Most of the pictures are taken with a Nikon F50 and a 35/80 objective. An easy camera to use with posibilities to compose the pictures manually or use one of the automatic alternatives. Mostly we have chosen one of the programs in the camera, and specially auto or landscape.
All pictures are scanned with an Agfa Snapscan 1212u. To receive a good quality we have scanned all pictures with the enlargement of 200% which means that the original pictures gets the resolution 1757x1183 pixels.
After that all pictures are resized in Photoshop 5.0 to 500x337 pixels. This is easilly done using a macro for every picture. The hole operation can be done automatically which means that all pictures for the hole site can be created rapidly.
Finally all thumbnails are created in the same way but now with the resolution 100x67 pixels. To reduce size, all pictures are saved once in Paint Paint Shop Pro. The final picture are as small as possible whin it comes to file size.
Some of the pictures are taken with a modern digital camera Sony DKC-ID1. Mostly pictures for descriptions etc. This camera are equiped with a memory card which means that it's quite easy to move pictures from the camera to the computer. All you have to do is inserting the card in the computer and browse the card using the ordinary explorer! Because all pictures are saved in JPG-format you doesn't need to convert the pictures to other formats. The card can hold between 42 or 168 pictures depending on quality. The pictures on the glacier page (equipment) are taken with this camera.
We have resently bought another digital camera Fujifilm FinePix 4700. This camera can take ordinary pictures with up to 2400x1800 resolution and also moving pictures saved as avi-files! This camera uses the USB port for the communication with the computer. You can count on a lot of more pictures in the future!
Other pictures and illustations are made with different paint programs like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Illustrator.