Play by the rules — and spot the error


Kaoru Sakabe cautions against common errors in image adjustment and then lets you figure out what’s wrong with three figures.

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Due Diligence: (Power)Point (not) taken


With photos of her dog, Kim Chee, Kaoru Sakabe shows how this go-to software blurs the lines.

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Combating compression


In her column on best practices for image preparation, Kaoru Sakabe warns against using JPEGs.

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Focus on exposure


Kaoru Sakabe, the data integrity manager for the ASBMB, explains how to nail an image’s acquisition parameters.

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Pixel perfect


Forgetting to keep figure resolution in mind from the start can cause problems later on.

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The myth of perfection


The myth of perfection and publication-quality figures.

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A figure worth 1,000 words


In the first piece of a series on publication issues, Kaoru Sakabe explains how to best prepare figures.

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