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Parabaik and Palm-Leaf Manuscripts

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Master or Archival Copy

    Parabaiks are usually written with brush and ink. This gives them enough stroke width to be captured at 24 bit, 200 dpi and saved as TIFF with lossless compression. Although as noted earlier a 24 bit, 150 dpi scanner setting will also do the job. Here is a sample of a 24 bit, 200 dpi image that has been converted to JPG for display in the Internet. Press the Back of your browser after viewing the file.

    Palm leaf manuscripts are incised with a stylus and can be scanned to capture the text at 8 bit, 100 dpi. Here is a sample of an 8 bit, 100 dpi image that has been converted to JPG for display in the Internet. Press the Back of your browser after viewing the file.

    Institutions who would like to capture the artifactual value of a palm leaf manuscript can use 24 bit, 150 dpi. Here is a sample of a 24 bit, 150 dpi image that has been converted to JPG for display in the Internet. Press the Back of your browser after viewing the file.

Screen and Print

Image Enhancement

    This process may be necessary in order to get the best quality of derivatives.


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