rev. 21.10.2009

Forensic Photography - The Importance of Acuracy

title picture Title: Forensic Photography - The Importance of Acuracy
Author: Sanford L. Weiss
Published: 2009
Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-13-158286-6
Format: 17,1 x 25,2 cm
Pages: 549

A book about photography, published in 2009, which contains only b&w pictures partly reproduced in a real bad and mainly in low quality, looks quite strange, probably not only to me. —

That this is not to blame on the author, but on the publisher shows up on the pages 45 and 46, where you will find a Gretag Macbeth Color Checker (Figure 2-18) and a Digital ColorChecker (Figure 2-19) of which a reproduction in B&W rarely makes any sense.
The importance of acuracy makes it inevatable to fire those who made the decision to publish this book throughout in b&w, dealt with the images in the pre-press stage and did the related quality control, or at least, to be a bit more social, to put them on duty in positions where they can't do any further damage. As this sloppy production is an ingratitude to the work of the author, who certainly invested an enormous amount of time to bring all this stuff together.
Further it is a disgrace for the publisher, as if this continues, he can't be regarded as adequate to publish any demanding stuff of any kind.

Sorry, but this had to be mentioned, as this book is in a price class, where the customer is allowed to expect flawless work.

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