There are two basic ways of creating colors: by mixing light and by mixing paint. When we see light, we’re receiving a particular wavelength directly. A red stoplight, for instance, is sending off red wavelengths and nothing else. Light is “additive,” meaning you can add wavelengths together to get new colors. Red + blue =…View Why Do Printers Use Cyan and Magenta Instead of Blue and Red? »
Advice about scanning software. Part of a series on tips for converting your 35mm print/film collection to digital.View 48-Bit Color »
Tips on converting your 35mm print/film collection to digital. Covers scanning and correction.View Digital ICE »
I thought I’d share the results of my quest for perfection in the transfer process. As always, I spend many hours upfront in the hopes of establishing a process that won’t have me wasting many days down the road. It’s taken a lot of trial and error, but I think I have that process now. If you’re about to start, maybe this will save you some time and agony.View Digitizing Photos »
What Have I Got in My Pocket?
Recently I attended one grandfather’s 90th birthday, also visiting my 93-year-old other grandfather. Trying to describe my iPhone in terms of real-world analogs produced the following list.View What Have I Got in My Pocket? »
What good is college?
I’m curious: If you were born after 1965, are you working in a field directly related to your college major?View What good is college? »
For the first millenia of modern humanity, major new inventions were pretty rare. But recent generations have seen numerous technological milestones. For no good reason, I thought I’d jot down what strike me as the most important inventions each recent generation was the first to grow up with.View Generational Tech »