees you to be more creative when you shoot photos.

  • High quality The images that you capture with high-resolution digital cameras are equal or superior to those that you would capture with a film-based camera.

  • Customization Because the images that you capture are digital, you can use an image-editing application to customize those images in any way that you can imagine. You can also easily correct flaws such as red-eye, bad background images, and so on.

  • Multiple use The power of digital images and the applications that you can use to work with them enables you to use digital images in many ways. You can create digital photo albums, make slideshows, add them to your digital movies, and so on (you can even print them with nearly the quality of film images).

  • Easy transmission to others Unlike film photos that you have to copy and mail, you can easily (and instantly) provide your digital photos to just about anyone via e-mail or on the Web.



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