Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Phylopic is back!!!

My huge apologizes to Mike Keesey! I wrote up this post over a month ago, and forgot to hit the blasted post button!!!

Anyways at the risk of being late (though late is better then never ;P) we are excited to inform you Phylopic has once again resumed operations!

For those of you who haven't heard of Phylopic it is a site that collects silhouettes of organisms that are free for the use of anyone who might need them. It is a great resource for researchers and educators alike, but it needs the silhouettes.

That's where anyone interested out here comes in. If you interested but don't know how to start, silhouettes aren't very hard to make, and I have a tutorial for how to make a JPEG silhouette here. One of the big improvements on the new Phylopic is that it now supports vector based files. Sadly I don't know a thing about how to make these, but if you do fire them Phylopics ways, and maybe consider writing up a brief tutorial for us here on ART Evolved.

Have fun silhouetting once again people!