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Chapter 1. What Is Digital Photography? > Preparing Your Computer

Preparing Your Computer

You might think that having a computer is the first prerequisite for using a digital camera. Although it makes many things a lot easier, it is not an absolute essential. You can take your camera or storage card to most photo labs and have them print the images or convert them to a CD (compact disc) for permanent storage. You can also use the photo kiosks that are now appearing in malls and stores to create prints. Just plug your storage card in, view the photos on a TV screen, choose the ones you want, and produce prints right there.

But since you probably do have a computer, your horizons are considerably broadened. You can use your computer to sort through your photos, deleting the ones you don't like and organizing the keepers. You can also edit your pictures, cropping out things you don't want, lightening or darkening, and other tricks that used to be accomplished only with some work in the darkroom.


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