[Taxacom] mirror imaging of moth wings

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 14:45:29 CST 2015


Thanks. I had wondered about Photoshop. The trouble is that the patches
with missing markings are not colorless or texture-less so I don't see how
Photoshop would be able to identify those sections and make them
transparent.

John Grehan

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Alexander McKelvy <alexmckelvy at gmail.com>
wrote:

> You could do it in photoshop, if you're just looking to make a photo or
> display image. You'd just need to select the wing or the region you want to
> flip and mirror it across the correct axis. It would be under the transform
> tool under the Edit tab up top. A top down image would work the best and
> you'd have to clean it up, which can be time intensive, so it may not be
> worth your time unless it's a particularly rare animal. I bet you could get
> someone on fiverr to do it for you pretty quickly, if you don't have
> photoshop experience. There's a bit of a learning curve to most adobe
> products.
>
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 3:16 PM, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> This is just a curiosity question as I doubt I could access the resource
>> even if it did exist. I have a moth where much of the wing pattern was
>> rubbed away when it was collected, but there are fragments remaining and
>> some of these compliment each other on the different wings. Is there
>> software out there that would allow one to superimpose one wing on the
>> other to make a composite image? It would seem to me that it should at
>> least be theoretically possible.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> John Grehan
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