Photographic Digitisation

Photo Digitisation
Example of photographic digitisation. Andrea Jaeger and Martina Navratilova Wimbledon, 1983.

Photographic Digitisation

In 1998 Max was launched as a company which provided photographic scanning services. Digitisation and scanning of photographs remains one of our cornerstone digitisation services today and photographic digitisation makes up a significant part of the work that we do. We have undertaken a large number of photographic digitisation projects including, recently, digitising Mercie Lack's and Barbara Wagstaff's fascinating photographic record of the excavation of the famous Anglo Saxon longship at Sutton Hoo. These images can additionally be viewed at the site itself.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the images we are able to obtain, regularly, consistently and over thousands of photographs. The digitised images often find their way into leading publications and exhibitions. Scanning photographic material for publication and archival purposes requires the highest levels of care and precision. It is essential that the full tonal range of the image is captured and not lost during the digitisation process. To preserve the optimum level of colour and detail on each image, we use the latest equipment and have a fully colour-managed production workflow.

As part of our service range we can also convert photographic negatives into digital photos where necessary.

Some of the clients for whom we have provided photographic digitisation include:

  • National Trust - Sutton Hoo
  • Tate Gallery
  • BBC
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Royal Opera House
  • King's College London
  • Courtauld Institute
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Wallace Collection
  • Royal Collection
  • REME
  • Richard Young Photography

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Max Communications and the RSA Archive have a successful, long standing working relationship. We have undertaken several digitisation projects together to scan our numerous large sized artworks, prints and diagrams. More recently we successfully migrated to Max’s archive management and digital preservation services, DRYAD and SOTERIA. I cannot fault either the consistent quality of the digitisation or the quality of professional service provided and would recommend, Max Communications, without reservation.

--Eve Watson | Head of Archive | The Royal Society of Arts
Photo Digitisation
Example of photographic digitisation. Andrea Jaeger and Martina Navratilova Wimbledon, 1983.