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"Any newcomer to digital photography who longs to get the most from a camera will find DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: THE MISSING MANUAL goes beyond brand-named camera books to cover the extent of digital possibilities. Camera tricks from pros supplement tips on editing photos on the PC, picture sharing, and much more, taking full advantage of the digital format's versatility and potentials. Plenty of books have been written on the topic, but DIGTAL PHOTOGRAPHY: THE MISSING MANUAL is the most comprehensive."
-- , The Midwest Book Review

"Digital Photography: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover and Barbara Brundage: Windows-based beginners will be hard-pressed to find a more thorough, easy-to-understand introduction to the world of digital photography from shutter button to mouse click."
-- Jack Howard, Popular Photography & Imaging

"If you have cringed when a friend or family member, whose technical knowledge is sadly lacking, has mentioned they want a digital camera and look to you for support, you owe it to yourself to give them a copy of Digital Photography: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover and Barbara Brundage. This is an excellent book for those just getting into digital photography, covering everything from selecting a camera, taking photographs, transferring them to a computer, editing them, and uploading them to a sharing site."
-- Craig Utley, Somniferous Bloviations

""...useful as a reference book to hold and read in one hand while your camera or digital photography software is near by." "
-- Bakari Chavanu,

"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"It is designed to give all digital photographers information on how to use their camera and printer. It does this in a very straightforward manner without being too technical...Buy Digital Photography: The Missing Manual and you’ll learn a lot about all aspects of digital photography. Even if you only use the book as a reference tool for occasionally checking on information, this book will pay for itself."
-- Irv Haas, ApplePickers

"Countless tips throughout the book will enhance your photo-shooting and editing skills. More than a book for beginners, it will take you up through an intermediate level of proficiency, and perhaps beyond."
-- Ed Laskowski, Sierra Vista IBM PC User Group

"I have to say that I was very impressed with the breadth and detail of the information covered in this volume. If you’re new to digital photography or feel that there are gaps in your knowledge of the subject, Digital Photography: The Missing Manual is your one-source solution. I think that you’ll find it an extremely helpful guide."
-- Iris Yoffa, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society

"The Missing Manual series is known for clear writing garnished with gentle humor, and this book is no exception. For example, image stabilization (a.k.a. vibration reduction) is explained thusly: It “improves your photos’ clarity by ironing out your little hand jiggles.” The entire first four chapters alone would make an excellent book, as they thoroughly explain how to use a digital camera, take outstanding photographs, and get those images onto your computer. I had to read a number of sources to acquire the breadth of knowledge presented here...The ideal reader of Digital Photography: The Missing Manual is someone who either is just about to take the plunge into digital photography or has been using a digital camera for snapshots but now wants improved results."
-- Carol Conti-Entin, Mouse Tales

"By early 2006, 92% of cameras sold were digital. Digital Photography: The Missing Manual is "the manual that should have come with your camera."...Overall, Digital Photography: The Missing Manual, an extremely practical book including many colorful photos, is a pleasure to read. Recommended for novices and oficionados alike."
-- Dick Evans, Bay Bytes (Greater Tampa Bay Personal Computer User Group)

"...cuts through all the technical jargon, while teaching would-be digital photographers not only how to use a digital camera but also how to take better pictures, move the photos onto a Windows-based PC, edit them, print them, and share them with their friends and family."
-- Focus, Rangefinder

"Digital SLR users just starting out or looking to increase their skills will learn helpful tips and tricks in this guide."
-- PCPhoto, Dec. 2006

"As we go into the holidays, digital cameras are on many wish lists, and even if you already have a camera, this full color book will definitely enhance your skills. Mac or PC, this book takes an approach that will help you choose the best camera for you & get high quality results from it. "
-- Jonathan Cost,

"With a good camera, good photo editing software, and a good photo-quality printer, everything I could ever do with film and a darkroom can be done digitally, with less mess and often more easily -- assuming I'm able to figure out just how to do it. That's where Digital Photography: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover and Barbara Brundage shines. The instruction guides that come with digital cameras and editing software are usually quite brief. They give a one or two line explanation of menu items and a quick overview of basic functions...All of the tutorials and tips in The Missing Manual are accompanied by both screen shots and step-by-step instructions. Some of the techniques are easy and some are not, but with practice, all can be mastered. If you would like to hear "ooh, ah, and wow" from your family and friends when you pass around your photos, this is the book for you."
-- Gil Hennon, Memphis PC Users Group

"The information in the book is straight forward, easily understood, and applied. Novices to digital photography, the computer, or both, would find this book helpful both in getting started taking digital photos, and in working with them afterward. Computer newbies will appreciate the basic information about storing, moving and deleting photos as well as detailed how-to instructions along with illustrations about how to obtain, install and use freely available products. The tables that compare features in each of the freely available products as well as the $100 product provides readers enough information to make decisions about which product will meet their needs now and in the future. With this book, a beginner could invest only in a camera and experiment with software that is free."
-- Linda Thede, Greater Cleveland PC Users Group

"The authors have done an excellent job at taking the novice through all of the steps of digital photography. The whole gamut is covered, beginning with camera selection and ending with sharing your photos. The full color examples add clarity and enhance the pages throughout the entire book...Whether you are giving a camera as a gift, or if you are aspiring to learn more about digital photography, this book is a must."
-- Jonathan Cost,

"This Windows-only book gently eases beginning digital photographers into the rapidly evolving and exciting world of digital photography, without overwhelming them with technical detail. It also provides support to both amateur and proficient film photographers who are transitioning from their previous comfort zone of traditional shooting to new territory with unfamiliar vocabulary, methods, and hardware. Who could possibly be more welcoming to these beginners than David Pogue, who wrote the enticing introduction to this Missing Manual? In his typically refreshing blend of easy-to-understand language, touch of humor, and genuine enthusiasm, Pogue magically engages the reader and assures subsequent absorption of the book from cover-to-cover."
-- Rochelle Goldman, MLMUG Newsletter

"In his typically refreshing blend of easy-to-understand language, touch of humor, and genuine enthusiasm, Pogue magically engages the reader and assures subsequent absorption of the book from cover-to-cover."
-- Rochelle Goldman, Main Line MacIntosh Users Group

"In 483 pages and 17 chapters, photo gurus Chris Grover and Barbara Brundage introduce you to the world of digital photography. The entire spectrum of what you need to know to get moving in digital photography is covered; The basics of digital cameras and manipulating, organizing, storing, sharing and editing your photos is covered in easy to understand and entertaining fashion. You will get a complete elementary course in digital photography with this great O’Reilly manual."
-- Herb Goldstein, Sarasota PC Monitor

"Digital Photography, The Missing Manual is a “must read” for anyone who has an interest in digital photography but is not heavily into it yet. Often, the authors will make you smile and always they inform you in the clearest terms. I do not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone not already an expert at digital photography. I give this book a rating of ***** (5 out of 5 stars)"
-- Barbara Kreiss, Bytes & Bits, Amador Computer Users Group

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated

"I thought the information was outstanding and easy to read. The book was clear and concise and for beginners at this digital photography game it was easy to understand. The contents of each chapter were well titled and made it easy to find which article or feature you need information."
-- Gail Ritchie, Big Bear Computer Club

"...useful as a reference book to hold and read in one hand while your camera or digital photography software is near by."
--Bakari Chavanu,