The Must have arsenal of the digital photographer.
Besides their trusty camera digital photographers need a full cache of arsenal. All digital photographers must have a complete range of adequate photo database software, this includes digital camera import and downloader software to automate the image import process, a picture organizer, or a image gallery/ album software with detailed photo database capabilities and editing software for taking care of simple but necessary photo enhancements or for the more adventurous, complete digital manipulation.
Below are the top software programs no serious digital photographer should be without.
– RoboImport – A very affordable digital camera downloader that automates the workflow required when transferring your photographs from your digital camera or memory card reader. RoboImport will Import your photographs and rename your photos with appropriate descriptive names into a specially designated folder to be easily located when needing to access them latter. RoboImport will do much more than less respected photo management program by performing some of the more tedious but necessary digital image editing tasks without the usual fuss. It is not expected that digital image downloader software should rename your photos, RoboImport does this and more. Roboimport fills in IPTC data required for professional photographers in a language that is recognized by appropriate archiving or editing programs. RoboImport will auto correct resolution issues, incredibly it will set your images to 300 DPI (dots per inch) for expected printing quality, as many less advanced cameras only shoot in a poor 72 DPI, 300 DPI is absolutely necessary for any photographer who will be wanting to print their photographic treasures to share away from their computer. RoboImport will also protect your photos from accidental deletion by allowing you to set your photos to read only.
– Photoshop – This digital photo editing program is certainly not cheap, but is considered to be the awesome editing tool of professional digital photographers. Unfortunately Photoshop is also not so easy to learn completely to benefit from the high cost for most photographers. The good news is that due to the popularity of the program, and the real benefits Photoshop offers serious digital photographers there are many ways one can comfortably learn Photoshop techniques either in your own time on the internet or off line though regular classes offered by certified professionals.
Photoshop is in reality the desk top darkroom for digital photographers.
Photoshop takes digital photography to new levels by going beyond necessary image editing requirements. Photoshop users are able to take their not so successful photographs to become the base of new digital art by allowing the user to apply extreme manipulations and effects turning a useless image into an artistic creations.
– PicaJet – A powerful but still affordable picture management and image database program, recommended for easily cataloging and searching your digital image catalogue. PicaJet automatically imports the metadata of your photographs and indexes your photos accordingly. The real attraction of PicaJet for digital photographers is its genuine ease of use. Picajet will assign each photo to each appropriate available tag, making locating your digital photos from a hue data bank of thousands of photographs possible and without fuss.
PicaJet is an ideal program for ease of printing as it automatically arranges on the assigned paper and selects the most appropriate printing options. Incredibly PicaJet also reads and plays back various video formats. Unlike most other digital photograph organizers PicaJet even allows for privacy of those personal photos or pictures you would rather not share. Like Photoshop Picajet is so rich in functions it is impossible to mention every incredible feature in just these few words.
PicaJet is perhaps the best value for money of available digital photo management program.
– Neat Image – this is a very handy little tool for digital photographers. Neat Image is a filter software program designed to reduce noise and grain produced by digital cameras. Shooting in low light environments does seriously affect the quality of digital photographs; Neat Image greatly enhances a photos quality that may have been compromised by an inadequate camera or poor lighting.
Neat image is available as a standalone program, or for photographers with Photoshop it may be added to work as a noise reduction plug-in.