Color Image Quality Control in Microscopy

In this webinar, you will learn about color reproduction in microscopy images—and how to fix it if your color reproduction goes awry.

The main points we will cover are:

The reasons that could color reproduction go wrong in your microscopy images
How to correct your microscopy images with inappropriate color reproduction
How to be ethical with the color in your microscopy images
Advice on Color in Microscopy Images
Mark Clymer, an expert in microscopy imaging, will guide you through the complicated area of color reproduction in microscopy. He will offer advice and tips on how to get the most from your microscopy camera.

Color imaging is everywhere today and is often taken for granted. Images are instantly captured on cell phones, tablets, web cams, and microscopes. Pictures are shared with friends and colleagues even faster. We thrive on instant gratification. For some of us, our images are simply a snapshot in time—a selfie in front of a landmark, an amazing meal presentation, a pic showing viable cells in culture. But for others, images need to be masterpieces, expressing not just artistry but scientific discovery.

Regardless of your philosophy, we are at the mercy of the technology: cameras AND software. So as scientists, how do we ensure that we capture and communicate images that are worthy of our research? In this webinar, you’ll learn about how color in images goes awry, and what you can do about it. And there’s a twist at the end about an often overlooked villain in this whole scheme.

About the Presenter:
Mark Clymer is a veteran of the microscopy industry, establishing his fundamental skills in biotech and the drug discovery labs at Sanofi, and honing those skills as product manager at Olympus, managing the core microscope product line in the Americas. Along the way, Mark attended microscopy-based courses at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, and now shares his expertise with students during the Immunohistochemistry & Microscopy course held each March at the MBL.

Mark offers consulting services to microscopy and biomedicine-based companies, and is the former Director of Marketing for the Datacolor Scientific division of Datacolor Inc., the Swiss-headquartered market leader in color management for industry and photography. He is the author of numerous articles and blogs on microscopy and color management. You may have seen some of his posts to microscopy and imaging-based groups on LinkedIn. Mark is also an independent microscopy and spectrophotometry sales specialist for Laxco Inc.

Mark invites you to look him up on LinkedIn

Creators and Guests

Amanda Welch
Amanda Welch
Science Editor and Writer, AtKisson Training Group
Mark Clymer
Mark Clymer
Assistant Chief Pharmacist - Clinical Services at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Color Image Quality Control in Microscopy