Surface Texture of an Orange Peel -Digital Metrology Surface Library

In our blog post, Comparing Apples and Oranges, we talk about how a properly scaled profile graph can give great insight into surface features—while an improperly scaled image can have you chasing non-existent process problems.

This data of an orange, combined with the data of apple skin, can help show the effects of vertical scale when comparing data.

Apple and Orange Surfaces -Digital Metrology Surface Library


OmniSurf3D hint: double-click on the z- axis to set the limits of the z-scale to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples (when comparing an apple to an orange!)

Measured with a Zygo ZeGage Plus, 10x objective. 
Data source:  Digital Metrology Solutions (

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How to cite

If you use this dataset, please reference it as follows:

Digital Metrology Solutions. “Surface Library.” Digitalmetrology, Accessed Apr 18, 2024.