Media praise for Photoshop CS2 RAW

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"Mikkel Aaland has combined a creative photographer's sensitivity with a widely published author's clarity of expression."
-- Michael Reichmann, photographer and publisher of The Luminous Landscape

"I am pleased to be able to recommend Mikkel Aaland's new book, PS CS2 RAW, as a good basic introduction to processing and working with RAW files in Camera RAW. Aaland's book is a straightforward, reader-friendly, and is filled with tons of clear illustrations.... pick up a copy of Photoshop CS2 RAW."
-- Ethan G. Salwen, The Picture Professional

"...this comprehensive guide features a unique design that helps readers grasp the subject through visual instruction and prompts."
-- , Photo Life

"This is the best books available on using Adobe Photoshop to work with raw images...This book is enhanced with a superb design and you-are-there text that makes this a pleasant journey that will help you capture and produce high-quality image files. While all the chapters are excellent, the one on better black and white files is truly amazing from the standpoint of text, design, and illustrations."
-- Joe Farace, Shutterbug Magazine

"The premise behind Mikkel Aaland's book is simple--a great digital photograph begins with RAW capture and processing. Aaland demystifies the process...your finished photos are the proof."
-- Jack Howard, Popular Photography & Imaging

"Aaland’s book is clear and understandable and provides the information that people need to use ACR, particularly if they can’t get a handle on Adobe’s rather bare-boned and non-linear instructions contained with Photoshop."
-- Conrad J. Obregon, Nikonians

"The book is not about photographic technique. It is about taking a RAW image and processing it to achieve the best desired effect...If you are at all remotely interested in RAW and its potential, read this book. If you have a digital camera that can capture in RAW format, and want to know how to use this facility, read this book. If you're looking for ways to produce 'fine art' images it is an essential resource."
-- Major Keary, PC Update

"...contains enough technical information to provide the background necessary to understand the choices you must make for each image, but you won't feel overwhelmed by data, graphs, and tables."
-- Peter Bauer, Photoshop User

"Photographer/writer Mikkel Aaland understands how intimidating the move [to working with RAW images] can be but also makes very clear its importance. His latest book is not particularly wordy but it sumptuously illustrates the introduction into the raw (pun intended) power of this format, and, how it can be tamed with the able assistance of Photoshop CS2 and Bridge... Photoshop CS2 RAW will take your art and craft to an entirely new level."
-- , Mac Directory

"...not particulary wordy but it sumptuously illustrates the introduction into the raw (pun intended) power of this format, and how it can be tamed with the able assistance of Photoshop CS2 and Bridge."
-- Ric Getter, MacDirectory

"I must admit, I took a long time switching to digital for photo work, and then I thought I was set. It appears that not only do a I have to master the camera for settings, but in those instances where the money talks, I have to learn about RAW format rather than the high res JPG format I thought was dealing me a good deal...[This book is a] must for professional digital photographers and illustrators. Handy for designers dealing with photos. Not relevant to non photo centric people. Printers will have an intrest in this as it relates to client work."
-- Todd Yeadon, Halifax Creative User Group

"If you have Photoshop CS2 and are shooting RAW (or considering it), I seriously recommend you get this book. It’s easy to read: lots of visuals, clear directions and straight-forward explanations. It won’t break either your back (206 pages) or your wallet, and you’ll enjoy the results."
-- Richard L Reaser, Tuscan Computer Society

"Photoshop CS2 RAW goes into great detail the tools to use within Photoshop to achieve the perfect image. A background in photography or design would be considered an asset before purchasing the book. Knowing terminology within these subjects will ease the learning curve and quicken the pace."
-- Cynthia Walker, Edmonton Linux User Group



"The premise behind Mikkel Aaland's book is simple--a great digital photograph begins with RAW capture and processing. Aaland demystifies the process...your finished photos are the proof."
--Jack Howard, Popular Photography & Imaging