Creation of digital images

The ultimate aim of digitization is to preserve the material and to allow remote access by researchers and the general public, both nationally and internationally. This technique allows the cataloguing and study of the material without the need for manipulation.

We follow the protocols and methodology generally used in papyrological collections. We use a state-of-the-art SLR camera with macro, cold-light equipment, ruler and colour scale. Each photograph is taken in RAW format, and in Adobe RGB colour space, at a temperature of about 4,800 - 5,000 K. For image processing we use Phase One's CaptureOne PRO Version 3.6. The image is stored in JPEG format at 72, 150 and 300 dpi and in TIFF format at 600 dpi. The JPEG images are intended for use in the URL of each catalogued papyrus.