I am planning to start sorting thru a lot of samples and I am planning to try to measure them in batch. The problem I have is that I don’t know how to take pictures to them to be easier for the ImageJ to measure them automatically.
@NoUsername that helped me tremendously with the first step recommended to take the pictures of my samples on a black background, but how I do that do be perfectly black? I added something on the background to be black but my macro lens picks up everything (all irregularities), can I edit those in post? Also, do my subjects (that are very very small, 7mm is the maximum in length) has to be perfectly aligned? I am asking because some of them are curved others are straight etc I am interested in measuring traits that are very very hard to spot even for me, that I am experienced. Also, the shrimps are white, only their eyes are black and the ovipositor is reddish, in case this matters.
Suggestions on settings and technics etc are welcomed!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org in case someone has a protocol of taking pictures to small objects on a black background and want so share.