Technical specifications

Reflectance Transformation Imaging is used to document tiny features, such as, incisions in paintings and historical prints techniques. RTI is a computational photographic technique and it is used in a number of fields related to art examination and documentation because it provides a virtual and enhanced visualization of an object’s surface.

Applications

Technical examination services for easel paintings

Technical examination services for manuscripts

Technical examination services for wall paintings

Publications on Reflectance Transformation Imaging
A. Cosentino, S. Stout, C. Scandurra “Innovative Imaging Techniques for Examination and Documentation of mural paintings and historical graffiti in the catacombs of San Giovanni, Syracuse” International Journal of Conservation Science, 6, 1, 23-34, 2015.
A. Cosentino “Macro Photography for Reflectance Transformation Imaging: A Practical Guide to the Highlights Method” e-conservation Journal 1, pp. 70-85, 2013.