Photographing old or delicate documents and photography

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  • 1. Photographing Old or Delicate Documents and PhotosDick Eastman27 October 2012
  • 2. Today’s SlidesAvailable athttp://www.eogn.com/handouts/ol dphotos
  • 3. Scanners
  • 4. Advantages• Inexpensive• Readily Available
  • 5. Disadvantages• Scanning thousands of documents may be tedious
  • 6. Page feed scanners are even worse• Will work well in unattended mode but internal rollers may damage delicate documents.
  • 7. Ultimate Unattended Scanner: APT BookScan 1200• Will work well in unattended mode for books but not suitable for delicate books.• Expensive at $120,000.
  • 8. Use a scanner designed for books• Planetary scanners create minimal page damage.• Expensive at $10,000 and up.
  • 9. Use a scanner designed for books• Available in different models with different scanning speeds• Expensive at $15,000 and up.
  • 10. Another Option: Magic Wand• Great for bound books!• Battery operated• $99.95• Bed, Bath, and Beyond• Brookstone• BestBuy• Amazon.com
  • 11. Still Another Option: Flip-Pal• Great for scanning photographs!• Battery operated• $149.95• Mail order only, see the handouts or look at
  • 12. No Scanner? Use a Camera!
  • 13. No Scanner? Use a Camera!• Genealogists can duplicate this for a fraction of the expense.• Use a camera stand and a high resolution camera.
  • 14. No Scanner? Use a Camera!• Genealogists can duplicate this for a fraction of the expense.• Use a camera stand and a high resolution camera.
  • 15. No Scanner? Use a Camera!• Genealogists can duplicate this for a fraction of the expense.• Use a camera stand and a high resolution camera.
  • 16. No Scanner? Use a Camera!• Best results are obtained with a slow shutter speed and lots of light.
  • 17. No Scanner? Use a Camera!• Prices vary from about $60 to…
  • 18. No Scanner? Use a Camera!• Camera stand prices vary from about $60 to…• $100 or more.
  • 19. No Scanner? Use a Camera!• The National Archives in London has replaced most of their photocopy machines with camera stands, always near windows.
  • 20. You Don’t Need A Fancy Camera Stand!• Use a tripod• The secret for razor-sharp pictures is a steady platform• Don’t have fancy lights? Always remember that sunlight works best
  • 21. Recommendation• Use a slow shutter speed• And use lots of light!• Sunlight works best
  • 22. Top 10 Recommendations1 Always back up your photos immediately!2 Never, ever work on your original photo. Always make a copy.3 Share your photos.4 Use the auto buttons.5 Crop creatively.
  • 23. Top 10 Recommendations6 Take credit, quickly.7 Black and white are beautiful.8 Don’t use JPG or GIF or other, compressed formats for your working copy!9 Open a photo and try all sorts of different things.10 The best way to learn your photo editing program is to dive in.
  • 24. The BEST Photo Editing Software Is…1 The free program that came with your scanner or camera2 Free software you can download (GIMP or Picasa from Google)3 Photoshop (very expensive)4 Photoshop Elements for Windows or Macintosh (about $80)
  • 25. Today’s SlidesAvailable athttp://www.eogn.com/handouts/ol dphotos