Digital photographs are, by their very nature, pictures that you print out from a digital camera. But the beauty of digital photographs is that you can manipulate them on a computer before you print them out. So if you are planning on producing digital photographs, make sure you have both a computer and a printer that will help you to maximize your efforts.
Of course you don't have to have a computer or a printer to be able to produce stunning digital photographs. Photographers who have good old fashioned cameras that use regular film don't have to have computers or printers either. There are many professional companies that specialize in printing and they will produce your prints for you. Quite honestly, the price charged by many of these outlets is considerably less than what it will cost for you to print your own, taking into consideration the equipment, the paper and the ink. But then you won't be able to change or improve anything in the pictures.
So why would you want to make changes to Digital Photographs?
First of all you might want to correct a colour cast on the image, or perhaps improve the contrast in colours. You can also fix exposure problems quite easily. You can crop pictures before you print them and straighten up wonky walls and slanting horizons. You can sharpen images and both brighten and darken pictures. You can remove redeye and even convert colour photographs into black and white.
On a more sophisticated level you can adjust colours and levels and improve images beyond belief. With good image editing programmes, you can use certain tools to control the tones and brightness within your images. You can use cloning tools to get rid of unwanted bits and pieces, from pimples on people's faces to dog poop on the lawn. You can darken and lighten small sections of an image, in the same way as a photographer would if he was printing his own photographs.
Best of all, you can radically edit your photographs while keeping the original image untouched. You can blur your backgrounds and add movement, or stitch a series of pictures together to make an amazing panorama. You can even use good software to scan in and restore old, damaged prints.
So you will see there's a whole lot you can do with your digital photographs.