Forgot your USB and need some way to transfer your scans from our scanners? Can’t edit your images because you don’t have Photoshop and can’t afford the monthly license fee? Too often we see people with problems that they just shouldn’t (and don’t) have. This post looks at some of the free/affordable stuff that people want to use but don’t know that they can get it. Continue reading “Just Get It!”
So you need to get some images scanned but your confused by different people giving you different numbers for DPI? Don’t Panic Immediately! Figuring out what resolution to scan at is a lot easier than many people think… you just have to do some simple math. Continue reading “What resolution should I scan at?” →
The Windows command line scares most people but if you want to automate stuff then command line scripts can be your best friend. In this series of posts I’ll be taking you through many of the processes involved with digitisation and looking at how they can be performed with freely available utilities. Continue reading “Cooking with DOS” →
Google Earth can display online images as an overlay above the satellite imagery without requiring any special server software. There are only a few requirements:
- High resolution images must be tiled to be displayed at their full resolution
- A Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file containing the positioning information and url of the image(s)
e.g. the KML file for a map of Melbourne (1855).
After years of tossing around plans to share more of the technical bits behind the scenes at the University Digitisation Centre of the University of Melbourne Library I’ve finally bitten the bullet and started a blog. Continue reading “Lift off!” →