Many photographers have either moved into digital photography exclusively or use both analog and digital media in their work. In either case, there is sure to be an archive of slides and negatives that cannot be directly integrated into the new digital workflow, nor can it be archived in a digital format. Increasingly, photographers are trying to bridge this gap with the use of high-performance film scanners. In this 2nd edition, you will learn how to achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or a slide, and how to build a workflow to make this process efficient, repeatable, and reliable. The author uses Nikon's film scanners, but all steps can easily be accomplished while using a different scanner. The most common software tools for scanning (SilverFast, VueScan, NikonScan) are not only covered extensively in the book, but trial versions are also provided on a DVD, which also contains other useful tools for image editing, as well as numerous sample scans.
With this second edition, photographers can achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or a slide. They learn how to build a workflow to make this process efficient, repeatable, and reliable. Includes a DVD containing useful tools for image editing as well as numerous sample scans.
VueScan is the world's most widely used software interface for digitizing film and prints on flatbed and film scanners. This powerful yet affordable program supports over 1500 scanners and 321 digital camera RAW file types, and is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Much more than a simple scanner program, VueScan allows you to perform functions such as color restoration, adding sharpening filters, adjusting white balance, rotating images, and batch scanning multiple images. It also provides output to a variety of formats including TIFF, JPEG, and searchable PDF files (even all three simultaneously). The Pro version outputs to the RAW format and provides options for color adjustments, and more. Despite its popularity, the documentation for VueScan does not provide enough information to use the full power of the system and makes it difficult to get started. The VueScan Bible is the missing manual for new, experienced, and prospective users of VueScan.
Scanning negative or transparency analogue film with a consumer grade desktop scanner can be a frustrating experience. This guide will help you get the most out of your analogue images. Follow the step-by-step workflows in this guide to scan an image just once, to obtain an analogue 'RAW file' that contains full highlight and shadow detail. Intended for enthusiast amateur and pro photographers who use or are willing to obtain Adobe Photoshop CS or higher, Silverfast or VueScan scanning software and the ColorPerfect plug-in. Finally, a clear guide to optimize your hybrid analogue to digital workflow.
One of the main concerns for digital photographers today is asset management: how to file, find, protect, and re-use their photos. The best solutions can be found in The DAM Book, our bestselling guide to managing digital images efficiently and effectively. Anyone who shoots, scans, or stores digital photographs is practicing digital asset management (DAM), but few people do it in a way that makes sense. In this second edition, photographer Peter Krogh -- the leading expert on DAM -- provides new tools and techniques to help professionals, amateurs, and students: Understand the image file lifecycle: from shooting to editing, output, and permanent storage Learn new ways to use metadata and key words to track photo files Create a digital archive and name files clearly Determine a strategy for backing up and validating image data Learn a catalog workflow strategy, using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Expression Media, and Photoshop CS4 together Migrate images from one file format to another, from one storage medium to another, and from film to digital Learn how to copyright images To identify and protect your images in the marketplace, having a solid asset management system is essential. The DAM Book offers the best approach.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Digital Restoration: Start to Finish 2nd edition guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, plug-ins, Picture Window, and now Elements. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, to getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity. With this book you will learn how to: ? scan faded and damaged prints and films ? improve snapshots with the Shadow/Highlight adjustment ? correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with Curves adjustment layers ? scan and recover nearly blank photograph ? fix color with Curves and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers ? fix skin tones with airbrush layers ? hand-tint a photograph easily with masked layers ? fix color with plug-ins ? clean up dust and scratches ? repair small and large cracks with masks and filter ? eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph ? minimize unwanted print surface textures ? erase mildew spots ? eliminate the dots from newspaper photographs ? increase sharpness and fine detail in a photograph * NEW Workflow Diagram * NEW DODGE/BURN WITH SOFT LIGHT LAYER * NEW Photoshop Elements and plug ins
Author: Vickie Ellen Wolper
Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
Release Date: 2013-03-30
Photoshop users of all levels will find this easy-reader, building block style book packed with inventive, easy to apply photograph restoration and tonal correction techniques for returning cherished memories back to their original grandeur, and enhancement tips for converting "almost perfect" digital and print photographs into treasured favorites. Comprehensive projects will guide you through the process from start to finish, creating professional restorations and enhancements you will be proud to call your own. Key Features: * DVD with practice files and figure samples * Includes seven demonstration videos on key restoration and enhancement techniques * Hands on projects provided with each chapter specifically tailored to reinforce the tools and techniques introduced in the chapter * Customized to accommodate all versions of the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop CS through CS6 * Packed with tips for efficiency and accuracy.
Author: Kathleen Brosseau
Publisher: Gatineau, Québec : Canadian Museum of Civilization
Release Date: 2006-01-01
This document is intended as a working tool aimed at standardizing the digitization process at the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. It was created to address the Corporation's requirements, within existing resources, and uses actual examples illustrating the diversity of the collection. The artifact photographs presented here are used primarily for documentary purposes, and do not represent the types of photographs displayed in publications.
Author: John Thomas Grant
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
Release Date: 2011
The story of life and death in America as told through beautiful cemetery art photography accompanied by meaningful epitaphs from cemeteries up to 300 years old. View 68 cemeteries in 170 beautiful photographs that breathe life into existence of those who have passed before us, and who are now enshrined for eternity in landscaped paradises. Within each placid scene and through heartfelt words displayed upon markers, join photographer John Thomas Grant in his one-of-a-kind study of an American tradition.
Author: Kwong Bor Ng
Release Date: 2010
"The 34 papers presented in this book represent our best effort to present a diverse and comprehensive overview of key issues in the management and realization of digitization projects. ... This is, above all, a book written by practitioners for practitioners who together recognize the critical needs and goals in digitization in our industry"--P. x-xi.
Author: Abby Smith
Publisher: Council on Library & Information Resources
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Archival materials
This paper is a response to discussions of digitization at meetings of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA). NHA asked the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to evaluate the experiences of cultural institutions with digitization projects to date and to summarize what has been learned about the advantages and disadvantages of digitizing culturally significant materials. Findings revealed that digitization often raises expectations of benefits, cost reductions, and efficiencies that can be illusory and, if not viewed realistically, have the potential to put at risk the collections and services libraries have provided for decades. One such false expectation--that digital conversion has already or will shortly replace microfilming as the preferred medium for preservation reformatting--could result in irreversible losses of information. This paper defines digital information; identifies weaknesses of digitization as a preservation treatment; discusses the benefits and drawbacks of digital technology for access; and highlights issues institutions must consider in contemplating a digital conversion project. (AEF)