GWG aids photography workflow

The Ghent Workgroup, which is best known for developing PDF workflow standards for print production, has now turned its attention to digital photography, with new specifications available to download free of charge. These are based on those of GWG member association Medibel+, and give photographers and publishers a compact set of digital photography guidelines for print production.
There are two versions available: “News Photography”, for newspaper production; and “Shootings”, for magazine and studio-quality production. GWG recommends using these guidelines with digital photography projects for print production. Doing so will insure correct implementation of ICC colour management and standards, which are essential to maintaining maximum quality from original capture through to the final, printed result.
The specifications include: ‘How-to’ screenshots compatible with the latest version of Adobe Photoshop; “Shoot-Optimise-Save” function reorganized to better match photographer set-up process when using Adobe Photoshop; Image delivery now directed to recipients’ online portals; more detailed IPTC information/fields, added after user requests.
The Ghent Workgroup, formed in June 2002, is an international assembly of industry associations and suppliers from across Europe and the United States. The Ghent Workgroup’s objective is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.





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