I can barely pay my bills! so I figured out I could be better off making panoramic imaging and the Gigapan  EPIC Pro is awesome. Basically, this is what Google Art project does to produce the Gigapixel images of artworks. Gigapan EPIC Pro it’s still affordable, a bit expensive – maybe – if we consider it is basically a motorized panoramic head. Also there is a big difference in the price of the Epic Pro and the other two lighter models, BUT you really need the EPIC Pro.  I use it both with a digital and an InGaAs camera. Among stitching software I like PTGUI. You can get high-resolution images in few minutes and without the hassle of forget to shot a picture in your panorama!

Gigapan panoramic head

Gigapan Epic Pro is an must have tool for high resolution art documentation

Here is a video with the Gigapan Epic Pro in action.

 


pigments checker v2 vsPigments Checker is for photographers, conservators and scientists interested in technical documentation of paintingss. It has 54 swatches of historical pigments designed for infrared photography, ultraviolet photography and other technical photographic methods for art examination. Check it out!

Pigments Checker is a collection of 54 swatches of his­tor­i­cal pig­ments that have been applied using gum ara­bic as a binder on a cel­lu­lose and cot­ton water­color paper, acids and lignin free. This paper is not treated with opti­cal bright­en­ers, it’s slightly UV flu­o­res­cent, and it reflects IR. Two cross-hair lines, 0,2 mm (ver­ti­cal) and 0.4 mm (hor­i­zon­tal) are printed on each swatch of paper before the appli­ca­tion of paint, in order to have a means to eval­u­ate the pig­ments’ trans­parency in the IR and IRR imag­ing. Among all the pig­ments and their vari­eties ever used in art these pig­ments col­lec­tion select the most used ones from antiquity to early 1950’.


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