How advanced are you? What printers are you using? What substrates? How well do you understand color science/color management? How good are you at optimizing tone and color in Lightroom or Photoshop? How do you choose your substrates, what are their longevities? Do you substrates use OBA's? Are you sure?
Did you know that Photoshop's Print command can be recorded as an action and applied as a batch operation from Bridge to as many images you select? Do you know about the Conditional Action in CS6 13.1/CC? (sorry, it won't be in the standard version of CS6).
Will you learn enough to make you glad you bought the book? I hope so...if not, I think there's a return policy from Amazon where you can return it.
Thanks for the feedback.
While your book is not that much $, my bookcase ran out of room long ago. So have to be careful. I don't like the return game unless something is broken.
I'm an old film photog. Did all aspects of BW and color wet work up to dye transfers. With digital I'm very basic, but can crank out decent prints. I use LR 3 and some HDR software. Have LR 4 and don't like the new controls. I use it for the PDF book part. I will get LR5 just for the color brush. I also have NIK, Alien Skin and Topaz. But don't use them very much.
I use an R2000 and 3880. I've used almost all papers out there.(90+) My standard papers are Hahn Ultrasmooth and FA Baryta. I prefer no / low OBA, but have to go with what works best with my printers. The FA Baryta is very tough and offers the best gloss choice for no GO with my 3880. I use 3880 mainly for BW. R2000 is nice for the hyper real stuff and has GO which smooths burnt out HDR highlights that show up in the gloss reflection if done with the 3880.
While I love some of the nice air dried F finishes on some of the other gloss papers, many of these papers are too delicate and scuff up before you can even get them sleeved. So I don't use them. I produce a limited edition hand printed book and use various duo papers for it. Sadly, I could not go with a nice DUO Hahn rag as it makes the book too thick for spiral binding. So I use a RC DUO. (BTW, Hahn rag DUO would cost about $160 per book.)
My prints look my my images more or less. I'm looking to fine tune my BW some more. Maybe your image book might help me out with LR?Although I'm pretty good with basic controls. I would just like to get my BW work to look more like film and less flat. You know the tell tale digital BW look. I don't use PS except for 'Elements' to print in the center of paper for FA prints or to print text on photos made into stickers.