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Show objects as users typically see them. This maximizes the likelihood that your image will be properly understood and that users will perform all actions correctly.

If users might see an object from different perspectives, prefer the perspective that:

shows the objects in the position of the operation that’s described in the text

is the most common one

depicts the object as best as possible

If an image shows more than one object, show all objects from the same perspective.

If users can identify an object only by looking at the object from multiple perspectives, include an image from each of these perspectives.

In subsequent images, don’t change the perspective unless you tell the user to change the perspective as well. Example: If you tell the user to turn an object, in the next image show the turned object.

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