Preparing for PPA Certification: Image Capture and Output


Preparing for PPA Certification: Image Capture and Output (10%)
Items included in this section will measure of image capture and output options (paper, electronic, web, etc.).


Preparing for PPA Certification: Image Capture and Output – Section A

A. Select the appropriate capture device for subject matter, format requirements, and final job requirements. (4 items)
1. Knowledge of appropriate use and effects of different ISO values (noise)
2. Knowledge of file size relative to enlarging capabilities
3. Knowledge of appropriate selection of capture file format (JPEG, RAW, TIFF)


Preparing for PPA Certification: Image Capture and Output – Section B

B. Identify and correct problems in images. (2 items)
1. Knowledge of possible problems in image capture (white balance, dust spot on chip, flash synchronization)
2. Knowledge of how to correct problems in image capture (white balance, moiré, noise reduction, lens flare, sharpening, chromatic aberration, etc.)


Preparing for PPA Certification: Image Capture and Output – Section C

C. Output/Print image to desired medium. (4 items)
1. Knowledge of file sizes relative to final output
2. Knowledge of the necessary instructions (use of cropping guides, monochrome vs color preference, etc) to provide the lab
3. Knowledge of the different output devices relative to the reproduction requirements (scanning, printer, web, printing press)
4. Knowledge of different delivery methods (CD, DVD, paper, FTP, internet)
5. Knowledge of resolution required for output (ink jet, photo lab, Dye sublimation printers, and web, etc.)
6. Knowledge of output devices and longevity

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