Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom
Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom
Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom
Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom
Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom
Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom
Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom
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Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom

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Rapid high-quality scans using a digital camera

Digitize Your History NowSlides and negatives are losing color. Albums and drawers are stuffed with fading prints and fragile newspaper clippings. As you try to sort and identify what you’ve got, the clock is ticking on the institutional memory of families, corporations and historians.  All the history and heritage you want to preserve are in front of you waiting to be dealt with.

You want a solution that is accurate and manageable. You don’t want to spin your wheels trying to figure it out how to best light, shoot and track all the assets you’ve got in front of you.

And, you want it economical and efficient.  In the end, you want to have peace of mind that your treasured photos and objects are captured and preserved for the future.

Peter Krogh's newest book provides answers and guidance on how to achieve all of the above.

Plan, Scan and Preserve

Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom presents a comprehensive step-by-step guide for equipment selection, photo preparation, scanning workflow, tagging, curation and digital photo management. Drawing on the principles used by museums and institutions, the book presents a method that is within reach of millions of photographers, whether they are family historians, corporate collection managers, or professional archivists.

The Time to Digitize is Now

The digital camera has come of age as the preferred method for digitizing photos, film and documents. Families, companies and institutions can now make digital archives of important photos at unprecedented scale, speed and cost. These new digital archives will help you learn and share your history, and preserve it for the future.

Over the last decade, the digital camera has steadily become the scanning tool of choice for some of the most trusted image collections worldwide. It is used by institutions like the Library of Congress, the National Archives, as well as major museums and collections.

Faster, Better, Cheaper - Really!

Fast, high-quality scanning allows you to digitize entire collections at a fraction of the cost of older methods. Camera scanning can be done on-site, with any of the millions of high-quality digital cameras already in use by people and institutions. For many, the only additional purchases may be a modest outlay for a macro lens or copystand.

And, as always, if you are a VIP member, your 10% discount applies. You can find your code in your fulfilment email of your first order.

Table of Contents and Sample Chapter

If you aren’t familiar with the multimedia approach Peter uses in The DAM Book Guide series, check out the samples from Chapter 6. Videos and accompanying text demonstrate his successful multimedia approach to teaching.  And, the Table of Contents will map out the thorough coverage Peter provides. Both of these are also available at www.theDAMbook.com/DYP for your review.

For educators and press, review copies of the book are available upon request. Please complete this form to request a copy.

  • Format: PDF, ePUB, DVD, USB, Paperback+DVD
  • Pages: 246
  • Hours of video: 9.0

We have two digital download versions: PDF's play on computers; the ePUB currently plays on iPad and Android.


     MULTIMEDIA PDF for immediate download: $34.95

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(Note that purchase of PDF entitles you to a free download of the EPUB version, and visa versa.)

     USB with MULTIMEDIA PDF & ePUB $44.95 plus shipping 

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    Paperback + DVD: $59.95 plus shipping 

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Update: We're sorry to inform our EU and UK customers that as of December 31, 2020, they will not be able to purchase from our bookshop. We are sorry about this - we see DAM as a global concern.  Once the UK and EU policies get clearer and more straightforward for small companies like us to be in compliance, we hope to return to sharing our books with everyone. 

What readers are saying:

5 Stars
Sept. 2017: A Groundbreaking Work Perfect for Anyone Who Has Film or Prints to Archive. Scanning originals, whether via a dedicated scanner or camera, can be a very tedious process. Many of my clients and friends who have tried to use scanners to archive their collections of thousands of film-based originals have given up after a day of headaches and endless waiting. With the advent of high quality digital cameras, a number of people have started using DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, etc. to digitize their collection. However, there has not been a good guide to getting the job done well. Until now.

At the very top of my list of people who understand photography, digital asset management, Lightroom, retouching and how to make all the parts come together is the book’s author, Peter Krogh. He has spent many years as a professional photographer, educator and writer, and this interactive PDF book (a PDF with embedded video content and clickable web links) is, in my opinion, worth many times the investment for those who take the time to read the book and watch the videos.

It’s a guidebook covering every step that you might encounter along the way, including: choosing the right gear for your needs (and budget); choosing the right lighting and camera settings (including how to determine your camera’s sharpest aperture); checking for sensor dust; handling, labeling and cleaning prints, slides, books and negatives; copyright issues; pre- and post-shoot workflows; image organization and backup; retouching/restoration; keywording; sharing images; and creating meaningful multimedia stories about any topic related to your content.

One example of how this book really shines is the way in which Mr. Krogh covers how to scan color negatives. This is a particularly difficult task due to the mask (usually orange), that often covers the image. He even includes information on how to determine exactly what film you have by reading the film code on the negative strip (this can be helpful for any film that has a code). He then provides a link to a page on his website with information on how to find the name of the film. Then, he guides users on how to use either Lightroom or a special scanning software called Silverfast because of its many built-in specific film profiles, which can help to provide a more color accurate image compared with Lightroom. And for those who use Lightroom for the task, he makes available a number of Develop Presets to help you get started, along with a step-by-step video for how to find and install the Presets.

I should also note that even if you don’t have anything to scan at this time (maybe you do photo restoration or create family scrapbooks from digital photographs), you can also benefit greatly from the outstanding information that’s in the book, especially if you currently use or are willing to take some time to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Just a few of the topics covered in addition to scanning are: Lightroom Tethered Capture (very useful for portrait and still-life photography); Collections; Lightroom Mobile/Web; installing and using Presets; red eye correction; face/place tagging; keywording; creating books; slideshows; videos; and automated publishing to services like Facebook, Smugmug.com, etc. And he “walks the walk” by showing us in an 11 minute video at the end of the book how to bring everything together in the form of a personal and heartfelt narrated story.

Even if you are interested in just one section of the book, I think this comprehensive work is well worth the investment. - Andrew
5 Stars
August 2017: Excellent Resource!   As do most avid digital photographer dabblers, I have numerous photos to sort and file each year. In addition, I have a room full of dusty boxes of old photos and negatives that I would prefer to ignore but know I need to digitize before they crumble. This book is an excellent resource for tackling this chore. Peter Krogh is the king of digitizing your photos as well as digital asset management. His books are easy to follow and are suitable for amateurs and professionals. I really like that his publications lay out the steps to follow in an easy to read format. I also like that he embeds step-by-step videos in his digital publications. I highly recommend The DAM Book series as well. - Margo

5 Stars
August 2017: Another gem from Peter Krogh. I’ve used his DAM book, since the first edition, for many years keeping my photo collection in order.

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