Digital Photography of Plants and subsequent manipulation

Elizabeth Waterman
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:57:15 PST
I use a far less sophisticated approach with a very inexpensive point and shoot type digital camera that is always in my pocket.  I/O Magic 500(still available for less than$50 with software) takes 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 960 res.and a macro at about 8 inches.  I use Irfanview (a free graphics program to resize for sending modest size emails). The quality will never compare with the coolpix 950 but it's small and very useful.  Also I'm afraid of all the bells and whistles on a serious camera and worried about its durability.  I've dropped mine accidentally more than once and it still works.

Another road to take is the use of a scanner to take "photos".  Here is a URL with the tecnique: One of my friends tried it and it's remarkable.

Liz Waterman

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