Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines (UPDIG)


The Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines (UPDIG) aim to clarify issues affecting accurate reproduction and management of digital images. The project claims that the guidelines were created to establish photographic standards and practices for photographers, designers, printers, and image distributors. The guidelines cover Digital Asset Management, Color Profiling, Metadata, and Photography Workflow. The latest consulted version (4.0) should be representative of the industry consensus on Sept 22, 2008. The guidelines are divided in 4 related products:


• Universal quick guide (UQG), compound by short and precise directives to digital image.

• A photographer guideline, which embraces the UQG, with more detailed data for the production of digital imaging.

• A receiver guideline, with more detailed data for collecting digital image, with the purpose to help the creation of submission guidelines.

• A beta version of a text generator for submission guidelines, which assists a receiver to produce standards for the technical data minimum requirements, helping the image producer/donator.


The highlights:

• The separation of the whole project in 4 guidelines helps the user to seek properly for his need.

• Good explanation of the technical features, with examples and link to specific applications.

• Differentiated guidelines and technical approach for production and for collection of digital images.

• The text generator of submission guidelines is very handy for those who works with digital images from diverse origins.

• Contemplates the point of view of the digitalization industry, detaching, special technical features such as file formats, color spaces and others.


It is aimed for producers and collectors of digital images

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