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Electric Lane

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What We Do

We do consultancy and training for people who work with images. We help clients create productive image workflows for quality results.

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How We Work

Our service is tailored to your company needs. We can work with you in your own environment or set up external courses. We discuss your requirements before making a costed proposal.

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Who We Are

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News

DIGITAL IMAGING FOR IMAGE LIBRARY STAFF. Electric Lane is providing practical courses for image library staff in association with BAPLA, the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies. 'Image Assessment and Workflow' is booking for dates in November and next February. Details from BAPLA 020 77134 5397. SUPPLYING QUALITY IMAGES is a course for photographers supplying image libraries and publishers. The course will be run through BAPLA. Details available soon from BAPLA.

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Consultancy and Training

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Digital skills

We teach skills needed for producing and handling digital images. Topics range from basic digital understanding to advanced correction skills. >Understanding digital files >Quality control >Productive scanning techniques >Colour theory and colour management >Advanced image correction >Use of images in design and pre-press

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Picture Libraries

We can help any organisation running a commercial picture library to plan a profitable strategy and make best use of resources. > image management systems > keywording > image sales > copyright and contracts > metadata > picture editing > development strategies

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Not for profit sector

We can help develop a picture resource which will serve your organisation into the future. > image management systems > image sales > contracts and copyright > model release > balancing commercial and public service objectives

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Resources

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Articles

Articles from Electric Lane which have appeared in selected journals.

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Utilities and Information

Useful information and Photoshop scripts

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The picture industry, copyright, digital standards and metadata

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Staff

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Sarah

Sarah Saunders is the Director of Electric Lane and is a consultant in picture archiving and commercial image sales. With a background in photography and picture library management. she managed film and photo libraries and was chief executive of BAPLA before setting up Electric Lane. She writes about the picture library industry for Visuell, Creative Review and other publications, and works with BAPLA and the PPA (Pic4Press) to produce digital and metadata standards for the picture industry. She works with picture libraries charities, museums and galleries to make their archives accessible, user-friendly and profitable. Member of BAPLA, PRA, Museums Association, NUJ.

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Graham

Graeme Cookson is a consultant in digital imaging and graphics workflow, and is the trainer and technical advisor for Electric Lane. His background is in photography and pre-press. He has been training people throughout the industry for a number of years. His PDF notes on digital imaging are easy to grasp, comprehensive and interactive. He has written Photoshop javascripts for automatic image checking and scripted the BAPLA/Pic4Press metadata panel. He advises picture libraries, photographers, designers and publishers on productive workflows, and uses his scripts to manage data for image libraries.

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Credits