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Computer-aided drawing system – substitute for camera lucida

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The drawing system we describe consists of a microscope, digital video camera, computer with a mouse or a pen tablet, and freely available software. The system uses an overlay technology that allows drawing with either raster or vector software, using a live image background that is translated either from the microscope via a digital camera or from previously captured images. With some practice, this system allows one to make high-quality illustrations directly from a microscope, omitting the time-consuming steps of drawing and inking pencil sketches or taking, combining and importing photo-stacks to drawing software for subsequent outlining.
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hal-01565290 , version 1 (19-07-2017)

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E.A. Sidorchuk, D.D. Vorontsov. Computer-aided drawing system – substitute for camera lucida. Acarologia, 2014, 54 (2), pp.229 - 239. ⟨10.1051/acarologia/20142130⟩. ⟨hal-01565290⟩

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