High pass filtering can help sort out background from data, especially microscopic data. Here is a summary about the high pass filter when used alone, and with gaussian blur. The subject matter is a segment of a multimer (either round or linear) and the brightest peak is where the tracing for gray scale LUT tables begins. Each trace is shown, and along with that a plot of the peak height (and soon to be measured peak width (at mid height and at the base). The plots of the arms shown at the bottom of the figure are color coded with the plots shown in the graph (graph made in image J, highpass filter and gaussian blur made with photoshop 6. Figure assembeled in CorelDRAW x5. THis is NOT surfactant protein A or D, but another multimer involved in innate immunity.