Table of contents for How digital photography works / Ron White ; illustrated by Timothy Edward Downs.

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Part I	Getting to Know Digital Cameras
1	The Workings of a Digital Camera
2	Inside Digital Video Cameras
Part II	How Digital Cameras Capture Images
3	How Lenses Work
4	How Light Plays Tricks on Perception
5	How New Tech Changes Photography
6	How Digital Exposure Sifts, Measures, and Slices Light
7	How Technology Lets There Be Light
8	How Light Becomes Data
Part III	How the Digital Darkroom Works
9	How Software Changes Pixels by the Numbers
10	How Digital Retouching Rescues Family Heirlooms
11	How the Digital Darkroom Makes Good Photos into Great Fantasies
Part IV	How Digital Print-Making Works
12	How Computers and Printers Create Photographs
13	How Printers Deliver Photo-Quality Prints
***Begin Dedication page***
For Sue, without whom this book and the best things in life 
would be impossible,
For Olivia and Marco, my daily inspiration,
***End Dedication***
 (c)About the Author 
Ron White is the author of the award-winning, decade-long best-seller How 
Computers Work and a dozen other books on digital photography, computers, and 
underground music. He has been a photojournalist for three decades, both shooting 
photos and writing for some of the best-known publications in the United States. He 
gained attention early in his career by leaving the water running in the darkroom at 
the San Antonio Light, flooding the publisher?s office. He has since acquired drier 
recognition as a newspaper and magazine executive and as an award-winning 
writer and publication designer. He has been recognized by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities and the Robert F. Kennedy Awards for his criticism 
and investigative reporting and by the National Magazine Awards for his self-
effacing humor as a feature writer and columnist at PC Computing. He has been a 
host on NPR?s Beyond Computing and a frequent guest on television and radio to 
explain new technology. Currently, he is working on The Daily Digital Digest, a 
newsletter and Internet blog to expand on the information found in his books. Tim 
Downs and Ron White have worked together on editorial and advertising technical 
guides for more than 10 years. Ron lives with his wife, Sue, in San Antonio. He can 
be reached at
(c)About the Illustrator
Timothy Edward Downs is an award-winning magazine designer, a photographer, 
and the illustrator of the best-seller How Computers Work. He has directed and 
designed several national consumer business, technology, and lifestyle magazines, 
always infusing a sense of ?How it Works? into every project. By tapping his vast 
computer system and process knowledge, Tim has developed the richly illustrative 
style that is unique to the How It Works series. In How Digital Photography Works, Tim 
has further blurred the lines between informational illustration and photography.
***End About the Author***
***Begin Acknowledgments page***
Writing this book was my own exploration into many areas about which I was so 
unfamiliar that I didn?t know how much I didn?t know about them until they raised 
their obscure, obtuse, and unfathomable faces, from which dripped entangled 
equations and a new vocabulary with terms such as Airy discs and circles of confusion. 
What I saw originally as a three-month or four-month project when I started grew 
by leaps of weeks and bounds of months. While I spent time assimilating optics, 
one of the strangest sciences I?ve encountered, a lot of people waited with 
patience?most of the time, anyway?and encouragement. To them, I owe such 
tremendous debts of gratitude that I never will be able to repay them adequately. 
But for now, here?s a down payment of thanks to Tim Downs, whose artistry 
explodes into a new universe with every book we do; my editors at Que, Stephanie 
McComb, Greg Wiegand, and Todd Brakke; technical editor Jay Townsend; and my 
agent, Claudette Moore. 
For sharing their knowledge, research, and photography, I?m grateful to outdoor 
photographer Ed Knepley, Sabine S¿sstrunk of the Swiss Federal Institute of 
Technology Lausanne, David Alleysson of Universite Pierre-Mendes France, Ron 
Kimmel of Technion Israel Institute of Technology, as well as Alan Schietzsch of for sharing their insights and photos regarding the fine art of 
demosaicing, or demosaication, or?whatever. I couldn?t have done this without the 
help, information, and equipment loans from Steven Rosenbaum of S.I.R. Marketing 
Communication for Konica-Minolta, Andy LaGuardia and Craig Andrews of Fujifilm, 
Eric Zarakov of Foveon, and Tom Crawford of the Photo Marketing Association 
There are others I?m afraid I?ve overlooked. One technician at Colorvision was 
enormously helpful for me understanding color calibration, but I can?t for the life of 
me find his name in my notes.
It?s a clich¿ for authors to thank their spouses for their patience, encouragement, 
inspiration, and for not running off with someone who spends way less time in front 
of a keyboard. The thing about clich¿s, though, is they?re often based on truth. I 
could not have done this without my wife, Sue. She was encouraging, patient, 
angry, forgiving, insistent, comforting, and a great editor and advisor. Writing a 
book is not easy, and without someone like Sue, I?m not sure it?s even worthwhile.
?Ron White
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Photography -- Digital techniques -- Popular works.
Photography -- Equipment and supplies -- Popular works.