• Image-Pro Insight
    Image-Pro Insight

    MULTIFACETED IMAGE ACQUISITION SOLUTION

    Image-Pro Insight is an advanced image acquisition software package controlling a variety of microscopy cameras for capturing the highest quality images, EDF & HDR snapshots, movies, and large tiles.

    Whether in the materials science research lab, the quality assurance room, or on the manufacturing floor, Insight’s semi-automated measurement and editing tools enable customers and extract quantifiable data for effective comparison, reporting , and sharing.

     

     

    2D Image Capture

    Capture with Ease

    Image-Pro Insight’s principal image capture and video recording capability is a integrated as default functionality, designed for viewing live previews, acquiring movies, and capturing still images from digital cameras and frame grabbers. Capturing images the with the right depth of field, magnification, exposure, and contrast can be difficult, but Image-Pro Insight delivers all of the tools to accomplish this and much more.

    This robust software contains a variety of specialty capture options such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture, Live Tiling, Live Extended Depth of Field (EDF), Live Measurements, Live Image Comparison, and Live Calibrated overlays, so capturing the best image is possible and easier than ever.

    2D Image Capture

    Live Preview without limits

    Live Preview without limits

    Do more than just previewing, with this flexible image workspace capable of delivering high speed video, in addition to layered measurements and overlays. Build up a focus map in real time and deliver stunning EDF images or stitch and tile on the fly with Live Tiling. All this is made possible by Image-Pro’s Live Preview engine.

    LIVE Extended Depth of Field

    LIVE Extended Depth of Field

    Capture beautifully focused images, regardless of depth, with Live EDF. No automated z motor required. The left side of the image above is the live image that can only focus on a narrow depth of field, whereas the right side is a composite image assembled from all the sharpest, in-focus pixels at all focus depths.

    LIVE Tiling

    LIVE Tiling

    Stitch together multiple fields of view as you manually move around your specimen with Live Tiling. The algorithm is flexible enough to allow movements in 360 degrees from the first frame and gives you visual queues when the next frame is about to be captured. Combine the tiling function with Live EDF to create a focused, tiled image at each position. No automated stage required.

     

    Watch LIVE Tiling & EDF in action

    Explore what is possible using these simple but effective tools.

    LIVE measurements

    Measure areas of objects or distances between objects on your live preview images. No need to capture your image.

    LIVE Measurements
    LIVE image comparison

    LIVE image comparison

    The Image Comparison workspace allows you to compare live images with previously captured images and analyze their differences or changes that have occurred over time. Tint images and use color to compare differences. Create new images based on the differences between these objects to further measure and analyze.

    LIVE calibrated crosshair grid

    Use the crosshair overlay to ensure that Images are correctly aligned while capturing or to quickly measure sizes and gauge distances. Select from a range of patterns, colors, and fit your need.

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    Instant Acquisition capture

    Instant Acquisition capture

    Instantly capture images and much more while live preview is running. Other capture programs pause the live preview, potentially leading to data loss, but Image-Pro using Instant Acquisition technology to ensure you reliably capture important events.

    HDR capture

    Capture a sequence of images at different exposures, with variable options, and combine them into a single High Dynamic Range image. The resulting image is a compilation of image data using the widest possible range of dark to light pixels. No more black or saturated pixels.

    HDR Capture

    All the basics

    Auto Exposure, White Balance and Saturation Warning (both High and Low) are standard features for all devices in Image-Pro. Where possible, Binning and Bit Depth options are also enabled and exposure can even be automatically adjusted based on the binning selection.

    All the basics
    Custom Presets

    Custom Presets

    Save all the capture settings associated with an individual experiment or protocol and recall it later. Share the settings file among users and computers. Quickly access your preset from a convenient menu in the capture ribbon.

    Lock/Unlock Preview & Acquire

    Lock/Unlock Preview & Acquire

    For experiments requiring lower exposure times and higher gain during preview and longer exposure times and lower gain during acquisition, Image-Pro is prepared. Simply click the lock/unlock icon next to a control to enable this function.

    Enhancement Options

    White balance, Gain, Offset, and Gamma settings all control the camera directly from inside Image-Pro. By developing native support for a device, all commands and controls can also be controlled by macros or Apps.

    Usability Settings

    Apply custom date and time stamps on LIVE and captured images for quality documentation. Set up a unique naming scheme for your images before capturing them to save time on the back-end of acquisition.

     
    Record time-lapse events

    Record time-lapse events

    Record quick events or experiments that last for longer periods of time. Replay your recordings in the Gallery View and choose to display the acquisition time stamp as an active overlay. Easily save movies as .AVI, .TIF or .WMV formats.

    Fixed interval vs Fast as possible

    Define your time-lapse recording as a fixed interval and set the duration for Msecs up to Days, based on your needs and storage capacity. For quick bursts, run “As fast as possible” and push your acquisition device to its limits.

    Fixed interval vs Fast as possible

    View and Edit in gallery view

    The gallery view gives a frame by frame presentation of the time-lapse and allows fine control over editing individual frames or large sections of the sequence.

    View and Edit in gallery view

    Lock playback multiple sequences

    Select two or more sequences and lock their playback to view differences and unique events in synchronized playback. Clone an image to view in image and gallery views side-by-side.

    Sequence Operations

    Perform intensity normalization, image averaging, extraction of best focus frames, math between to two frames to deliver a result with only the difference pixels.

    Process and Enhance

    Prepare your images

    One-click Color Composite

    Build composite color images by simply right-clicking on each grayscale image to select a color tint.

    Lock playback multiple sequences

    Extract and Merge Channels

    Easily combine and separate images into RGB, HSI, and HSL color channels.

    Extract and Merge Channels
    Image Correction

    Image Correction

    Correct your image background to better distinguish image objects, improving the downstream measurement operations and reducing false positives.

    Image Filters

    Image Filters

    Remove background noise and reveal hidden details with an extensive set of image processing filters. Preview filters on your active image for instant results.

    HDR Post process

    Capture a sequence of images at different exposures, with variable options, and combine them into a single High Dynamic Range image. The resulting image is a compilation of image data using the widest possible range of dark to light pixels. No more black or saturated pixels.

    HDR Post process

    Alignment & EDF

    Correct for microscope shift with post-acquisition auto-alignment tools. Extended Depth of Focus (EDF) creates a focused image from a series of images captured at different z planes.

    Alignment & EDF

    Measure and Analyze

    Extract quantitative data with ease

    Image-Pro Insight has been designed for a diverse user base and a multitude of applications. Whether in the materials science research lab, the quality assurance room, or the manufacturing floor, Insight’s semi-automated measurement and editing tools enable accurate and expedient analysis.

    Measure and Analyze

    Calibrate for accuracy

    Calibration data is ideally read from the image, however is cases where it does not exist, we offer a variety of options to easily create and apply a calibration to an image

    Calibrate for accuracy

    Measure Layer Thickness

    Determine the top and bottom edges and allow the software to measure thickness and statistics about longest and shortest lengths.

    Measure Layer Thickness

    Measure Line Profile

    Draw a variety of lines and shapes for displaying the intensity under the lines as Line Profiles. Apply any number of line profiles and export the graph and data out to Excel or to a custom report.

    Measure Line Profile

    Measurement tools

    • Direct and Relative
    • Manual and Auto Tracing
    • Magic Wand Counting
    • Direct and Relative

      Extract accurate data from your calibrated images with a wide range of manual and semi-automated measurement tools.
    • Manual and Auto Tracing

      Draw polylines and regions to trace complex objects for you to measure area, perimeter, and length.
    • Magic Wand Counting

      One-click automatic segmentation of the local area based on the pixels clicked. Refine selection with ‘Add’ and ‘Remove’.
    Magnetic Snap Measurements
    Magnetic Snap Measurements
    Draw accurate line measurements every time with the Snap Measurement tools.  Simply draw and the measurement will accurately snap along object edges.
    Classify measurements
    Classify measurements
    Use different colors, shapes, and custom names to classify and organize your measurement data. Use to organize measurements for greater clarity.

    Data Management

    Make the data work for you

    3D/4D Data Management
    Choose from 40+ measurements to display in tables and graphs
    Export Data
    Export your data and statistics to Microsoft Excel, File, or the Clipboard for pasting anywhere on your PC.
    Send data to reports
    Send your data and screenshots to custom designed reports within Image-Pro for fast and easy creation of experiment results.
    Rename and adjust
    Rename objects by clicking and typing in the table. Also arrange all objects by color coded class to see relationships.
    Sort and Condense
    Sort by measurements and adjust tables to only show the relevant data.
    Group and view statistics
    Combine classes of similar objects into a custom hierarchy and see statistics per measurement for each grouped class.
     

    Report and Share

    Prepare your images for what’s next

    Annotations

    Draw arrows, text annotations, meta-data overlays, Date/Time stamps, calibration marker bars and more.

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    Quick Reports

    Send data and images to Insight’s report generator, able to create simple custom reports based on pre-defined templates. Print or export to Word or PDF.

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