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LIFE and Google launch one of the largest scanning projects ever

November 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Distraction, News, Photography, Photography Business, Scanner

According to this post Time Warner and Google launched the availabilty of the LIFE photo archive on Google. The project has been in the making for the last two years with now supposedly ten million plus images available for search now.

Time Inc. describes it as “one of the largest scanning projects ever” with millions of images already online and many more to come. The archive only includes work that Time Inc. owns, so many images that have been published in the magazine will not show up in the search results.

Google software engineer Paco Galanes writes on his blog that only 20 percent have been scanned and published so far but he also pitches framed Life prints as a holiday gift which I personally think is a great idea, although it’s pretty straight advertisement.

Go over to the new LIFE photo archive and check it out – it’s really cool to see all these partly iconic images from the past. I am pretty I will be brwosng them all night.

If anybody knows any details or specifications on the scanning process itself (the technical part) that can be shared I would highly appreciate a note or something.

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