Digital Photographie (Questions/Answers)

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We are living through the greatest advancement in the history of modern photography. The digital camera has changed the way people capture images, but it should not change the way people preserve their memories. The technology used to capture images is far less important than enjoying the printed photograph with family and friends. Whether you own a digital camera or a traditional camera, quality photographs and a story are the key to memory preservation and the heart of a meaningful album. And preserving memories that will last a lifetime is what Creative Memories does best.

Q. What is digital photography?

A. Digital photography simply refers to how the image was captured. Unlike a conventional camera, which uses film to capture the light, a digital camera uses a sensor to capture the light. The information captured by the sensor is stored onto the camera’s memory card.

One of the key benefits of digital photography is that images can be instantly reviewed, allowing you to capture the perfect shot.

Q. What should I look for when shopping for a digital camera?

A. The first thing you need to consider when shopping for a digital camera is how you will use the camera. If you are taking snapshots and plan to print a standard 4 x 6-inch print, a camera with two to three megapixels is more than adequate. Cameras with four or five megapixels are best if you plan to enlarge images. The higher the resolution, the higher the image quality when enlarged.

Before you purchase one of the many digital cameras on the market, you may want to read reviews from various sources. Then, when you are at the store, be sure to ask what features are bundled with the camera, and try the camera out to be sure its features meet your needs.

Digital camera memory cards are equivalent to a roll of film. Typically, memory cards that come with your camera will have a minimum amount of memory available. An additional memory card may be purchased if you want more memory or a spare card on hand. Memory cards are for temporary storage. Ideally, you will want to get your images printed within a relatively short amount of time.

Some digital cameras come with cables to connect the camera to your computer. Check to ensure cables are included, or find out which ones you may need to purchase. There typically are two types of cables: serial or USB. We recommend the faster USB connections. Most digital cameras also come with basic editing and enhancing software. Check to see if your computer is able to run this software. Use Creative Memories’ Memory Manager™ Software to store and organize your pictures and StoryBook Creator Software to create StoryBook photo books in a breeze.

Q. How do I get my images printed?

A. There are a number of ways to get high-quality prints and photographs:

• Home printers. You may have either an inkjet, which is the most popular, or a dye sublimation printer at home. As the name suggests, an inkjet printer uses small drops of ink to produce a print. A dye sublimation printer uses heat to fuse colored ink ribbons onto the paper.
• Online photo processing. You select and upload your images to the Creative Memories Photo Center. Digital image processing uses the same techniques as film processing. Your images are typically mailed back to you within a few days.
• Retail photo processing. You bring either your memory card or a CD with your images to a retail establishment. This method generally uses the same techniques as film processing.

Q. What’s the difference between a print and a photograph?

A. The primary difference is the method by which your image is ultimately printed. Digital images are either printed from home or through an outside service.

Home printing:

• Inkjet prints – Created with a printer that sprays colored ink directly onto the paper.
• Thermal prints – Created with a printer that uses heat to fuse colored ink ribbons onto the paper. (Also know as dye sublimation.)

Outside Service:

• Digital photographs – Created with a commercial printer that uses light-sensitive paper that is chemically processed just like film. This requires that the images are hand delivered or uploaded to a photo lab.

Q. What happens to photographs and prints when they are not stored in Creative Memories albums?

A. Photographs and prints displayed in a frame or on a refrigerator are vulnerable to light-induced fading. This generally causes a shift in the color balance of the image. Inkjet prints may also be susceptible to ozone and other pollutants in the environment. A Creative Memories album protects prints from light, air pollution and physical damage. Plus, journaling in a Creative Memories album will ensure that future generations learn the stories represented in the photographs.

Q. How should I store my inkjet prints?

A. Inkjet prints should be stored as any other photograph in your Creative Memories album. However, the use of Page Protectors is recommendable because inkjet prints may be more susceptible to scratching and environmental pollution.

Great product to help you with your digital photos:

To help you organize and back-up your photo we have the Memory Manager.

To help you make quick and easy album without all the hassle of all the tools and cutting we have the Storybook Creator 4.0.

To have all your photo project printer and delivered to your door visit our Digital Center.

Happy Scrapping!!!

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