fishnwine at CHARTER.NET
Fri Mar 24 14:22:21 CST 2006
You can use photoshop, transforming grayscale in rgb and them modulating each color chanel and adjusting hue ans saturation. I do this to false color x-rays and it works like a charm. In case of the x-ray, you have to invert the image. Thus for aech gray scale image there might be a different approach to render the best false coloring.
---- David Orlovich <david.orlovich at BOTANY.OTAGO.AC.NZ> wrote:
> Paul et al.
> Year's ago I used NIH Image to put false colours on SEMs. It worked
> by allowing the use to change the colour table for the image, so that
> instead of going from black to white through the grey scales, it
> would allow you to go from (say) red to blue through the colours of
> the rainbow. You could then scroll the colour table so that it would
> start (assign to black) any colour you want. I think that will give
> you enough freedom to do what you want. There were different colour
> tables to assign, so there were lots of pretty effects you could do.
> I see that you can still get NIH Image at the following URL (it's
> free, and it a Mac program, and also there is a Java version):
> As I say, it was years ago (perhaps late 1980s - early 1990s) that I
> was doing this, but I'm sure it is still possible with that program
> and from memory it was easy.
> Cheers, David.
> On 25/03/2006, at 8:56 AM, Fabio Moretzsohn wrote:
> > Paul
> > Some people color monochrome (grayscale) SEM or TEM photos in
> > Photoshop (or
> > similar) to emphasize a certain structure of interest, or just
> > because it
> > looks artistic. There are different ways to colorize a black and white
> > photo, and maybe there are specialized software for this purpose.
> > A researcher at the University of Hawaii, Tina Carvalho does some nice
> > artistic colorizations of SEM and TEM micrographs colorized in
> > Photoshop:
> > http://www.pbrc.hawaii.edu/microangela/
> > My two cents.
> > Fabio
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Paul E. Hargraves" <pharg at GSO.URI.EDU>
> > To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
> > Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 11:07 AM
> > Subject: [TAXACOM] photo manipulation
> >> Taxacomers:
> >> Changing the recent threads abruptly, I am wrestling with a problem
> >> I'm sure others have dealt with. One often sees former black/white
> >> photos reproduced in various science magazines in blazing color, esp.
> >> SEM & TEM photos. I assume this is done with Photoshop in some way.
> >> Can someone give details on how this is done?
> >> PEH
> >> --
> >> Paul E. Hargraves
> >> "Schau auf zu den Sternen, hab acht auf die Gassen" [-W. Raabe,
> >> 1831-1910]
> >> "Eamus, O Celtae; Eamus, O Tibialia rubentia" [anonymous, 64 B.C.]
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