What we did

35mm Negative Strips to uncorrected JPG or TIFF files.

Background

The Ross Institute is a …. (a couple sentences about the type of company here).

They first approached usĀ in 2009 with an archive of 35mm negatives stored in acid-free sleeves in dozens of binders. The archive totals more than 100,000 images, and they were looking for the best possible quality but within their budget.

We used [scanner name here] to transfer the image files before editing them in Photoshop.
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The Results

35mm Negative Strips to uncorrected JPG or TIFF files.

Over the course of three years the archive was split into large batches of about 20,000 frames to spread the cost and to allow time to develop and understand the digital management system once the files were delivered back to the Institute.

Each frame was scanned to TIFF and JPG files with our default Photoshop Level 10 compression, which is near lossless, and organized in folders according to roll. Folders were named based on their written labels, and when each batch was completed the files were offloaded to their hard drive for transport to their in-house servers. As is our standard procedure, the files were kept backed up on our server for 30 days to give them time to ensure their backup was secure and the files satisfactory.