Digital Heritage: Applying Digital Imaging to Cultural Heritage

Digital Heritage: Applying Digital Imaging to Cultural Heritage

by Lindsay MacDonald
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750661836

ISBN-13: 9780750661836

Pub. Date: 05/05/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Rapid advances in the fields of digital photography and digital image processing have provided an array of new methods of extracting information from historical buildings and artefacts. Until now, the techniques, and how and when to use them have remained a mystery to many conservators and museum professionals. Digital Heritage explains these techniques, and how to

Overview

Rapid advances in the fields of digital photography and digital image processing have provided an array of new methods of extracting information from historical buildings and artefacts. Until now, the techniques, and how and when to use them have remained a mystery to many conservators and museum professionals. Digital Heritage explains these techniques, and how to get the best results from them in a variety of applications. Focusing on historic buildings, digitisation of documents, paintings and objects in museums and galleries, the book brings together international experts in the fields of conservation and digital imaging to demonstrate how these two disciplines can work together to achieve excellent results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750661836
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/05/2006
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Digitising documents for public access
Digitising rare books & manuscripts
Digitisation programmes in the V&A
Digital access to a photographic collection
Digitisation in the commercial art world
User requirements for the metric survey
Principles & evolution of digital cameras
High resolution imaging in the near infrared
Image resizing-the limits of image processing
Image databases & access
Colour management in heritage photography
Image compression & JPEG2000
Assessing image quality
Imaging historical architectural sites for conservation
Imaging of stained glass windows
Making online monuments more accessible through interface design
Visualisation of panoramic images over the internet
Three-dimensional virtual restoration of polychrome sculpture
Digital imaging for easel paintings
Research policy & directions

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