A Simple Approach in Digitising a Photographic Collection

Triantaphillidou, Sophie and Jacobson, Ralph E. (2001) A Simple Approach in Digitising a Photographic Collection. In: IS&T PICS, April 2001, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


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This paper reviews the processes involved in the digitisation, display and storage of medium size collections of photographs using simple and inexpensive, commercially available equipment. It is also aimed to provide a guideline for evaluating the performance of such imaging devices on aspects of image quality. A collection of slides, representing first-generation analogue reproductions of a photographic collection from the nineteenth century, is treated as a case study. Constraints on the final image quality and the implications on the digital archive are discussed along with a presentation of device characterisation and calibration procedures. Summary results from objective measurements carried out to assess the systems are presented. The issues of file-format, physical storage and data migration are also addressed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Dr Sophie Triantaphillidou
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 10:48
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 10:48
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/8951

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