Introduction to Scientific Digital Images Workshop

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 

Kuiper Space Sciences Building, Room 308
1629 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721


If scientific images are data, should we be concerned when people manipulate them to look more "beautiful"?

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kuiper Space Sciences Building, Room 308

Dr. Brooke Massani, Mr. Benjamin Cromey, and Mr. Douglas Cromey
Chemistry & Biochemistry, Optical Sciences, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of Arizona

Now in it's 12th year, the workshop is a half-day training event presented by three experienced microscopists.

Note: This workshop can be counted as Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for NSF and NIH trainees, see the webpage for more details.

For more information and to register:

Topics covered include:

  • What is a Digital Image? – Pixels, bit depth, color space, CCD cameras, detector limitations
  • Digital Image Files: From Acquisition to Output – Vector vs. bitmap, file formats and uses, color calibration, DPI, workflow
  • Ethics of Using Digital Images – Integrity and science, overview of 12 guidelines for appropriate image manipulation
  • Uses of Digital Images – Live tutorial of the problems and pitfalls involved in using common tools (Photoshop, ImageJ) for image manipulation

Contact: Douglas Cromey, MS -