The Benefits of Digital Images over Film

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Using a digital camera offers many benefits that you simply don’t get with film. Digital cameras and the pictures they create have a lot of advantages in how you take the pictures, edit them, and share them with others:

  • More creative control: With a digital photo, you can use your computer and photo-editing software to touch up and enhance your pictures.

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  • Instant, easy photo sharing: You can send an image instantaneously by attaching it to an e-mail message. Not only is electronic distribution of images quicker than regular mail or overnight delivery services, it’s also more convenient. You don’t have to address an envelope, find a stamp, or truck off to the post office or delivery drop box.

  • More interesting presentations: You can include pictures in business or educational presentations that you create with programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint, or you can produce fun multimedia slideshows and burn them to a CD or DVD.

  • More useful databases and household records: You can include digital images in business and household databases (as shown in this figure).

    Include pictures with your business inventory to make finding items easier.
    Include pictures with your business inventory to make finding items easier.
  • More creative fun: Using an image-editing program, you can apply wacky special effects, paint mustaches on your evil enemy, and otherwise distort reality.

    You can turn a photograph into a work of art by using an image-editing program.
    You can turn a photograph into a work of art by using an image-editing program.
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