Monday, January 23, 2006

Scanner versatility

If you don't have a digital camera but do have a scanner you'd like to rip apart, see The Scanner Photography Project.

I wonder...if you made one of these, would libraries that allow digital cameras allow one to bring in this sort of contraption to "photograph" books, maps and microfilm?

1 comment:

Chris said...

Check out this picture from National Geographic. The archaeologist held a flatbed scanner against the wall to copy the Mayan mural, then pieced the 350 images together digitally. A section of the resulting image was given a two-page layout in the January 2006 issue.

I wonder how this would work with inscriptions or artwork on gravestones. I'd need a really long extension cord...