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Digitizing Your Historical Photographs

Digitizing your historical photographs is the perfect way to increase use, share and preserve these visual treasures. But there is a lot to consider in terms of scanners, software, file formats, image resolution, bit depth, compression, preservation . . . the list goes on and on. Anyone can create a digital image from a photograph, but in this workshop, we will unveil the secrets to creating the highest possible quality scans of your photos. We will provide everything you need to know to take your scans from blahzay to brilliant in a very practical, informal presentation. Come and have some fun learning the true art of scanning. Whether you are a newbie or have serious experience scanning, this workshop will open your eyes to new techniques that will dramatically improve your digital results.

Workshop Type: Classroom Training
Intended Audience: Historical Records Repositories, Local Governments, State Agencies

Workshop Handouts: PDF icon workshops_handouts_digitizing_photos.pdf


For more information on this workshop, or to request this workshop in your area, please contact us at archtrain@nysed.gov.