Friday, 18 November 2016

archival quality

While there’s certainly something worthy in the slower (see how impatient we’ve become even though we’re on the cusps of a virtual utopia by any standards of the past) methods of conservation and reinvigorating pre-digital albums of photographs, this new application that allows one scan old pictures effortlessly seems pretty revolutionary. One is not taking a picture of a picture precisely but rather an enhanced image scan that finds the edges automatically and corrects for distortion and blur. I detect a weekend project that we’ve been meaning to get to for some time.