Some more seborrhoeic keratoses with image editing
I edit dermoscopic images, using Microsoft photo editor. Others do as well. this isn’t cheating, after all the image we take with a digital camera in only a representation of the natural features of the lesion, and may not be a true representation.
Obviously photoshopping in features which aren’t there would not be legitimate, but I often edit images for brightness and contrast which makes them easier to see key features like network and vessels.
Here is a seborrhoiec wart, poor image quality. Now here it is again, edited.
the brown clods and white clods are easier to see.
Here is another from the same patient.
No cheating, just clarification. One of the presenters at the Vienna world congress on dermoscopy and skin imaging made a similar point. It is worth trying. also it’s often a good idea to crop images.
Any clinician who does dermoscopy should consider image capture and storage (remember patient confidentiality especially if recognisable features are included). benefits include personal audit and the ability to teach others, we need more experienced dermoscopy teachers.