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At 10:22 AM 7/1/98 -0700, you wrote: >that is what the papers and magazines are asking for. It is much >"easier" to port a digital image to a newspaper computer than to >day or a week or a month. I would EXPECT press photogs to want the >fastest, easiest system possible, thus AF, AE, and digital. Not at all. You'd be surprised the demands I make on image quality. We have some of the best reproduction in the mid-west. And we're getting a new press in the next couple of years. We'll have repro like some slick magazines soon. Or near as close as a paper can get. And with good quality images, that's going to be the case here. And we have to crop pictures rather severely some times. The better the original, the more quality in the end project. And scanning and processing (in Photoshop) photos is actually easier with better quality images to start. Chemical processing is the one thing that is our enemy. The environmental impact of processing is getting costly, and one reason driving the move to digital. It's actually a rather complex set of reason why papers are moving to digital. The move has been slow because photographers are often dragging their feet, because they want their negatives to be of high quality. For many reasons. One of which is books, exhibitions, and other communication potential. But digital will catch up some day, and the conversion will come easier. We aren't there yet, but it's getting closer. On the other hand, as an amateur, I'd never go digital until there is NO compromise. And that's a long, long time off. Canon now makes a $700 scanner that is as high resolution as the Nikon $1,700 SuperCoolscan 2000. Probably not as fast, but for an amateur, who cares if it scans in 20 seconds or two minutes? Scanned film will beat digital any day, for any reason, except speed and economy. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch I have my doubts about disbelief.