Indonesia independent - Photographs 1947-1953 > The Digital Collection

Insofar as it had not been done before, the negatives in question by Cas Oorthuys were put in PAT-tested (Photographic Activity Test) enclosures. Negatives by Charles Breijer and Lex de Herder were rewrapped as part of the preparations for the digitization project. Every negative was given a number including an inventory number and – in most cases – several serial numbers. The albums were numbered from front to back cover, and then described. In preparation for the scanning process, the albums were taken apart and checked for loose parts and damage in need of repair. After they had been scanned, the albums were put back together, their original endpapers being replaced by PAT tested paper.

Once digitized, the negatives hardly need any further handling. This reduces the risk of their getting damaged. However, it must be granted that a scan or a print of a negative does not always yield a result comparable to what the photographer himself would have achieved. When printing negatives or making scans, the Nederlands fotomuseum aims at coming as close as possible to the photographer’s original methods. The technicians refer to vintage prints and books as much as possible when printing or scanning for the museum.

All the photographs on view here were digitally processed, but have not been touched up. The images featured on this sub site are JPEG images, 1200 pixels wide with a resolution of 72 dpi. For more information about the digitization, please contact the Collection Department at the Nederlands fotomuseum.

The collection of the Nederlands fotomuseum has been registered in the Memorix database, available online on the museum’s website. Prints may be ordered from the museum’s Collection Department. All prints are of professional quality.

Examples from this collection Indonesia independent - Photographs 1947-1953

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