Directions: False Coloring

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Using Remote Sensing

  1. Obtaining
  2. Linking
  3. Subsetting
  4. Compositing
  5. False coloring
  6. Ratioing
  7. Supervised classification


Pre-post test

Directions for false color imaging LANDSAT images

These directions can be used after data has been downloaded and linked.
Background requirements: Downloaded and familiarity with the free MultiSpec© software and tutorial (See and a basic understanding of satellite images is helpful (i.e. bands, false color imaging, resolution).

Refer to the direction sheets titled: Directions For Obtaining Ohio LANDSAT Images, Directions for linking LANDSAT single band images, and Directions for Subsetting LANDSAT images

  1. Open MultiSpec©.
  2. Click File. Click Open Image. Select the file of linked bands you want to observe
  3. Click Processor, Select Display Image
  4. Select Red = 3, green = 2, blue = 1 for a common false color image.
  5. If you have linked 2 different images, you will have twice the number of bands numbered.
  6. You may reassign any channel to any color.