A slightly oblique digital photograph of Montserrat taken from the
International Space Station was posted to Earth Observatory in December 2001. An Earth Observatory reader used widely available software to correct the oblique perspective and adjust the color. The story of how he modified the image includes step-by-step instructions that can be applied to other photographs. Photographs of Earth taken by astronauts have shaped our view of the Earth and are part of our popular culture because NASA makes them easily accessible to the public.
Read the Transformations Story for more information.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.