Version 3.5 of Vincent Bockaert's The 123 of digital imaging Interactive Learning Suite is now available.
The latest release is filled with 3000 "screen-sized" pages full of information on everything from digital photography theory to workflow tutorials for applications including Photoshop and Nikon Capture.
Though we haven't yet looked at the new edition yet, previous editions of Bockaert's weighty tome were particularly good at explaining the concepts of digital photography in a way that was useful to any level of photographer, while the workflow sections had a strong advanced amateur focus.
Version 3.5 adds coverage of Photoshop CS2 and Bridge and the chapter on RAW processing has been updated with information on Camera Raw 3.1 and Nikon Capture 4.3. Plus there are new tutorials on creating a high dynamic range photo, using Smart Sharpen, correcting lens distortions, removing chromatic aberration and more.
The 123 of digital imaging Interactive Learning Suite is US$44.87 if purchased as an electronic download direct from Bockaert's web site (it's also available on CD), and is a free update for anyone who purchased the previous edition on or after April 7, 2005. It's compatible with Windows only, though we have found previous editions to display with reasonable speed from within VirtualPC on the Mac. A "demo" version containing example content is also available.
The 123 of digital imaging v3.5