Resources: Downloads 2022

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  • Image Requirements 2017.pdf
    Document outlining the technical requirements for manuscript images produced by HMML projects. A VITAL DOCUMENT TO READ AND UNDERSTAND.
  • 2016 Overall Procedure.pdf
    A general overall reference for how HMML does manuscript photography.
  • 2016 Basic daily steps.pdf
    Daily things to check when working on manuscript digitization.
  • 2016 Foliation and Filenames.pdf
    Detailed guidelines for the naming of image files so that proper foliation of books happens. A VITAL DOCUMENT TO READ AND UNDERSTAND.
  • 2018-19_Quality_Control.pdf  A document outlining basic quality-control checks that will ensure that manuscripts are digitized correctly and have proper file-naming. A VITAL DOCUMENT TO READ AND UNDERSTAND.
  • QC_Checksheet.xlsx
    A simple Excel checklist for documenting quality control checks on manuscript photography.
  • 2016 Canon 6D manual.pdf
    Updated user guidelines for producing manuscript page images using the Canon EOS 6D digital camera.
  • Rationale.pdf
    An older document detailing the "why" behind HMML's move to digital imaging and the reasoning behind how HMML does things.
  • book photography.pdf
    An overall guide to HMML's book photography methods.
  • HMML Digitization Studio Setup.pdf
    An older document with good information on the overall setup of the manuscript digitization studio environment.
  • Available Light Photography Tips.pdf 
    A guide to using digital SLR cameras for manuscript photography under available light, with tips for achieving proper exposure and color balance.
  • Photographing Manuscripts with Gold Elements
    A "how to" guide for photographing manuscript pages that have gold capital letters, gold paint, and other metallic design elements.
  • arrows.pdf
    Document containing a number of arrow symbols. This can be printed out and cut into individual "up" arrows to indicate manuscript orientation when making photographs.
  • 2016 two-up metadata slate.pdf
    A printable PDF that produces two metadata sheets per page. Use this if no electronic metadata collection is being done at the time of photography.
  • HMML_Rulers.pdf This PDF contains nine metric rulers that can be used when photographing books to provide a useful size reference. When printing this out, make sure you have printer scaling set to 100% in order to ensure that the resulting printout is accurate. Check against a real metric scale to confirm proper size.

PDF Manuals for Cameras and Lighting Units (English)

Metadata Tools

Software Tools

  • Canon Digital Photo Profession for 32-bit Windows
    Installer for Canon's RAW converter and image browsing application. For 32-bit systems running Windows 7 or 8.
  • Canon Digital Photo Professional for 64-bit Windows
    Installer for Canon's RAW converter and image browsing application. For 64-bit systems running Windows 7, 8, or 10.
  • Canon EOS Utility for 32-bit Windows
    Application for tethered camera control for 32-bit systems running Windows 7 or 8.
  • Canon EOS Utility for 64-bit Windows
    Application for tethered camera control for 32-bit systems running Windows 7, 8 or 10.
  • DigiCamControl
    A freeware tethered camera control application that works with a variety of digital cameras. For Windows.
  • Nikon Capture NX-D
    RAW converter, image browser from Nikon for working with their proprietary NEF RAW images. For Windows.
  • Bulk Rename Utility
    An extremely useful utilitiy that allows for the renaming of files using "search and replace," resequencing of filenames, and the like. Also allows for filenames to be copied to the clipboard for pasting into Excel lists, etc. For Windows.
  • User manual for Bulk Rename Utility
    Useful to study, as BRU is a rather complex application.
  • npp.5.7.Installer.exe
    Notepad++ is a text editor that has more features and power than the default Windows Notepad application.
  • Irfanview
    This is the best JPEG viewing software app I've found. It has all the usual viewing capabilities, plus powerful batch processing features. It is non-destructive; that is, the user can rotate, flip or otherwise change their view of an image file without having any of this saved to the actual file itself. For Windows.
  • FastStone Image Viewer
    This is an excellent image viewing program that performs lossless rotation of JPEG images. PC software. For Windows.
  • XnViewMP-mac.dmg  This is a image viewing and manipulation application that does much of what IrfanView and FastStone do on the PC. Can perform lossless rotation of JPEG images. For Macintosh.  42MB