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Wednesday, May 28 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(Workshop) Mastering Collections of Digital Photographic Conservation Documentation FILLING

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Digital images have become a crucial component of conservation documentation, analysis and collections management. Museum curators and collections managers, emerging conservators and experienced professionals, and photographers providing cultural heritage services are all beginning to need tools and strategies to handle their growing collections of digital photographs.

With a single cultural heritage artifact requiring anywhere from one to hundreds of digital images, managing collections of these assets can get overwhelming quickly. And when the documentation itself needs to be documented, the only practical solution for expanding collections is to learn to make the images document themselves.

The AIC Guide to Digital Photography and Conservation Documentation recommends the use of Adobe® Photoshop Lightroom™ to manage these rapidly-growing libraries of images. Its automation and batch processing tools can ensure that collections of any size can be managed with ease. It is inexpensive and can be easily learned and used by photographers, conservators, curators and their interns.

In this workshop, participants will become familiar at a practical level with the tools and workflows in Lightroom, and the opportunities it provides to eliminate much of the struggle and tedium of managing image collections of any size. Participants will examine the key workflows, have questions answered, and receive a substantial handout for reference.

Join Lightroom power user Mike Jennings of Kept Art Restoration and Adobe's Group Product Manager Tom Hogarty, and learn:
  • how to establish and use a metadata tagging strategy that survives rapid growth
  • new tools that have become available since the AIC book was published
  • perform color and perspective corrections commonly required in conservation documentation
  • apply corrections to dozens of images in one step retrieve sets of related images instantly without knowing what the filenames are or even what folder they're in 
  • automatically tag images with necessary data as they are captured
  • avoid common, frustrating pitfalls and keep your workflow running smoothly
  • make the image document itself!

Instructor
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Mike Jennings

Imaging Technician, Kept Art Restoration
My Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/tymcode A longtime desktop digital video expert, I have moved into photography, mixed-media and hybrid collage, and assemblage art.

Wednesday May 28, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Seacliff A

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