Scanning: Edit Photographs in Photoshop
10. The photograph will open in Photoshop. If it doesn't, navigate to H:\Dole Archive Files\_NewScans and open the file yourself.
11. Go to Image > Rotate to rotate the image to the correct orientation. Arbitrary is for non 90-degree rotation.
12. Use the crop tool (in the red box above) as needed, but leave a narrow border around all four edges of the photograph. You can also use this tool to rotate the image.
13. Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask. Enter Amount: 50% and Radius: 0.9 pixels. Threshold should always be 0 levels.
14. Go to Edit > Image > Levels (also ctrl + L). Slide the white arrow and the left arrow to the edges of the graph or “mountain range.” Note: This should be a minimal adjustment to remove the dullness of the scanning glass – over adjustment will result in rescanning.
15. If you make a mistake, you can always go to Edit > Undo (Ctrl + Z), or go backwards in your History. In the History menu on the right of your screen, click the last “OK” step that you want to return to. You can move forward in your history also, so long as you haven’t made any new changes. Feel free to ask the Digital Asset Manager for assistance any time you have a question.
16. Finally, add metadata to the scan. Go to File > File Info.
22. Enter the folder Title.
- Folder 1 (all): Dole Meets Dole, 1975
- Folder 2 (part 1): Elizabeth and Bob, 1975
- Folder 2 (part 2): Elizabeth and Bob, 1975
- Always enter the title this way:
- folder number
- (all) or (part)
- colon (:)
- folder name, comma
- date (if not already part of folder name)
Enter a brief description and/or the inscription on the photo here. Most photographs have decent descriptions in Archon that can be copied and pasted into this field.
23. Enter Keywords separated by commas but without spaces. Do put a space between two words in a phrase (ex: Press Release), but do not add spaces around the commas (ex: Researcher,Armenia). You will use these keywords to complete the metadata once the scan is in Entermedia.
- Example: Press Release,Researcher,Armenia,Genocide
Always enter these keywords:
- Document Type
- Subject(s): Try to think of at least three words or phrases that would be useful to a future researcher when searching for a document on this subject.
- Researcher: If the scan was created for a Researcher, enter Research as a keyword, but do not enter Researcher's name (for privacy reasons).
24. Click OK.
17. Save the image as a TIFF according to the filenaming policy.
18. Select No Image Compression and IBM PC Byte Order.