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Digitization of stained glass
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Paper Abstract

Digital photography was applied to the capture of images of the stained glass windows in the historic parish church in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. Because of their size, the windows had to be photographed in 45 separate sections in order to capture all the detail present in the painting on the glass. The digital images of each section, approximately 3000 by 2300 pixels, were then mosaiced together in order to construct the very high resolution image needed for the complete window. A special backlight panel was constructed for the purpose, and techniques developed for minimizing the effects of reflected light and for calibrating the color of the images. Improvements in the technology for mounting and positioning the camera were identified as the most significant factors currently preventing the widespread adoption of this technology for virtual heritage applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3025, Very High Resolution and Quality Imaging II, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270056
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Lindsay William MacDonald, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3025:
Very High Resolution and Quality Imaging II
V. Ralph Algazi; Sadayasu Ono; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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