WG 10 – Image quality
Good image quality (IQ) is essential for any subsequent image processing, analysis, and presentation steps. However, the notion of IQ is very broad and encompasses concepts that might differ between various microscope types. The aims of WG10 are 1) to define a set of basic IQ parameters (quantitative criteria, metadata, QC metrics) for light microscopy; 2) to weight the significance of the individual parameters for different experimental techniques and microscope types; and 3) to facilitate the assignment of a microscope- and experiment-specific QC rating to individual images. Ultimately, WG10 will work to summarize the upshot of these steps in the form of easy-to-use workflows. The integration of IQ ratings as part of the metadata associated with every imaging dataset is a long-term goal of this WG.