Re. Photoshop is for Geeks ---
If I read your statement correctly, most main stream picture takers ( I won't even call them Photographs) just take them, look at them, and then forget them BECAUSE they couldn't operate any of the photo editing programs out there, OR don't want to do so! If that is correct you are right. However, just suppose that they would like to get some ''editing'' done to their photos, where would they take them? They are wanting to get some enlarements or prints made form their digital or film negatives and they HAVE TO take them somepace which does edit photos, believe it or not. I have never seen a digital negative which didn't need something done to it - a little color balancing, some sharpening, etc. to produce a PLEASING photograph, be it a ''One Hour'' Lab or someplace else. On the envelope which they turn in is an instruction sheet asking what their choice would be for all or only a few photos would be - 4x5 prints, 5x7 , or maybe an 8x10. The printer makes a choice as to how the balance of the color is to be before it is even printed because of the diferences in some films. So instead of the ''average picture taker'' making the choices, they leave it up to someone else, and that someone just happend to be someone like you and me - a Photopshop or similar type program user. Now those who happen to want to learn how to do this is going to have to spend some time and learn the Basics, aren't they?. They can eitherr be a ''PICTURE TAKER' or they can become a ''TAKER OF PHOTOGRAPHS!''
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