This section includes useful information and documentation for professionals.
Input profiling with a colorchecker (by Bruno Vandermeulen - KU Leuven)
The ColorChecker fromX-Rite is an industry standard color reference chart used for color control and evaluation. The ColorChecker Passport comes with calibrating software, is easy to use and to implement in a workflow. This factsheet will guide you step by step through the different stages of creating a custominput profile and applying this to your RAWimages.
Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes
The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes (authors:Dusan Stulik, Art Kaplan - Getty Conservation Institute) is intended for practicing photograph conservators, curators, art historians, archivists, library professionals, and anyone responsible for the care of photograph collections. Its purpose is to aid in the formulation of analytical questions related to a particular photograph and to assist scientists unfamiliar with analysis of photographs when interpreting analytical data. The Atlas contains interpretation guides with identification of overlaps of spectral peaks and warnings of potential misidentification or misinterpretation of analytical results.
Chronology of the historical development photography
In this website (open new window) there is a chronology of the historical development of audiovisual media: photography, cinema television, video and sound recording. It contains 280 chronological references, 30 audiovisual records and 140 images. It is done in four languages: English, French, Catalan and Spanish.
This resource was done by the Girona City Council through the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) and the Cinema Museum, with the collaboration of the International Council on Archives (ICA), to celebrate the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the 27 October.
Audiovisuals of old photographic processes
Guidelines, recommendations and tutorials
SEPIADES (SEPIA Data Element Set) is a multilevel data element set to catalogue photographic collections. Apart from 21 core elements, it contains many suggestions for use of specific, detailed elements. It was developed in the framework of the sepia (Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access) project, an eu-funded project on preservation and digitization of photographic collections that ran from 1999 until 2003.
Digital Imaging Tutorial is a resource developed by the Cornell University Library. It offers basic information on the digital process from basic terminology, Metadata, technical infrastructure, quality control and many more. This tutorial enables you to understand the digital process and the use of digital imaging to convert and make accessible cultural heritage materials. http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/tutorial/contents.html
ANSI / NISO Z39.87 is a dictionary of technical metadata that contains those elements needed for the interpretation of the image, the quality assessment and the preservation. This standard, recognized as ISO 14721 since 2003, is based on the elements that should have a master image and although it is independent of specific image formats, it is inspired on the metadata of some specific formats, mainly TIFF and JPEG2000.
Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials: Creation of Raster Image Master Files. NARA, 2010. This guidelines represents shared best practices followed by the United States Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Still Image Working Group for digitizing cultural heritage materials, a group dedicated to develop common digitization guidelines for still image materials (such as textual content, maps, and photographic prints and negatives) found in cultural heritage institutions.