• Supported Devices

    Image-Pro supports an ever growing list of scientific cameras to ensure a superior capture experience. Click the link below to browse our extensive database of supported devices.

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    Supported File Formats

    Generic File FormatsExtensionReadWrite
    AVI MOVIE FILE *.av Read Write
    Flat FILE *.flf Read  
    Flex Image Transport System *.fts, *.fit, *.fits Read Write
    JPEG *.jpeg, *.jpg Read Write
    JPEG 2000 *.jp2, *.jpf Read Write
    Microsoft Windows bitmap *.bmp Read Write
    Microsoft Windows Media Video *.wmv Read  
    OME-TIFF *.tiff Read  
    PNG File *.png Read Write
    Raw Binary Data File *.raw Read  
    TIFF *.tif, *.tiff Read Write
    Virtual Slide File FormatsExtensionReadWrite
    Aperio® *.svs Read  
    BigTIFF *.btf Read  
    Hamamatsu Nanozoomer *.ndpi, *.ndpr, *.ndpis, *.vms, *.vmu Read  
    Leica SCN Slidescanner *.scn Read  
    Objective Imaging Surveyor mosaic *.sws Read  
    Proprietary File FormatsExtensionReadWrite
    Applied Precision® DeltaVision® *.dv Read  
    Carl Zeiss® *.lsm, *.zvi, *czi Read  
    Image Cytometry *.ics Read  
    Leica® *.lei, *.lif Read  
    Media Cybernetics AutoQuant Legacy Set *.deb, *.avz Read  
    Media Cybernetics AutoQuant X Sets *.xml Read  
    Media Cybernetics Image-Pro Plus set *.ips Read  
    Media Cybernetics Image-Pro sequence *.seq Read Write
    Media Cybernetics set *.mcs Read Write
    Micro-Manager *.metadatatext Read  
    Molecular Devices® MetaMorph® *.nd, *.stk Read  
    Nikon NIS-Elements *.nd2 Read  
    Olympus® FluoView® FV100 *.oif, *.oib Read  
    PerkinElmer® *.tim Read  
    StreamPix sequence *.seq Read  
    DICOM 3.0 Image *.dcm, *.dicom Read  
    Gatan Digital Micrograph *.dm3, *.dm4 Read  

    System Requirements

    Manufacturers change system specifications regularly so it is difficult to describe the exact configuration that is required to use Image-Pro Premier 3D successfully. However, there are some important guidelines to consider before purchasing or upgrading your computer hardware for use with Image-Pro Premier 3D.

    Rule of Thumb:

    In short, more is better. More GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) cores, more system RAM, more CPU cores, more speed for 3D viewing rates. Image-Pro Premier 3D has no limits on the number of objects, the size of images, the number of images, or the number of frames. Everything depends on memory and speed. For users who want the best possible experience and product performance we recommend that you review the requirements below and follow-up with a review of the hardware priorities to understand how the whole system plays a part in the applications performance.

     RecommendedHigh Performance
    Operating System Windows 8.1 - 64-bit
    Windows 7 - 64-bit
    Windows 8.1 - 64-bit
    Windows 7 - 64-bit
    Free Disk Space Multiple High Speed, SATA Hard Disks or SSDs;
    8 GB free on installation drive + free space for images (20 GB+)
    Multiple High Speed, SATA Hard Disks or SSDs configured in RAID 5; 16 GB free on installation drive + free space for images (1 TB+)
    Processor 2.8 GHz CPU Intel quad-core processor or better 3.0 GHz Intel quad-core processor or better
    RAM 16 GB memory or higher 48 GB memory or higher
    Graphics Card NVIDIA
    GeForce GTX Cards with 4GB graphics memory & Open GL 4.2 or higher
    NVIDIA
    GeForce GTX Cards with 4GB graphics memory & Open GL 4.2 or higher
    Drives DVD-ROM DVD-ROM
    USB Port Required for hard licenses and offline license activation Required for hard licenses and offline license activation
    Internet Connection Internet connection required for online services* Internet connection required for online services*
    Internet Browser Internet Explorer version 9 or higher Internet Explorer version 9 or higher

    Important Notes:

    *This product may allow you to access certain features that are hosted online ("online services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The online services include but are not limited to, automatic updates, support links, access to video tutorials, and more.

    Hardware Priorities

    Graphics Card

    Image-Pro Premier 3D is a 3D graphics-intensive product that requires a very capable graphics adapter. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase the most powerful graphics card possible because the single most important determinant of 3D viewing performance is the graphics card

    When choosing a graphics card for optimal visualization performance, Open GL 4.2 is recommended along with at least 1GB of graphics memory, but ideally 2GB is preferable. Securing the best possible graphics card is not equivalent to buying the most expensive one, as many of these cards are designed for unique rendering applications, such as the nVidia Quadro series. These cards will not necessarily provide an Image-Pro Premier 3D user with the best price to performance ratio. nVidia GeForce GTX cards typically are designed for video gaming, but deliver excellent performance for 3D image analysis as well. When looking into nVidia cards, be aware of that their series of cards such as the 500, 600, and 700 have high and low ends. This means that a GTX 650 could be potentially worse than a GTX 580 because the first number denotes a series and not the level of performance. In this case the second number of the model explains how they match up.If the sizes of your images or sets are large, then it is important to focus on the second priority, system memory, listed below, as much as you do the graphics card for visualization

    NOTE: Users are discouraged from using multi-video card (Crossfire and SLI) solutions for now, as this technology is known to decrease performance compared to single graphics card solutions

    System Memory

    System memory is the second most important factor for users who need to inspect large data sets; in particular, large volume data with direct volume rendering. This is why Image-Pro Premier 3D is a 64-bit ONLY software product. ( 32-bit operating systems are limited to a maximum amount of about 3.2 GB of system memory.) It is important to note that you may need much more memory than the actual size of the data you may want to work with, since some processing may require several times the memory required by original data set. For instance, if you want to load a 4GB data set in memory, you may need up to 16 or 20GB of additional memory for the intermediate results of your processing. More commonly, you will need 2 or 3 times the memory footprint for data being processed.

    Hard Drives

    When working with large files that contain either a long sequence or many dimensions of data, reading from the disk can slow down your productivity.

    Option 1
    Option 1 is a standard hard drive (e.g. 7200rpm SATA disk) that can only send data to your application at a continuous rate of about 60MB/second. That is the theoretical limit; your actual experience is likely to be closer to 40MB/second.
    Option 2
    Option 2 is to configure multiple hard drives (3 or more) in a RAID5 configuration but please note that RAID configurations may require substantially more system administration.
    Option 3
    Option 3 is to use solid state drives (SSD) instead of standard hard drives (HDD) in either a single- drive or RAID configuration. SSD's are becoming more popular as the prices continue to drop. The SSD can perform better than a HDD, generally having file reading/ writing at speeds of 200-550 MB/second. The price of solid state drives is still higher and the capacity is not typically equivalent, but the performance can certainly be worth the investment.

    CPU

    System memory is the second most important factor for users who need to inspect large data sets; in particular, large volume data with direct volume rendering. This is why Image-Pro Premier 3D is a 64-bit ONLY software product. ( 32-bit operating systems are limited to a maximum amount of about 3.2 GB of system memory.) It is important to note that you may need much more memory than the actual size of the data you may want to work with, since some processing may require several times the memory required by original data set. For instance, if you want to load a 4GB data set in memory, you may need up to 16 or 20GB of additional memory for the intermediate results of your processing. More commonly, you will need 2 or 3 times the memory footprint for data being processed

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