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Digital Photography for print production - Best practices

The int'l Ghent PDF Workgroup announces the availability of the GWG Photography White Paper. The objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for digital photography print productions to publishers and photographers. Considering the wide variety in image and file formats, correct implementation of color management and standards is essential to ensure that quality is maintained from the original capture to the final print. The GWG recommends using the guidelines for digital photography projects for print...

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Download the free whitepaper as well as free GWG specifications, test suites, and other whitepapersThe international Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG), which in five years has become one of the world's most respected graphic arts best practice organizations, today announces the availability of the GWG Photography White Paper.

The GWG Photography White Paper gives publishers and photographers a compact set of digital photography guidelines for print production.  Correct implementation of ICC color management and standards is essential to ensure that maximum quality is maintained from the original capture through to the final printed result. The GWG recommends using these guidelines for digital photography projects for print production.

According to Peter Kleinheider, print publishing technology manager for Callas Software and GWG co-chair for the color management subcommittee, "Digital photography is here to stay, whether it is in the graphic world or in daily life. Yet the wide varieties in cameras as well as the large number of image (and file) formats have created the need for guidelines that will ensure quality print production."

The guidelines were initially created by Medibel+, a Belgian graphic arts association: http://www.medibelplus.be. Subsequently, these guidelines were edited and approved by the GWG.

"Digital images utilized for graphic applications should always be of the highest quality. The Ghent PDF Workgroup guidelines give professionals an easy way to check that images will perform as needed."

The GWG Photography White Paper includes two versions -- one covering news photography and the other, commercial photography.

Additional information: Download the free whitepaper as well as free GWG specifications, test suites, and other whitepapers
November 11, 2007
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