The DPM Idea!

My book describes and teaches what I've called “Digital Photo Magic,” or DPM. It's an inexpensive and simple, yet productive and powerful approach to retouching, repairing, and restoring digitized photographs and other images.

I wrote this book specifically for the benefit of information professionals and other knowledge workers in libraries, archives, museums, and schools. But it will be useful to anyone who works frequently with digital images or who is preparing to start an image restoration project.

There’s no formidable learning curve for DPM retouching technology. It’s an easy-to-understand, easy-to-use, intuitive approach to photo editing. The time required to learn how to use the recommended software tools is measured in single-digit hours and days. There’s absolutely...

  • NO intensive study.
  • NO poring over manuals and documentation.
  • NO need to sit through lengthy and expensive seminars or training programs.
  • NO laborious, tedious work sessions.

The DPM idea


 None of this workaholic effort stuff!


The DPM concept hinges on the use of readily available free and low-cost photo-editing software, apps, and utilities. The emphasis is on products that are easy to learn and use, and on developing an organized, common-sense approach to processing and workflow. DPM avoids complicated, hard-to-learn, and, in some cases, expensive post-processing software applications such as Adobe Photoshop and the free GIMP package. Those complex applications can present a serious learning challenge for the average non-techie user.

I want to caution here that my coverage is limited to Windows-compatible environments. While there are many terrific tools available for the Macintosh, Mac users will need to look elsewhere for this type of information.