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4 April 1997 Digitization of stained glass
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Proceedings Volume 3025, Very High Resolution and Quality Imaging II; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270056
Event: Electronic Imaging '97, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Digital photography was applied to the capture of images of the stained glass windows in the historic parish church in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. Because of their size, the windows had to be photographed in 45 separate sections in order to capture all the detail present in the painting on the glass. The digital images of each section, approximately 3000 by 2300 pixels, were then mosaiced together in order to construct the very high resolution image needed for the complete window. A special backlight panel was constructed for the purpose, and techniques developed for minimizing the effects of reflected light and for calibrating the color of the images. Improvements in the technology for mounting and positioning the camera were identified as the most significant factors currently preventing the widespread adoption of this technology for virtual heritage applications.
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Lindsay William MacDonald "Digitization of stained glass", Proc. SPIE 3025, Very High Resolution and Quality Imaging II, (4 April 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270056
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