[Taxacom] Scale bar design when imaging herbarium sheets (Matt Buys)

Arturo H. Ariño artarip at unav.es
Tue Aug 16 03:19:23 CDT 2011

One suggestion is to include a grayscale/color reference. Costs nothing and
might be useful afterwards for image analysis. I'm posting our 2004 model as
a customizable ppt file at http://www.unav.es/unzyec/EscalaHerbario.ppt. We
printed it on a A4 photo paper sheet, cut and taped it to the inverted
scanner. It can also be placed on the sheet margins if using a camscan.
Regards, Arturo

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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:45:00 +1200
From: Matt Buys <mattbuys at gmail.com>
Subject: [Taxacom] Scale bar design when imaging herbarium sheets
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We are in the process of designing new scale bars for inclusion on herbarium
sheets destined to be imaged.  A brief perusal of such images via Google
reveals a rather similar design being employed by the major herbaria, i.e. a
black background, with text and ruler markings in white, centimeters
designated by alternating black and white sections, the first centimeter
only subdivided into millimeters, etc. Is there a some kind of best practice
convention that is being followed?



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