How do I digitize my print photographs?
Institutions should refer to Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (FADGI), which covers all technical considerations, including equipment, process, image performance metrics, quality management, and metadata.
The guidelines above are also a useful reference for digitizing photographs at home. They provide detailed information on different file formats, transmission scanning, specifications, and resolution.
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