Photography without film: low-cost digital cameras come of age in dermatology.
BACKGROUND: Photography is integral to the practice of dermatology. Digital imaging techniques have only recently been used to assess cutaneous disorders. Previously reported imaging systems have been both expensive and cumbersome. Consequently, they have failed to gain wide-spread acceptance.
METHODS: We describe our experience using an inexpensive digital camera. Photographs taken with this portable digital camera (FotoMan) compare favorably to those obtained with conventional 35 mm cameras.
RESULTS: This inexpensive digital camera provides photographs of acceptable quality for a variety of dermatologic applications. Images created with this system are available within minutes and are less expensive than traditional photographs.
CONCLUSIONS: Digital imaging is a new and exciting development. The digital camera described is simple to operate and provides a useful alternative or adjunct to conventional photography.
Published In/Presented At
Sasson, M., Schiff, T., & Stiller, M. J. (1994). Photography without film: low-cost digital cameras come of age in dermatology. International journal of dermatology, 33(2), 113–115. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4362.1994.tb01538.x
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine