Free! The Digital Printing Quick Start Guide from John Paul Caponigro

Screen capture from John Paul Caponigro's web site.

Screen capture from John Paul Caponigro’s web site.

Get it free while you can! John Paul Caponigro is one of the best of the best. This is your chance to learn from the master. Caponigro de-mystifies the challenges of getting beautiful, high quality prints that match the colors you see on your monitor.

Go to the link below, fill in your email address and click the subscribe button. Then check your email inbox. Demand is so high that it took me several tries before it worked and I received the initial email.

Click on the link in the initial email. That will take you back to Caponigro’s site where you will need to click on another link and then you will get another email. In the second email you will get a link back to Caponigro’s site again where you will see the link you need to download the free PDF for the book.

Yes, it is a bit of a pain to go back and forth between emails and the web site but the book is worth it. So grumble a bit if you must and then get on with it.

This is an excellent guide to digital printing with over 50 pages of information. It will save you hours of frustration figuring out on your own how to get beautiful, high quality prints that match your monitor.


When you are ready for a more detailed book on getting the best possible print from your digital file, get Jeff Schewe’s book The Digital Print.

Your prints won’t be any better than the image quality of your digital files. The best way to get the maximum image quality out of your camera is to shoot RAW files and process them with a first class RAW image processor like Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). The absolute best guides to ACR are the books by Jeff Schewe and Bruce Fraser. Bruce Fraser started the series and Jeff Schewe has continued the series. The current version is The Digital Negative which is for Photoshop CC and CS6 and Lightroom 5 and 4. For earlier software versions you want the Real World Camera Raw books for CS5, CS4, and CS3.

It is a digital reality that most digital files need to be sharpened a little, and some more than a little. The digital photography world abounds with ugly files that have been sharpened in all kinds of terrible ways. To do it right, get Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom (2nd edition) by Fraser and Schewe.

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