Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 22 Issue 02

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Volume 22, No. 2
Pages 7 - 9


Common Graphics Misconceptions

Ellen S. Kappel | Oceanography Editor

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For a certain generation of scientists, graphics education began by drafting dissertation figures on mylar, taking photographs in the field with cameras that used real film, and getting slides made for meeting presentations. Over the years, we have been forced to learn new graphics tricks to comply with digital requirements for journals and presentation formats for conferences. But even diligent converts to the new era can find the jargon confusing, and it can be time-consuming to generate graphics in the needed formats and resolutions.


Kappel, E.S. 2009. Quarterdeck: Common graphics misconceptions. Oceanography 22(2):7–9, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.53.

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