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Finding the Romance with Fiji

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  • Image processing and analysis has been used in the sciences since before the advent of the personal computer, beginning as early as the 1920s (Gonzalez & Woods, 2002, p. 3-4). The need to improve image quality spurred the beginnings of scientific image processing, in which images are prepared through digital manipulation “for the measurement and analysis of the features and structures that they reveal” (Russ & Neil, 2016, p. xiii). While scientific fields such as medical research, space programs and astronomy were among the first to make use of this software, (Gonzalez & Wood, 2002, p. 5-6), and due to this modern software is geared towards scientific research, it is seeing growing use in other areas such as the arts and humanities. In this study, digitized cover images of fragile mass market paperbacks are used in an exploration of the software Fiji, a build of the image processing and analysis tool, ImageJ. How can Fiji be used in the analysis of non-traditional, non scientific images? What strengths does Fiji have? What weaknesses in analysing these images?

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