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Digital Imaging Essentials for Heritage ProfessionlsUnderstanding Digital Imaging

Code: HDC002

Presenter: Graeme Cookson

Venue: Schlesinger Theatre

Date: Tuesday April 2, 2013

Duration: Full Day

Style: Lecture

Participants: 60

Prerequisite: None

Cost: R1,995 (ex VAT)

Graeme Cookson is a UK-based digital imaging consultant who has done extensive work with organisations such as The British Library, The British Museum, and The National Library of Ireland, The Royal Horticultural Society, The Open University and the BBC.

Understanding digital imaging is the foundation for understanding all digital media. Every year, since 2005, Graeme Cookson has been assisting heritage professionals in South Africa get to understand what digital is all about. This course is always sold out as it is the essential first step in really understanding digital imaging.

Graeme is brilliant at explaining complex digital concepts in ways in which absolute beginners can understand and apply as well as furthering the knowledge of those who have been working with digital imaging for years.

What content will be covered?

The masterclass covers the essentials of what defines a quality digital image and how to check that the files you are receiving or producing are at the correct standard for various uses. This includes essential theory – pixels, resolution, file size, file formats, compression, bit depth, and colour space, as well as detecting common problems, imaging standards, a productive workflow and levels and curves.

What will I gain?

At the end of the masterclass you will understand what digital is and what all the terms that you hear mean – bits, bytes, bit depth, 16-bit, jpeg, tiff, colour space etc. You will also know the standards you need to work to to produce an archival quality digital repository – a digital collection that will last for generations. With this information you will be able to make wise choices about service providers, about equipment and about working with digital files.

“I will be able to perform my imaging tasks with confidence and efficiency” – Pretoria based archivist

“An essential class” – Pietermaritzburg museums professional

 “Good knowledge followed up with a referenced CD = very nice to go back and absorb everything” – Gauteng museums professional

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