Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives

February 6, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Books | Comment |

Scanning Negatives and SlidesScanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives is a new book that bridges the gap between analog (traditional) and digital photography. The most common software tools for scanning (SilverFast, VueScan, NikonScan) are provided on a companion DVD. Scanning Negatives and Slides costs $44.95 in the US.

Rocky Nook Press Release

Santa Barbara, CA, February 6, 2007 - “Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives” provides the knowledge necessary to bridge the gap between analog (traditional) and digital photography.

Many photographers have either moved into digital photography exclusively or use both analog and digital media in their work. In either case, there is sure to be an archive of slides and negatives that cannot be directly integrated into the new digital workflow, nor can it be archived in a digital format. In “Scanning Negatives and Slides” the reader learns how to achieve the best possible digital image from a negative or a slide, and how to build a workflow to make this process efficient, repeatable, and reliable. The author uses Nikon film scanners, but all steps can easily be accomplished while using a different scanner.

The most common software tools for scanning (SilverFast, VueScan, NikonScan) are not only covered extensively in the book, but are also provided on a companion DVD. The DVD also includes image-editing software, miscellaneous tools, and numerous sample scans.

About the author
Sascha Steinhoff, a computer expert by training and a photographer by passion, used several rainy seasons in Ireland to learn everything he needed to know about scanners and scanning software. He soon realized that a good scan requires as much work and know-how as a good camera shot, and that a scanning workflow is essential to get the job done efficiently. Sascha is now back in Germany and has joined one of the leading technical magazines as an editor.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book and about Rocky Nook, see: www.rockynook.com

Scanning Negatives and Slides: Digitizing Your Photographic Archives Sascha Steinhoff ISBN 1-933952-01-6, 256 pages, $44.95 US, $58.95 CA Sales & distribution: order@oreilly.com
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About Rocky Nook
Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and we are closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook’s publications is on digital photography. However, other areas related to modern photography, such as imaging and computer technology, are also important to us. Our mission is to demystify the cutting-edge developments in digital photography, providing practical instruction to enhance the skills of amateur and professional photographers. Our books offer in-depth information on technological advances in the digital photography workflow. We strive to support the efficiency and creativity of our readers with the ultimate goal of fostering outstanding image quality.



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