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This page was printed on23/7/2021
Teledermatology for suspected skin cancers
Image editing for referral CME
Many images are adequate as they are. Others are better edited.
Editing options available depend on your platform and available software.
On a Mac computer, by default, clicking on an image opens up Preview.
This is used for pointing out something of interest
To crop the image, eg to place subject in centre of image or shrink background
After you have completed editing, save a resized version that has a width between 1200 and 2400 px, as a high-quality JPG file to be used for your referral.
Clicking on an image on a PC opens Windows PictureViewer by default.Click on the edit icon. This opens the image in Paint by default.Explore editing options.
There are many better and free image editing programs available for download.
Security, saving and sharing images
Dermoscopy training options
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