This is the only reference book for relevant methods in Photoshop specific to scientific researchers. The book also covers the best procedures for capturing and outputting images, as well as how to prepare images for inclusion in Acrobat and PowerPoint documents in easy-to-follow language. The opening section of the book discusses the ethical issues involved in processing images through Photoshop, which should be the goal in every workgroup, and what must be taught to all students as part of their research training. The book also teaches the best methods for getting great images through a variety of microscopes, and how to set up your computer so that your images are represnted accurately onscreen. Basic image-editing techniques in Photoshop are covered, as well as more advanced techniques of particular interest to scientists. Some of these include stitching images together, correcting for uneven illumination, saving a history of processing steps, and removing dust and scratches from images of electrophoretic samples. Separate sections of the book cover taking measurements from samples in Photoshop, separating features of interest from the background of an image, and creating stereo images. The preparation of images for output to a number of different devices, including printers of various types, video, PDF, projectors, and Web sites is also covered. The text also includes flowcharts and tables illustrating procedures and mathematical functions.
Features and Benefits
An indispensable guide for research scientists and students who use Photoshop to extract data from images.
* Methods for enhancing images in Photoshop cover all levels of proper use, for beginners to experienced users.
* Learn little-known quantization methods for separating features of interest from their backgrounds.
* Learn how to make even the most problematic colors and image detail reproduce accurately in publication.
About the Authors
Jerry Sedgewick has been the director for the Biomedical Image Processing Lab at the University of Minnesota for over 10 years. The lab is a light microscopy core facility serving scientists and engineers at the University and in local industry. Jerry works side-by-side with members of the research community on a daily basis.
He has co-authored articles in numerous publications, including Science (for which he has created two covers) and Circulation, and he is the author of Quick Photoshop for Research: A Guide to Digital Imaging for Photoshop 5x, 6x and 7x.