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The Power of Digital Imaging

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Until this glass plate negative was scanned, the information inside the doorway had not been seen since the negative was exposed. Digital imaging technology allows for incredible selective control over light and dark within the image. With image manipulation software it is possible to change the tonal values inside the doorway, revealing previously hidden information.

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. Unidentified family near West Union, Nebraska, 1886. Solomon D. Butcher, photographer.

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Preservation Applications 

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Digitizing the Collection

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Revealing History

About the Digital Imaging Laboratory

Digital Imaging Services Offered

Digital Conversion Methodologies

Glossary of Digital Imaging Terms

Help Us Digitize the photograph collections and make them available to you on this website.


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