The BS of Digital Photography

John Francis johnf at
Tue Oct 6 22:06:07 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 02:25:54PM -0400, Desjardins, Steve wrote:
> There are few perfect shots; almost anything can be processed in some way
> depending on your tastes.  Most problems were much harder to fix with film . . .

An example:  This is a shot I took out of the window shortly after taking
off from San Francisco.

With slides (and, pretty much, even with negative film) that's what you'd
end up with.  But with digital image processing it's easy to get this:

(That's done by simply clicking on the "Auto Levels" button in Elements).

That's one reason why I switched to digital image processing even when I
was still shooting film.  That still had dust spot problems, of course,
and scratches, and ... but DSLRs got rid of almost all of that.

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