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april, 2020

02apr11:00 amFeaturedProject Lemonade: Imaging Kodachrome and Ektachrome at National GeographicOnline | April 2

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We’d like to encourage our friends and family to join us in making the best use of our time while we’re practicing social distancing by investing in ourselves. Our way of facilitating that is to launch “Project Lemonade” – an ongoing series of informative and (hopefully) entertaining webinars that you’ll be able to join remotely. There will be a variety of topics, from hardware tips & software tutorials, to project workflows and digitization case studies, making this a perfect way to spend an idle hour or two, while simultaneously adding to your knowledge and understanding of photography.


The National Geographic Society holds some nine million 35mm color slides, the vast majority of which are Kodachrome and Ektachrome film. In our endeavors to continually improve our color management and overall imaging quality, we acquired color targets for both types of film, and with help from DT, created a set of custom ICC profiles. Along with a brief history of National Geographic’s use of color film, I will discuss our decision to pursue custom profiling, the initial testing and results of both the Kodachrome and Ektachrome profiles, and evaluation of efficacy in our slide digitization workflow. I will also address the pros and cons of creating custom ICC profiles for color film digitization.

Featured Presenter: Julie McVey
Julie holds an MA in American history and an MLIS in archives and digital curation from the University of Maryland. In her current role, she spearheads the NGS Library + Archives efforts to digitize their collection of unpublished photographs, scientific research grants, maps, and other documents for public access. Her professional interests include exploring cultural heritage color management, post-custodial archival practices, and expanding archival access through technology.


Wether you’ve shot Phase One before or are just curious about why our clients choose medium format, we invite photographers of all experience levels and camera platforms/formats to expand their photography knowledge with this interesting technical overview.




Can’t make the scheduled time? No worries! If you’d still like to see the information go ahead and register for the webinar and you’ll receive an automated email from our webinar service with a replay link. If you don’t receive this email, check your spam, then contact us for help.


Disclaimer: During these challenging times many companies are switching to online options for business and leisure. The increased demand in web services may cause technical issues which can display as errors in audio and visual quality. We’ve tested our hardware and are doing our very best to provide you with the highest quality webinar experience. On your end, you can help improve audio visual quality of the live stream by hardwiring your system with an ethernet cable to a router or using high speed wifi.


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