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.
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.
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.