Introduction to Scientific Digital Images Workshop

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 8:30am to 1:00pm

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 -

Event Location: 

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