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From: Rebecca Rector <>
Subject: [APG] Digital photos of deeds
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:15:53 -0700 (PDT)
I have a Canon powershot A540 and been taking digital photos with great success in cemeteries (and also for personal use). However, a recent project required many copies of early deeds. These deeds are in heavy books where the pages cannot be removed and I am not strong enough to lift and manipulate them on the public copier. There is no help available. So, I decided to take digital photos. Well, I didn't realize what a nightmare it is to later identify the text photos after being downloaded into the computer.
The pages are so large that often it took 3 shots to get 1 complete page, and with tight bindings it was sometimes impossible. Then the images in the camera viewer are so small that it was hard to tell what I just photographed! It has been a big learning curve on how to do this properly. In hindsight, I should have kept a meticulous log of each shot (book 2 page 10 top, book 2 page 10 middle, book 2 page 10 bottom etc.).
If anyone has any words of wisdom to offer on how to do this properly, I am all ears. I'm thinking it would have been easier to order the microfilms and make copies from those!
Rebecca Rector, MLS