Format Challenges

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We just finished digitizing a collection from Tamiment-Wagner of photos from  Camp Kinderland. The original photos were on glass negatives, which posed an interesting challenge in digitizing. We had to reset our camera to handle this format. Now, as we process the digitized images, we are finding that our usual format for master files, TIFF6, is not ideal for these images because we will lose information. We are currently exploring our options. This is just an example of the type of challenges our digitization team faces in preserving materials of various formats.