Proceedings PaperControlling Image Reproduction In A Desktop Publishing Environment
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The first steps have been taken towards fully electronic photo reproduction on the desktop: a. Desktop scanning for photography is continuing to ride favorable price-performance curves. b. Desktop photo editing software has been introduced and demonstrates promise. c. Users are beginning to become educated about the promise of doing photographic reproductions on the desktop. The challenge has become clearer for applications developers. We must improve reproduction quality and throughput to provide cost justification for doing photos on the desktop. We must also promote user confidence in desktop photo reproduction so that high-end photo reproductions can be attempted. Additional progress needs to made in several areas: a. Focus on quality capture, tone manipulation, and output as the key issues. b. Special effects and gray paint must take a temporary back seat. c. Picture handling software products must ensure the best photographic reproduction possible.