123di.com today released Version 4 of â€œThe 123 of Digital Imagingâ€ interactive learning suite, covering all aspects of digital photography from selecting a camera, understanding the settings, to enhancing, storing, sharing, and printing images. The learning module is authored by Vincent Bockaert, himself a photographer and site-contributor for DPReview.com.
123di is packed with more than 3,500 interactive screen-size pages filled with thousands of full color graphics and animations organized into 145 topics in 20 chapters. The practical content is highly cross-referenced with digital photography background theory.
It is organized to cover digital imaging via a three-step workflow for the user to understand digital imaging and digital camera selection, to enhance images, and to manage, view, share and print images. Itâ€™s divided into â€œStarter,â€ â€œEssentialâ€ and â€œAdvancedâ€ sections and offers a unique navigation interface that makes it easy to find topics.
Instead of using PDF which is more optimized for printing, 123di developed its own technology specifically optimized for computer-based interaction.
It offers plenty of tips and techniques covering ten key imaging software packages like Adobe Photoshop Album 2, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, 3, 4 & 5, Adobe Photoshop 7, CS, & CS2, and Nikon Capture 4.4 & Capture NX 1.1.
Itâ€™s quite an impressive body of work; Vincent has clearly done a good job here and DPReviewâ€™s Phil Askey highly recommends it. I downloaded and viewed the free demo and Iâ€™d recommend it too. Itâ€™s something you can really use.