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PhotoGraphic Services offers Photo CD scanning system

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 16 - January 15, 1998

PhotoGraphic Services recently achieved the next stage in its digital-imaging initiative with the addition of a new Kodak Photo CD production system.
Becoming one of the first university departments in the country to offer on-site Photo CD production, PhotoGraphic Services can now provide the Virginia Tech community with a secure and trusted local source for high-quality image scanning and digital-image archiving.
Designed to handle everything from large image collections to single rolls of film, Photo CD's provide a flexible, widely accepted, multi-platform format for scanning, storing, and working with digital images.
By joining the select network of Kodak Digital Science Service Providers, PhotoGraphic Services now has the ability to offer Photo CD's at a very low cost and with a turnaround time in days rather than weeks.
PhotoGraphic Services' Photo CD system supports both 35-millimeter slide and 35-millimeter negative film formats. Images are automatically scanned at several different resolutions designed to support a variety of end uses.
In addition to maintaining superb image quality, Kodak Photo CD's have the capacity of holding more than 100 digital images. Given the system's multi-session capability, images can be added all at once or during several sessions over time.
At a cost of $1 per image and a one-time charge of $10 for the high-quality Kodak Photo CD Master disc, there are no alternatives for scanning slides and negatives that can match the value of a Photo CD.
For general information on the Photo CD system, refer to Kodak's Internet site at http://www.kodak.com/digitalImaging/aboutPhoto CD/aboutPCD.shtml.
To discuss personal or departmental scanning or digital-imaging needs, contact John Baird, manager of PhotoGraphic Services, at 1-6821 or by e-mail at jbaird@vt.edu.