Monday, October 23, 2006

How pretty are jellyfish?

Comparing a "real" picture of a jellyfish to a colorized image - related to one my first posts, "Image editing in the medical literature," this post by Sandra Porter of Discovering Biology in a Digital World comments, "Unfortunately...myths and misleading images are now being propagated through science education," noting a recent case of editing for publication of a jellyfish image to add false color and impression of luminescence not present in the original graphic.

Great commentary re: the responsibility of the publisher and the author(s) to disclose the presence and nature of any image editing to clarify how an image has been manipulated.

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