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Supporting Effective Teaching and Learning

Long, Joel A. [1], Blackwell, Andrew J. [1], McMillen, Ryan [2].

Techniques of Digital Image Enhancement for Teaching and Research.


IMAGES serve as a universal medium for communicating complex patterns and concepts in the sciences. With the advent of computers and superior imaging capabilities, the potential for these technologies to advance science is immeasurable. Therefore, knowledge of image enhancing software is an ever more valuable skill. Biological photographs and images captured from a variety of microscopes are often dull because hues and levels not been corrected (e.g., tones, brightness and contrast). Through a process of maximizing contrast and adjusting/ adding color, images may be enhanced substantially, thereby elevating quality in any biological teaching and research endeavor. Also, color-enhanced images from research tools such as scanning electron microscopes can provide attractive, informative and innovative learning resources. This workshop is designed to introduce and familiarize participants with the versatility of Adobe Photoshop® in image correction. The workshop will be divided into two 90-minute sessions covering basic and advanced techniques. The first session will focus on the topics of resolution, image size, cropping, adjusting levels and scanning procedures. The second session will focus on colorization of electron micrographs.


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1 - Southern Illinois University, Department of Plant Biology, 1125 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901-6509, USA
2 - Southern Illinois University, Plant Biology Department, Carbondale, IL, 62901-6509, USA

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: W-08-1
Location: 314/Bell Memorial Union
Date: Sunday, July 30th, 2006
Time: 1:00 PM
Abstract ID:1062


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