image editing is a central part of digital photography. Editing the pixels in Photoshop is one way to do it. Parametric image editors, such as Lightroom and Aperture edit images non-destructively with instruction sets. Is one better than the other, or do we need to use both?
Digital image metadata is textual information embedded or associated with an image file and it has become an increasingly important attribute of a digital file. There are several types of metadata formats and schemas, some technical, and some descriptive.
Unless you are the end user, digital image files will need to be handed off to the next person in line in the production chain. The key goals of image delivery are to give that person exactly what they need. Sometimes determining what the next person in line actually needs is your biggest challenge.
Digital photography creates a lot of data which needs to be stored, retrieved and backed up. We discuss how hard drives work, how to configure them, and how to handle them properly. We also fill you in about optical media and digital tape.
Currently there are no permanent solutions for storing digital content. No media lasts forever, and file formats become obsolete. Migrating your digital images to new media and converting to new formats is a necessary process.