Colourlab Workshop #1/2016: Colour Photo Digitization

Place: NTNU Gjøvik, 30 March to 1 April 2016

The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (http://www.colourlab.no), NTNU is pleased to announce its first workshop of the year 2016. Each day of the three day workshop is organized with specific focus on Colour management theory and practice, Colour photo digitization best practices, Colour and imaging research.

Yet the knowledge on the proper archiving and effective popularisation of photography is hardly widespread, and there are few specialised experts in the field. In this workshop we address the field of photography digitization and archiving from many angles and approaches; to develop new working methods, popularise, and improve general knowledge in the field of the digitization of photography and quality assessment.

The workshop, which is chaired by Professor Jon Y. Hardeberg, is organized in the context of the project ‘Long life for photographs’ within the programme “Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage” supported by the EEA grants. This project responds to the genuine and widely signalled need, felt in both Poland and Norway, for preserving and making available the unique kind of heritage that is photography.

Participation in the first day programme limited to project participants. Day 2 and Day 3 is open to all and is free of charge. Please register for the workshop, by sending an email to Sony George at sony.george@ntnu.no  

Day 1: Colour management theory and practice

Wednesday 30/3/2016

Room A251

Time Speaker Title/Activity
0900 Jon Y. Hardeberg, NTNU Colourlab, Gjøvik Welcome, presentations, introduction
0930 Peter Nussbaum, NTNU Colourlab, Gjøvik Colour management theory
1000   Introduction to colour management - Factors affecting the appearance of colour - Why do we need Colour Management?
1030   Device-Dependent Colour Models - Device-Independent Colour Models
1100   ICC Colour Management Architecture - Basic Professional Colour Management workflow - Principles of device calibration and device characterisation 
1130   Scanner technology - Image quality factors
1200   Display calibration and display profiling - Scanner profiling - Input profile and output profile - Device Simulation
1230   Lunch
1330 Peter Nussbaum, NTNU Colourlab, Gjøvik Colour management lab practice
1400   Display calibration and display profiling - Scanner profiling
- Input profile and output profile - Device Simulation
1430   Input profile and output profile Device Simulation
1500   Coffee
1530 Peter Nussbaum, NTNU
Colourlab, Gjøvik
Colour management lab practice (continued)
1730   Wrap-up
1900   Dinner

Day 2: Colour photo digitization best practices

Thursday 31/3/2016

Room K113/K105

Time Speaker Title/activity
0830 Rudolf Gschwind, Univ. Basel (retired) Tutorial on color photo digitization and processing
0900   "How is the colour made in a photographic film?“, sensitometry, densitometry and color reproduction model.
0930   Digitization of color photographs - slides and negatives: the visual aspect versus "photographic information“
1000 Giorgio Trumpy, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Light source criteria for color film digitization
1030   Coffee&discussion
1100 Rudolf Gschwind, Univ. Basel (retired) Faded color photographic material: Theory of decay and color reconstruction of faded color photographs
1130 Ivar Farup, NTNU Colourlab, Gjøvik STRESS for historic photo restoration
1200   Lunch
1300 Marit Rasmussen, NTB/Scanpix, Oslo A digital corridor through history - Photo scanning experiences at NTB Scanpix
1330 Pål Mjørlund, Oppland County Archives, Lillehammer Digitalization of colour images at the County Archive of Oppland
1400 Giorgio Trumpy, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Color photo digitization and analysis - best practices at the National Gallery of Art
1430 Andreas Harvik, Preus Museum, Horten Challenges in colour photo digitization at the Preus Museum
1500   Round table discussion (with coffee)
1630   Wrap-up
1900   Dinner

Day 3: Colour and imaging research

Friday 1/4/2016

Room K102

Time Speaker Title/Activity
0900 Giorgio Trumpy, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Spectral imaging for the reproduction and the reconstruction of color film material
0930 Jon Y. Hardeberg, NTNU Colourlab, Gjøvik Designing a LED-based multispectral film scanner: From Louvre to the FILMIC project
1000 Sony George and Mohammed Bouzidi, NTNU Colourlab, Gjøvik Building a multichannel LED module for illumination and imaging
1030   Coffee
1100 Marius Pedersen, NTNU Colourlab, Gjøvik Presentation and tour of the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory
1200   Lunch
1300 Sule Yildirim Yayligan, NTNU CCIS, Gjøvik Introduction to content-based retrieval in images
1330 Raghavendra Ramachandra, NTNU CCIS, Gjøvik Face detection and recognition: Experiences and opportunities in biometrics and media databases
1400 Dehong Xie, NTNU and Nanjing Forestry University, China Dimensionality reduction of hyperspectral images using nonnegative sparse representation with color reproduction constraint
1430 Marius Pedersen, NTNU Colourlab, Gjøvik Introduction to image quality assessment
1500 Reiner Eschbach, NTNU, Gjøvik, and Monroe Community College  Image enhancement for end users
    Wrap-up

General information

At NTNU - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Teknologiveien 22, Gjøvik, Norway  
Organized within the project "Long Life for Photographs," led by the Archeology of Photography Foundation, Poland, and financed by EEA grants within the programme "Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage"  
Participation in the first day programme limited to project participants. Programme changes may occur.
Free of charge, but pre-registration required, see http://www.colourlab.no/events/workshops or email sony.george@ntnu.no
General chair, Prof. Jon Y. Hardeberg (jon.hardeberg@ntnu.no), Co-chairs, Associate Professor Peter Nussbaum (peter.nussbaum@ntnu.no) and Dr. Sony George (sony.george@ntnu.no)
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