A little re-arrange
Now that I have NBN and can actually upload historic photos of Tasmania at a reasonable speed, I have taken the opportunity to have a little re-arrange. The collection from Tasmanian Historian and icon, Colin Denison had previously all been in the "Historical" gallery by themselves. They didn't have proper titles and the metadata was pretty basic. That wasn't Colin's fault, it was mine. At the time he donated them to me, I just didn't have spare time to properly catalogue them. And now I do and I have.
So these old photos from The Courier have now been integrated into the collection and properly tagged. That should make them easier to find. For example, if you search for "Port Esperance" you will now see the restored photos and the published versions. My guess is they were taken on the same day. It looks like the same lady (subject/model) to me.
Being re-printed and scanned from newsprint, they are not the same high quality, high resolution as the rest of the collection. There is not much we can do about that. The news paper prints in about 75 dpi and we like to get 300dpi. Incredible software will fill in the screened bits and give us slightly better copies, but we can't put back everything that was lost in the printing process. (Doctor Who, if you're reading this, I could use your help here.)
So enjoy them. Just be aware that if you order any prints, they won't be as stunning as we would like.
And for everyone who is waiting for the site re-design and better colour scheme - I haven't forgotten you. I said I wouldn't do a knee jerk, but I will get there, I promise.
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The Beatties Studio blog will provide some behind the scenes information on the studio, the collection of historic old Tasmanian photographs and the digitising process.