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Mirror image of Illustrations
zcuc
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Posted on 01-05-2011 16:41
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Hi,
I have a bit of a strange question. When an author create illustrations or photo for his publication he sometimes use compound microscope which show a mirror image of the true object. Should the illustration be flip back electronically before publishing it or leave it as is so other could compare it more easily when looking at there own microscope?
 
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I suggest to have it published in the same way as it would show up under the microscope to avoid confusion in the future.
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A compound microscope does not produce a mirror (reversed) image. The image is inverted, so inverting the image again (without flipping it electronically) will produce an image with the correct orientation.
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Posted on 21-03-2013 10:55
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Tony,
Thanks for your comment.

Paul,
I would also support the least confusing solution but if images are left inverted how can a person know if it's truly inverted or done with stereomicroscopes and actually straight?
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Most insects is quite symmetrical and then it shouldn't matter but genitalia of Syrphidae and Hybotidae is not so then….
 
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This is the first time I hear about the mirroring in the compound microscopes! They rotate 180 degrees, but certainly do not mirror (unlike the ancient "well" cameras).
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