JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 3, Article 1 (pp. 157 to 172)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 3, Article 1 (pp. 157 to 172)

SOME APPLICATIONS OF ADOBE PHOTOSHOP FOR THE DOCUMENTATION OF FURNITURE CONSERVATION

JOSEPH GODLA, & GORDON HANLON


ABSTRACT—Adobe Photoshop image manipulation software is being used for a wide variety of purposes on the furniture and room paneling at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The software was first employed in a project involving the documentation of paneling from five period rooms prior to their conservation. It enabled conservators to document accurately alterations such as restorations and surface damage. The use of the software in the museum has expanded to include the manipulation of digital images to aid their visual interpretation for research purposes; analysis enhancement; accurate comparison of related objects; and as an education tool. The authors outline the materials and equipment most commonly used and conclude with case studies illustrating the range and depth of the possibilities for using image manipulation software in furniture conservation.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. SYSTEM
3. DOCUMENTATION
4. OTHER USES OF ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
5. CONCLUSIONS
a: Materials , References , Author Information
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