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Realworld Photoshop CS: Chapter 14
Monday February 16, 2004
by Bruce Fraser

Imaging Revue presents a sneak peak at this unreleased book with Chapter 14 in it's entirety. Enjoy "Building a Digital Workflow: Making Quick Work of Raw Images."

Digital Workflow for RAW Processing: Part II - Camera RAW
Monday February 9, 2004
by Jeff Schewe

The second in a five part series, Jeff demonstrates improved navigation through Camera Raw.

Digital Workflow for RAW Processing: Part I - File Browser
Friday January 30, 2004
by Jeff Schewe

The first in a five part series, Jeff Schewe demonstrates time saving techniques without compromising quality.

Proper Lighting Conditions


Thursday December 18, 2003
by GTI Graphic Technology, inc.

A lot of discussion on proper lighting and environmental conditions in the digital darkroom have been discussed. Here is a PDF from GTI, the makers of excellent light boxes. It does provide some information from the ISO 3664:2000 standard.

Weekly Chatter:Need for Correct Exposure in RAW
Wednesday November 26, 2003
by weekly chatter

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available within our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list!

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Hardware > System Trouble > How Much Surge Protection is Enough?

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AuthorSubject: How Much Surge Protection is Enough?   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Greg Farber
Posted on Sat Aug 30, 2003 12:42 AM

AC Power questions

Dear Dream Team:

I'm setting up a relatively small home office in which to do my digital post-production and printing. Since the power receptacles in the office are on the same circuit as our household washer, drier and disposal (!) I have decided to put in a 20 amp circuit with an isolated ground just for my computers and printers. (1 mac, 1 pc, 2 crts, epson 2200)

When it comes to the question of surge protection, I am faced with surge protector units costing from $20 to $50 and above.

These S.P. companies are pretty adept at pushing the "fear response" buttons.

I could get surge protection from 300 joules in some units to 2655 joules in others.

Some units promise "135,000 amps maximum spike AC current protection", "EFI/RFI noise filtration of up to 70 db in the 150kHz-100mHz range," etc.

The $50 unit I picked has 130 volt oversized metal varisistors "to absorb excess electricity", and "Differential toroidal coils and high-frequency capacitors that work together to provide maximum reduction of AC line noise contamination over the widest frequency range.."

Do we really need all of this? All this packaging-fearmongering smacks of the evening news! Just How Much Protection is ENOUGH?

How much of this is marketing hype? What do you recommend?

Thanks in advance for your answers!


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