Images & Immersive Technologies

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Photography & Immersive Technologies


The entire process of creating, processing and publishing photos involves a series of 4 phases, each of which involves a series of steps and processes documented in separate manuals. These manuals purport to form the basis for our training and reference with regard to images, however as a complete overhaul of Images is underway, these processes are being thoroughly revised, and much of the contents here no longer apply or will be superseded shortly.

  1. Photography in the Field
  2. Photographing Tibetan Texts
  3. Photographic Documentation in the Field: for quick documentation of groups of photos in the field.
  4. Cataloging Images in MediaPro: for offline cataloging using MediaPro software.
  5. Cataloging Photographs in a Spreadsheet: this is used when an non-staff member who for some reason can't use MediaPro is doing basic cataloging of photographs.
  6. MMS Photograph Cataloging Manual: for uploading and cataloging images online.
  7. MMS Online Photograph Collections End Users Guide: for end users of the online collections.
  8. Technically Processing Images: scanning photos, slides, preparing images for XML essays, etc.
  9. Final Packaging of Images

Specialized Pages for Staff:

  1. Making Slide Labels
  2. Correlation of MMS image IDs and the Old Image DB IDs
  3. Processing the Many Duplicate and Few Unique JPGs in the 2006 Kham Images
  4. Creating Thumbnail Images

Older Pages:

  1. Creating Web-Viewable Derivatives of Images for Image Database
  2. Creating Web-Viewable Derivatives of Images of dpe cha Pages for Catalogs
  3. Cataloging in FileMakerPro
  4. From Photoshop to XHTML - Editing and Coding for Images in THL Templates

Immersive Technologies

New computer technologies allow us to go beyond still photos and audio-video to provide a more immersive, three dimensional experience of places and objects.

  • QTVRs: for making panoramic 360 degrees images.
  • VRMLs & X3D: for making three dimensional models.

Provided for unrestricted use by the external link: Tibetan and Himalayan Library