Digitalisation – Scanning
What can you deliver to us?
We are capturing most of the analog photographic material or other artistic originals such as paintings, drawings, maps, or whatever you want to get transferred to digital form. If you choose scanning or photographing – repro depends on an assessment of several factors, such as size, surface, glare and detailed requirements. We accept everything such as slide cassettes, magazines, albums, negative folders, file systems or just material into a bag.
Level of service
We have a variety of scanners and cameras customized to task, and can deliver work to suit all needs, different quality / price ratio for all budget levels. It includes museum quality that will satisfy the most demanding and famous artists.
What can we deliver?
We can supply all projects or parts of the workflow by appointment. Customers come with everything from a negative to large image archives. We have professional understanding of institutional quality standards and norms, and can be a good partner in both large and small projects containing digital media usage.
With us photographers and others who wish to be present during scanning, editing and printing of images directly can verify the quality of his artistic expression. We offer cooperation and discussion about the best solutions for design customized to artist wishes and application needs.
This consists in mounting originals in one of scannners , setting preferences and implement scan a raw image file This file is developed digitally in a RAW converter, and this file is then processed further in an advanced photo editing software. There are many such on the machines here
The most important is to make sure that the curve of the histogram is good. Then white and black point level set right
Cropping after the development norm
This means trimming the edges so that most of the picture is, but none of the black or white edges. Wish something else, inform about it.
We can help to correct faded colors, dust, scratches and other conditions in the image that are not as desired.
ICE or FARE dust and scratch removal
This is a routine where an infrared light in the scanner distinguishes between image information in the original and dust and scratches, so the picture looks cleaner and clearer. Also called hardware based noise reduction On certain types of film as Kodachrome and black / white negatives, this process can seem bad, because the chemical content of the films are different, for example too much silver that the infrared can distinguish between dust / scratches and image information.
Correction of color and lighting
This is a routine that corrects images for the most obvious errors and color casts This is a routine that we often choose to delay until the customer can influence this himself Here it is often talk of a subjective personal assessment
Format TIF in the highest quality
The image files are supplied as standard in TIF, this takes care of all the original data in a good way, but that is also far less compressed, ie a much larger image file than JPG, which is the most popular format for use on mobile, tablet and WEB Please note that if you have saved a picture in .jpg format, there will be fewer opportunities for a good imaging for example Photoshop.
If these are the photos that are to be post processed or you want to preserve the most freedom for posterity, I recommended storage in TIFF format. We can always deliver a set generated JPG images with the delivery, or else would file format.
Images are delivered on external disk, memory stick, DVD, CD, or transferred via network.
Your photos can get on a storage media, or transferred to an address via Dropbox, High Tail, Wetransfer, EMAIL or we can transfer the FTP to a specified address
Color (Colour profile)
The images are normally delivered in Adobe RGB color space 1998, but can be created in other color if desired Remember to notify
Resolution (DPI) and color depth (Bit pr. Channel)
One can even decide which solution we will scannners your photos with, and similarly how many pixels the image in the image file will have.
Scanner resolution says the resolution we read the original, while Printer – Printer resolution is the resolution the final image printed with the size that the customer then want their image
For normal web use an image file with a print resolution of between 72 and 300 dpi be enough, while the archive where you will have the ability to image processing and magnifying images in future it may make sense to have far more pixels to go on, 600 dpi or more of the image file is not unusual.
To prepare for large prints with good quality, it pays to treating themselves to have image files of 2400 or 4800 dpi from film
For good slides and negatives, many 2400 dpi or more, preferably with a color depth of 16bit pr. channel, also called 48 Bit
8 Bit per channel provides a nyanserom 256 grayscale / color pr. channel (Red–Green–Blue), which the Web and monitor use is good enough for most. All JPG files are in 8 bit
16 Bit pr. channel provides a nyanserom at 65,536 colors per channel, which lend well to further processing in Photoshop and other applications, which can be a good basis for a future database of your originals.
A 24x36mm negative or slide image in 2400 DPI with 48 bit color provides an image file with size of about 44 megabytes in TIFF format, which is typical parameters many choose to scanned slides and negatives.
We offer to post process images according to your wishes This is something many people want to do yourself, we adapt deliveries according to your needs.
If you want us to do corrections, retouches or other things with image files, inform about it.
We can also offer retouching the image both within the artistic – creative genre and technical corrections.
Black – White / Grayscale
Images that are in a grayscale often anyway a tint, such as sepia, slightly brown tint or other characteristics that you want to preserve. Decide whether you want the images converted to a profile of grayscale, or whether to use a color to take care of the different shades in the image.
We also have both experience and expertise in optical character recognition, and can scan documents with text that we saw analyze and save as text, so you can use the text in word processor or on the Internet as needed. Mixed documents with text and images can also be scanned in this way. Here we must look at the originals and assess each case before we can make an offer on the job.
With OCR avoids entering text in the document to edit it or use it in new documents, it is read and interpreted automatically in this process, so to be verified by a spellchecker.
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