The Digital Imaging Institute is a learning resource and a
member-based association dedicated to providing Adobe® Photoshop
education, training and support to professionals who use digital
imaging for diagnosis, documentation, teaching, research and
presentations in the sciences and medical communities.
areas of education include hardware, presentation software, printing
techniques, color management, digital imaging work flow and ethics.
Training and support will be led by experts and peers in the medical,
scientific and research fields.
The Digital Imaging Institute was established
to address the educational needs of the "other" users of Photoshop.
there are many choices for learning to use Photoshop creatively, the
training needs of those of us in the medical and scientific communities
been pretty much ignored - creating a training gap.
you look at the history of digital imaging and the early users of
Photoshop, you can understand why this gap exists... Twenty years ago
artists and creative photographers were beginning to make the
transition to digital imaging, while it is only in the past few years
this paradigm shift has occurred in medicine and science. Consequently,
most of the Photoshop educational content has
been targeted at the creative users of digital images. The Digital
Imaging Institute has been created to change that.
Mark Maio is Founder and CEO of the Digital
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in
Photography, a Master of Arts and Humanities and a Master of Fine Arts
in Photography. In over 35 years
working in the field of biomedical imaging he has held numerous academic
positions including Director of Ophthalmic Photography at Emory
as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the State University
York at Buffalo.
In 1999 he developed the first high-resolution
system in ophthalmology and has continued working in the commercial
since that time.
His photographic work is divided between
ophthalmology and fine art
and has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country. His
photographs are found in many public collections, including the
of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography. In 2006
selected by Adobe as one of twelve individuals to form their Biomedical
Advisory Group. This group worked with Adobe in the development of
CS3/4/5 Extended, the first versions of the software program to contain
technical and scientific digital imaging tools. Through his work with
the idea for creating the Digital
Imaging Institute was born.