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Computer and software requirements

Computer and software processing is the biggest hurdle for most beginners in digital photography

Image processing requires a capable computer, both in speed and memory capacity

Adobe's Photoshop is by far the most popular image processing software, but there are numerous other programs that are less expensive

Image processing has a steep learning curve, but basic workflow can be mastered fairly easily

An organized filing system is essential because thousands of images are quickly accumulated

Discipline in purging the chaff helps

Long-tailed weasel, Pt. Reyes

 Pluses and Minuses of Digital SLRs            © Robert Harrington 2004