Pictures on computers

Bibliography, recommended reading, for one chapter of the courses by Paul Nieuwenhuysen



A Consumer Guide to Traditional and Digital Print Stability (Created by Image Permanence Institute with support from Creative Memories) [online]
Available free of charge from: 2004 [cited 2009]



A Consumer Guide to Modern Photo Papers (Created by Image Permanence Institute with support from Sakura of America) [online]
Available free of charge from: 2009 [cited 2009]


JPEG image compression FAQ. [online]
Available free of charge from: [cited 2005]



Scalable Vector Graphics. [online]
Available free of charge from: [cited 2005]



The power of digital imaging. (Today’s digital-imaging software has developed thanks to the imagination and creativity of photographers over 100 years ago.) PCW Expert History. + Manipulating the image.
Personal Computer World (U.K.), October 2001, pp. 184-187.



Understanding White Balance. [online]
Available free of charge from: [cited 2006]


Aaland, Mikkel

Photoshop Elements 2 solutions.
San Francisco : Sybex, 2002.

Up and running with Photoshop Elements

Your images: global solutions and considerations

Better outside shots

Better product shots

Better real estate shots

Creating panoramics with Photomerge

Making great JPEGs


André, Sabine

Journée d’étude ADBS. Images numériques: quels formats, quelles caractéristiques, pour quels usages?
Documentaliste – Sciences de l’information, 2003, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 382-386.


Andrews, Philip

A visual introduction to digital imaging. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0.
Oxford : Focal Press, 2003, 294 pp.


Andrews, Philip

Advanced Photoshop Elements 4.0 for digital photographers.
Oxford : Focal Press, 2003, 347 pp.


Arraich, Jay

PhotoShop tips: pre-beginner. [online]
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Arraich, Jay

PhotoShop tips: image resolution. [online]
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Arraich, Jay

PhotoShop tips: unsharp mask. [online]
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Arraich, Jay

PhotoShop tips: dodge and burn. [online]
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Arraich, Jay

PhotoShop tips: curves are an abomination. [online]
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Bauer, Pete

Planet PhotoShop. [online]
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Focus on sharpening, Part 1

Focus on sharpening, Part 2

Focus on sharpening, Part 3


Berneker, Janis

Programma zum hotpixel entfernen. [online]
2004 Available from: [cited 2006]


Bockaert, Vincent

Storing your digital images. [online]
Available free of charge from: [cited 2006]


Bockaert, Vincent

White Balance. [online]
Available free of charge from: [cited 2006]


Bosman, Jeroen

Sociale fotosites: van online album tot beeldennetwerk.
Informatie Professional, 2007, 3, pp. 26-29.


Buchanan, Larry

A web graphics primer.
MultiMedia Schools, March/April 1999, pp. 46-48.


Buyens, Jim

Running Microsoft FrontPage 2000.
Redmond, Washington : Microsoft Press, 1999, 836 pp.

6. Incorporating graphics


Buyens, Jim

Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003.
Redmond, Washington : Microsoft Press, 2003, 1199 pp.

24. Using FrontPage Photo Galleries


Cornell University Library / Research department

Moving theory into practice: digital imaging tutorial. (2003) [online]
Available from: [cited 2004]

1.     Basic terminology

2.     Selection

3.     Conversion

4.     Quality control

5.     Metadata

6.     Technical infrastructure

7.     Presentation

8.     Digital preservation

9.     Management

10.   Continuing education


Curtin, Dennis P.

A short course in choosing a digital camera. [online]
Available from [cited 2003]

1.     What is a digital photograph?

2.     Why go digital

3.     How a digital camera works

4.     Types of digital cameras

5.     Image sensors

6.     Image storage

7.     Downloading images

8.     Image compression & file formats

9.     Preview screens & viewfnders

10.   Lenses

14. Other features

15. Is it time to buy

17. Digital camera feature checklist


Daffron, Susan C.

How to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2000. (Visually in full colour)
Indianapolis : SAMS, 1999, 290 pp.

1.     How to work with graphics


Evening, Martin

Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for photographers.
Oxford : Focal Press, 2001, 428 pp.

7. File formats

8. Basic image adjustments


Evening, Martin

Adobe Photoshop CS for photographers.
Amsterdam : Focal Press, 2004, 554 pp.

10. Photoshop filters

12. Resolution

14. Output for print



Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
Module on Digitization and Digital Libraries.
Unit 2. Electronic documents and formats.
Lesson 3. Formats of electronic pictures [online]
Available free of charge from: 2005 [cited 2006], also published free of charge on CD-ROM by FAO, Roma, Italia.


Fischetti, Mark

Working knowledge. Digital photography. Take my pixel.
Sci. American, March 2006, pp. 82-83.


Freed, Les

Look into the camera. (Camera technology)
PC Magazine, January 20, 2004, pp. 107-114.


Fulton, Wayne

A few scanning tips. [online]
Available from: [cited 2002]

Basics Part 1: Video resolution – how much to scan?

Basics Part 3: Resolution capability of printers – how much to scan?

Basics Part 9: Graphics file formats – which format to use?


Galer, Mark

Essential skills. Digital photography in available light.
Elsevier, Focal Press, Third edition. 2006. 232 pp.


Galer, Mark

Photoshop Elements 4.0 maximum performance: professional image editing for photographers.
Focal Press, 2006, 222 pp.


Georges, Gregory

50 fast digital photo techniques.
New York : Hungry Minds, 2001.


Creating a master file:

Getting your image into shape

Removing dust and scratches

Adjusting color and saturation

Improving tonal range and image contrast

Removing color cast

Sharpening images


Gillespie, Joe

Web page design for designers: graphics. [online]
Available from [Cited August 2001]


Greenspun, Philip

Adding Images to Your Site. [online]
Available from:  [Cited 2000]

Images on the Web can look better than on a magazine page

Start by thinking about building an image library

Using Kodak PhotoCD to manage your image library

Delivering your library to the Web

Alternatives for PhotoCD

Maybe you want Flashpix

Choosing between GIF and Jpeg

Creating GIF and JPEG from PhotoCD Image Pacs

Using Unix tools

Organizing JPEGs on your Web server

Adding images to your Web pages


A note about copyright


Grey, Tim

Color confidence: The digital photographer’s guide to color management.
San Francisco : Sybex, 2004. 252 pp.


Heinrich, Michael

Basics – Architectural photography.
Basel : Birkhäuser, 2008. ISBN 3764386665. 84 pp.

Provides a practically based explanation of the key technical aspects of photography, image analysis and photo editing, and includes helpful tips on how to take and process photographs.


    * Photographic concepts (focal length, image circle, angle of view, depth of focus, exposure time, contrast range, etc.)

    * Equipment (camera, lens, tripod, light meter, etc.)

    * Photographing architecture (perspectives, architectural models, etc.)

    * Stylistic devices in architectural photography

    * Exterior shots

    * Interior shots

    * Image editing, scanning, image correction

About the Author

Michael Heinrich, Dipl.-Ing., is a freelance architectural photographer in Munich, where he also runs photography seminars for students of architecture. He trained as a photographer at the Bavarian State Academy of Photography ans also studied architecture at Munich University of Technology.


Haynes, Barry

PhotoShop 7 Artistry: Mastering the digital image.
Indianapolis : New Raiders, 2002, 466 pp.

14. Color spaces, device characterization and color management

36. Differences in creating for the Web and 8-bit color


Hoffman, E. Kenneth

Computer graphics applications. (An introduction to desktop publishing and design, presentation graphics, animation.)
Belmont, California : Wadsworth Publishing Co.

4. The paint programs.


Howard, Toby

Things that go ping on the web. (Is yet another file format really necessary? Proponents of PNG believe it is, and that it will pave the way for high-quality graphics on the web. It’s also free.)
Personal Computer World (England), May 1997, pp. 250-252.


Huss, Dave

Photoshop elements 2.0: 50 ways to create cool pictures.
Indianapolis : New Riders, 2003, 314 pp.

Getting pictures in your computer

Adjusting and enhancing photos

Sizing and saving your photos

Fine tuning the colour

Correcting lightning problems

Putting on the final touches

Cool photographic techniques

Creating stunning panoramas

Publishing on the web

Making great photos on your printer



Image Backgrounds for Screen Presentations and the Web [online]
Available free of charge from:  2005 [cited 2009]


Johnson, Bob

The 72dpi myth. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

File formats for digital imaging. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Dodging and burning in the digital darkroom. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Behind the unsharp mask: the secret world of sharpening. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

The high pass way to sharpen in Photoshop. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Color management: color models, color spaces and color profiles. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Color management: the eyeglasses analogy. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Color management: printing without pain. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Color management: a question of intent. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Color management answers for Photoshop Elements. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Color management: Photoshop color settings. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

Color management: troubleshooting common problems. [online]
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Johnson, Bob

More than a bit of difference: 8-bit versus 16-bit. [online]
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Johnson, Dave

Determine the perfect format for your photo files.
PC World (US), August 2006, p. 132.


Joseph, Cliff

Photo special: editing software.
PC World (England), August 2004, pp. 105-113.


Jurist, Susan

Top 10 rules for creating graphics for the Web.
College & Research Libraries News, July/August 1996, pp. 418-421.


Koldenhof Grafimedia Expertise

Color management. [online]
Available from: [cited August 2004]


Lane, Tom

JPEG image compression FAQ, part 1/2. [online]
Available from: 1999 [cited 2005]

1. What is JPG?

2. Why use JPEG?

3. When should I use JPEG, and when should I stick with GIF?

4. How well does JPEG compress images?

5. What are good “quality” settings for JPEG?


Lehn, David and Stern, Hardley

Death of the websafe color palette? [online]
In Webmonkey, The Web Developer's Resource, available from: September 2000. [cited December 2000]


Lehnert, Wendy G.

Internet 101. A beginner's guide to the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Reading,... : Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1997.

11. Web page construction

11.3 Working with graphics


Lynch, Patrick J., and Horton, Sarah

Web style guide: basic design principles for creating web sites.
New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 1999, 164 pp.

7. Web graphics


Maumgardt, Michael

Creative Web design. Tips and tricks step by step.
Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 1998, 170 pp.

3. Images

The difference between JPEG and GIF

PNG: the cool new graphic format

Color depth


McClelland, Deke, and Eisman, Katrin

Real world digital photography.
Peachpit Press, 1999.


McMurdo, George

Electric writing: Web graphics for the lazy.
Journal of Information Science, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1997, pp. 149-162.


Some basic graphic art operations

Picture file formats and features

Background colour transparency in GIF images

Pros and cons of GIF format vs. JPG format

Public domain icon sites

Syntax of the HTML attribute IMG

Clickable image maps

Simple animated GIF images



Milburn, Ken

Digital photography: expert techniques.
Sebastopol : O’Reilly, 2004.

The digital photographer

Be prepared

Photoshop selections, masks, and paths

Basic digital photo corrections

Converting photos to paintings

Special photographic effects

Color printing


Nicholson, Scott

GIF versus JPEG: choosing a graphics compression format for Web publications.
Information Technology and Libraries, June 1998, pp.109-110.


Prosise, Jeff

Color optimization and dithering.
PC Magazine (USA), March 28, 1995, pp. 253-257.


Prosise, Jeff

A look inside bitmap files. (PC Tech / Tutor.)
PC Magazine (USA), December 3, 1996, pp. 321-323.

.BMP files

.PCX files

TIFF files

.GIF files

.PNG files

JPEG files


Relph-Knight, Terry
Colour management: Colour perfect. (Managing colour on a PC is complex, even for pros.)
Personal Computer World UK, August 2006, pp. 63-75.


Relph-Knight, Terry
Colour management: True colours.
Personal Computer World UK, September 2006, pp. 56-58.


Rible, Jim
Web graphic software packages for dummies and smarties.
Online, September/October 1999, pp. 45-54.


Rodney, Andrew

The Role of Working Spaces in Adobe Applications [online]
Available free of charge from: [cited 2009]

Photographer Andrew Rodney shows you what RGB working spaces are, why you need them, and when you might select one working space over another. This article provides the basic information you'll need if you are using Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Camera Raw, or any application that supports International Color Consortium (ICC) color management.


Stanek, William Robert

Enhancing your pages with images - the easy way.
Chapter 7 in Microsoft FrontPage 98 (Third Edition), Indianapolis : Publishing, 1998.

Using images in your Web pages.

Working with images in FrontPage 98

Importing images

Cutting, copying and pasting images

Saving an image to the current Web

Using background images

When and how to use images

Using alternate text

Sizing your images

Placing images in your documents

Sizing images to fit your needs

Designing highlights with images

Additional enhancements for images

Image formats

Creating your own images


Steinmuller, Uwe, and Gulbins, Juergen

Fine art printing for photographers.
Santa Barbara : Rockynook, 2007.

1. Printing techniques

2. Inks, papers, and print permanence


Stone, David

Making technology work for you: Getting your color right.
PC Magazine, August 9, 2005, pp. 74-76.


Story, Derrick

Digital photography hacks.
Sebastopol : O’Reilly, 2004, 309 pp.

Digital camera attachments

Daytime photo secrets

Nighttime photo hacks

Magic with flash

The computer connection

Photoshop magic


TASI (Technical Advisory Service for Images)

Searching the Internet for images. [online]
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TASI (Technical Advisory Service for Images)

A review of image search engines. [online]
Available from [cited 2003]

1.     Introduction

2.     General, specialised and meta-search engines

3.     Collection-based search engines

4.     Content-based search engines

5.     Conclusion


Terras, M.

Digital images for the information professional.
Aldershot : Ashgate, 2008.

1.     Introduction

2.     The history of digital images

3.     Digital image fundamentals

4.     Image file formats


Watson, Ken

All about digital photos: Labelling digital photos. [online]
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Wentzel, Larry

Scanning fordigitization projects.
Computers in Libraries, March 2007, pp. 6…



Graphics on the Web. [online]
Available from

What is W3C doing?


Inclusion in XML

Inclusion in HTML