6 June 2002 Digital slide reproduction using densitometry
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Proceedings Volume 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.464671
Event: 9th Congress of the International Color Association, 2001, Rochester, NY, United States
Many contemporary art collections contain important art installations where artists have used 35 mm slides as the primary medium. The number of ours these works are on show makes it necessary to regularly change the slides due to light fading. With funding from the Henry Moore Foundation. The conservation department at Tate initiated a project to examine ways in which digital technology could be used to aid the conservation of these works. The aim of the project was to place the original slides in cold storage and explored the possibility of using digital technology to make duplicate sets for display in the gallery. The reproductions needed to be of very high quality both in terms of resolution and color management. This paper discusses the use of densitometry to calibrate both device dependent and device independent systems for digitally reproducing 35 mm slides using a scanner and a film recorder and the effect of metamery when using slide films which employ different dyes.
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Peter R. Fornaro, Peter R. Fornaro, Rudolf Gschwind, Rudolf Gschwind, Lukas Rosenthaler, Lukas Rosenthaler, Pip Laurenson, Pip Laurenson, } "Digital slide reproduction using densitometry", Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464671; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.464671

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