Imaging Equipment at the Freedman Center takes two forms: things that you can borrow and things that stay put in the center. We lend digital cameras, the slide scanners and other imaging devices remain in the Freedman Center for use.
If you have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions, please drop us a line.
Wacom Tablet (2) 2 night loan
Our Wacom drawing tablets are great for fine touch-ups in Adobe Photoshop or for drawing your own illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. The Wacom tablets are very precise, and pressure sensitive too.
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Digital Camera (6) 2 night loan
Sporting an 8x optical zoom lens and 16-megapixel image sensor, this compact digital camera is perfect for capturing quality images on the go. Each digital camera has a 16 GB memory card for you to snap and save until you upload them with the USB cord provided. You can save your images at home, bring them back here where we can help you touch them up in Photoshop and insert them into PowerPoint, or help you post them online.
Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 - 35MM Slide and Film Scanner (5) in-Center use
These special scanners scan 35m slides and film negatives at a very high resolution (24MP equivalent). A bulk feeder is available for those professors with larger slide collections. A professor from dentistry used this scanner to digitize his entire 35mm collection for use in PowerPoint for example.
Nikon CoolScan 9000 - 35MM Slide and Film Scanner (1) in-Center use
These special scanners scan 35m slides and film negatives at a very high resolution (4000 dpi true optical-resolution). As with other Nikon scanners, this features Digital ICE technology (Image Correction and Enhancement) which removes dust, scratches, and even allows for the restoration of faded color.
Epson Perfection 4990 Photo Scanner (9) in-Center use + 2 available 1st floor of Kelvin Smith Library when library is open
This powerful performer scans multiple slides simultaneously, as well as negatives and photos. And, with its built-in transparency unit, it accommodates film up to 8" x 10". Housed in a sleek outer case with an illuminated scan progress indicator, this scanner delivers intricate detail, due to an astounding 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth, and 4.0 Dmax
Epson Perfection 10000XL Medium Format Photo Scanner (1) in-Center use
This scanner is available to scan larger works - up to 12" x 17" - at ultra high resolutions. This scanner also has a transparency adapter to scan transparent media like X-rays. Biomedical researchers have used this to scan their film transparencies for example.
Planetary Scanner (1)
The planetary scanner can be used to capture high resolution digital images of materials difficult or impossible to scan on traditional scanners, such as tightly bound or fragile books, oversized journals, maps, posters, and other materials for preservation, reproduction, archiving, and electronic dissemination. Because it scans from above, minimal damage is caused to the original item. The planetary scanner is housed outside of the Freedman Center in a specially designed optically tuned room. Scanning is done by specially trained staff and an appointment is necessary. Minimal scanning fees may apply for this scanner only. See the scanner request forms for more detail.