Learn how to capture your own image set to produce RTI images by following these steps and using the materials listed on this page.
1. Download the Free RTI Capture Guide and RTI Glossary
||RTI: Guide To Highlight Image Capture (2.2 MB)
Document Version 2.0
This is a major update of the original v1.1 guide, with new features, enhanced descriptions, and more how-to illustrations. Describes the camera, lighting, software, object and reflective sphere setup and capture sequence process.
Looking for the previous version (v 1.1) of the English language guide?
See our Archive area.
Imágenes por Transformación de Reflectancia: Guióa Para La Captura de Imágenes Utilizando
Luces Portátiles, Versión 2.0SP
This is a link to our Spanish page, which includes the latest Spanish translation of the Capture guide, v 2.0.
Thanks to volunteers Ana Nieves and Silvia Manrique for their translation efforts!
|Glossary of Photographic and Technical Terms for RTI (308 KB)
Document Version 1.0
Defines and explains terms related to the setup, capture, and processing of RTI images.
2. Watch These Instructional Videos
This 3-minute video explains the basic factors governing light positioning for a horizontal RTI data capture.
This 4-minute video explains the light positioning setup for a vertical RTI data capture.
This 3-minute video describes the overall process of how to capture RTI images using the highlight method.
Note: The entire RTI capture process is described in the RTI: Guide to RTI Highlight Image Capture, which is available for download from this page.
3. Order the RTI Highlight Capture Starter Kit
Our starter kit is designed to get you up and running quickly when you are ready to apply Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). It contains the physical parts you need to begin capturing RTI images using the highlight process. Order the Starter Kit…
Notes and Acknowledgments
Note: Please see the RTI Capture Guide for more complete acknowledgments.
These how-to-capture materials were funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Updates to the materials were made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 21st Century Museum Professionals (21MP) Grant Program.
The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the National Park Service, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, or the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 21st Century Museum Professionals (21MP) Grant Program.
Special thanks to Judy Bogart for donating her time to lead the team that wrote the documentation for the NCPTT project.