Different microscopes produce different images and they're fairly easy to distinguish once you know what you're looking for. For SEM, you are looking for highly detailed surface images. You see nothing beyond the top layer. For TEM, the image is completely flat. There is a set depth of view, and it takes the image in that plane. In a light microscope, you'll see what you're used to seeing under a microscope. You'll see cells and their features, but not terribly up close. You also can see color sometimes, which wouldn't be found on a electron microscope image unless added after it was taken. These three are usually easy enough to identify, so I get them first and then use process of elimination if possible. Another type is stereoscope, or a dissecting scope. See if you can take a look through one at school to get an idea of what it looks like.How can I study to recognize microscopes when given the image the miroscope makes?