I specialize in serving the digital post-processing needs of photographers, & I've been a photo printing professional since the early 1980’s. I can assist you in three distinct areas:
• Photoshop Instruction and Services
• LightJet Prints & Finishing
• Color Management Products & Services
I’m still, to this day, a custom photographic printer - I’m just using far different, but infinitely more effective tools as the technology advances. I provide the best of "old school" custom photographic printing techniques, combined with experience & cutting-edge digital technologies.
Think of me as a "Photoshop Coach" and/or a "Print Concierge" ...
Check out how I can help you, whether online or in-person - - be sure to read the testimonials below & throughout the website - - If you've got questions, I'm only an email or phone call away...
Quality is not expensive - it's priceless. You'll find quality here - reasonably priced ...
I'm looking forward to serving you!
John Watts :)
Watts Digital Imaging
San Diego, CA
"Not Just Another Photoshop Book" - Photoshop Instruction designed for photographers by a photo printing professional...
Are you looking for Photoshop Instruction designed for photographers? Look no more - they're online, live, and FREE!
LightJet prints - why choose me for your Photographic Printing & Finishing needs?
Unparalleled Quality ...
All of the latest Photoshop & Digital Imaging news that's fit to print - Privacy is important to me; therefore, I will not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone.
Check out my Blog for dozens of relevant & educational posts, going back years - written by a photo printing professional ...
Improve the accuracy of your color
managed workflow and the quality of your print output
"These LightJet prints are a "10", John - You made them great. The quality of workmanship is not only commendable, but spectacular. Very impressed - Thank you!"
Jay A. Haines
President / CEO
Panama City, FL
“I just got your Photoshop book, and I can't put it down. I like what you've done with this format and focusing only on what is needed. As a photo printing professional, you've cut through all of the nonsense, and got me to where I need to be. It is right on. I've seen many other books on PS, but this is by far the best for us photographers. It's very easy to follow, and very clear to read. It's well worth the money!"
Ted Spriggs, Jr.
San Diego, CA
"John's ability to create professional quality prints by using only core Photoshop tools is impressive. His method puts the power of Photoshop to work for those who may otherwise be intimidated by the software. I highly recommend attending one of his Photoshop workshops and buying his Photoshop book."
San Diego, CA
“If you’re looking at Photoshop for the very first time, the application is intimidating. Where do you start? With someone that has done it for years as a photo printing professional, someone that has written books that can support the teaching, and someone who is a master printer that keeps it real! John M. Watts, Jr. of Watts Digital is that person. If you want to get started now, and crack open this powerful application - call John. He will show you the simple workflow from Camera, to Bridge, to Photoshop, to printing! After all, isn’t that want we really want - a fantastic photograph for the wall?
John keeps the teaching on track, he comes to your home, teaches you on your computer, and his wit will keep the stress of learning at bay. Never mess up an original file again - with John’s Master File lesson, understand the nuances of colors, tone, grasp the basics of layers, dodging, short cuts, and more! We've taken John’s class and we own his book - and this is 'NOT JUST Another Photoshop Book'!"
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