posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:39 AM
Originally posted by jaffer44
Thank you for taking the time to scan and show me unfortunately it does not confirm that they like to use the erea of the note to show how good the
It's usually a point of zoom or detail with a picture in it and is normally around the left side of the note. I don't really see using the picture of
the all seeing eye that different from my VFX book using the image on that note. American currency isn't always used.
You say this is from a book about forensics and looking for finger prints ?
Negative. It's from a visual effects book. Signal/image processing books have similar examples and, though I can't say exactly how prevelant it is, I
read quite a few image processing books and it's not abnormal to me.
I delibrately didn't look in my forensics books since they regularly have currency in them in context of moire pattern processing. The microscope
links also show zooming in on particular imagery of currency to show detail. Just included the forensics reference for trivia.
Is I said before I can think I've many other items they could have used that we're in context with the mission.
Most of the other examples are things like kodak girl, photograph man, and things like animals or cell structures/crystal lattice etc ... There is
also a bus image that people like John Russ use an awful lot. Parrots get a bit of photograph time since they show RGB values.
There are some image processing tutorials that use shots of planets or astrophotography but those tend to be in the context of pullling out
information for scientific purposes not as an example of image quality. NASA, in this case, likely wanted a terrestrial example that most people could
recognise. I think currency is a not bad go to in this context. (especially since they were photographing something 3 meters away as an example and
also provided terrestrial examples of curiousity photographying rocks)
edit on 6-8-2012 by Pinke because: Especially since