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Blogs and Forums

The Dam Forum A photography forum hosted by Peter Krogh
John Nack on Adobe A blog by the Principal Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop
The Lightroom Journal Tips and advice straight from the Lightroom team
ColorSync Listserv A mailing list for color management issues on all platforms
Luminous-Landscape A furum hosted by Michael Reichmann
Photoshop News A blog on Photoshop by Jeff Schewe

Color Management

ICC Intenational Color Consortium White Papers
X-rite Color measurement and color management hardware, software and services for measuring, formulating and matching color including Color Checkers
CHROMiX ICC Profile Services, Color Think color management software, high-quality display and color management hardware/software sales
SWOP Specifications Web Offset Publications
SWOP-Certified Systems This page lists the SWOP-certified proofing systems
GRACoL General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography
FOGRA Graphic Technology Research Association
IFRA Global research and service organization for the news publishing industry
ECI European Color Initiative
ISO International Organization for Standardization
Dry Creek Photo Custom Printer Profiles, downloadable ICC profiles for commercial labs, including most Costco photo centers
Color Remedies Color Management Training and Consulting

File Delivery

Photoshelter Photography websites, e-commerce and photo sales, file delivery and archiving tools.
SmugMug Online gallery and image sharing service
YouSendIt FTP file delivery service

File Formats

DNG file format A popular "digital negative" format for digital camera raw data
The RAW Flaw A good analysis of RAW file problems on Luminous Landscape
OpenRAW Organization hoping to persuade camera makers to provide open documentation of their proprietary RAW formats
OpenRAW survey The 2006 RAW Survey – A report on the experiences, requirements, and preferences of photographers regarding RAW Imaging Technology
Unofficial Tiff Home Page TIFF file format information

Keywording and Asset Management Software

Microsoft Expression Media 2 An image management software application for importing, annotating, organizing, archiving, searching and distributing digital files
HindSight Software for Professional Photographers including MetaMachine, InView, StockView and the Photo Price Guide
PhotoMechanic A standalone image browser with full support for keywording, image variables, IPTC and Exif metadata and automated uploading capabilities
ImageIngester double backup; naming; moving to folders; applying bulk metadata and Camera Raw/Lightroom settings; GPS tagging; converting to DNG; verifying; correlating multi-camera shoots
BreezeBrowser A Windows-only program used to download, browse, select, organize and post process images, create web galleries and control cameras
Cumulus Asset Management software and hardware
Portfolio Asset Management software and hardware
DAM Useful Digital Asset Management and Workflow Software

Metadata EXIF and related resources
Orphan Works Information about images whose copyright owners cannot be located
EXIF The specification for the image file format used by digital cameras
IPTC IIM the first multi-media news exchange format
IPTC Core Information about the IPTC metadata to be used within Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform framework
XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) a standard for metadata, created by Adobe Systems, Inc.
PLUS standards An international non-profit initiative on a mission to simplify and facilitate the communication and management of image rights.
The Controlled Vocabulary web site Introduction to keywording

Monitor Calibration

X-Rite PDF manual How to calibrate and profile both CRT and LCD monitors
X-Rite Eye-One Display Colorimeter for monitor profiling
Color Vision Spyder 3 Elite Colorimeter
ColorEyes Display Color profiling software and hardware
Monitor Black Point Test
Monitor Grayscale Test
Calibration and Profiling Definitions:

RAW Processing software

ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) Digital camera raw file support
Aperture Integrated workflow software for Mac OS X to import, manage, and enhance images
Bibble Professional Workflow and RAW Conversion software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
Capture NX Nikon’s software for digital image processing and editing
Capture One Raw workflow software from Phase One
DXO Optics Pro A Windows / Macintosh program to improve image quality by using extended optical corrections
Lightroom Software for managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs
Silkypix Developer Studio RAW processing software

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