Does the quality of the image I upload to my record really matter?
Yes, it really does! The images associated with your record should be in focus and as close-up as possible, so that all the diagnostic features for your specimen are visible. The images will help you, and other experts, confirm the identifications of your samples, even when the actual specimen is not available.
Comparing a high quality and a low quality image. Notice how the correct image is centered and covers most of image, while the incorrect image takes only 50% of the frame
You can add more than one image per record, so feel free to try all the different orientations – dorsal, ventral, lateral, etc – in case you can’t get all the features you need from just one photo.
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