Wed, 08/07/2019 - 11:08 am
This package is presented as a way for users to load, display, and print out summary views from sets of TIFF images or internally-existing xy/image waves without needing to write code.
Once installed, the package is accessible from the Packages->Panels->Image Tools menu.
The displayed content is divided as four frames.
- An image display window shows the currently active image
- A control bar on the top of the main display sets the parameters in the viewing window
- A histogram graph shows the histograms for the image being displayed.
- Operation of the package is done using inputs on a control panel.
Image Control Bar
- Split view to show threshold or background side-by-side to image
- Change the image range (contrast adjustments), invert, or show as black & white
- Change the color scale used to display the image
- Step through images that are loaded as sets using buttons to advance or go backward in the loaded sets.
- See the image size (pixels) and bit depth.
- View/Add notes to an image file (wave).
- Play a movie of a stack
- Shows the positions of the marquee when drawn on the image
- Toggle on/off the histogram on linear and log scales as well as the cumulative and derivative histograms.
- Scale the derivative histogram to search for positions of zero crossings (peaks in histogram).
- Select a region of interest (RoI) to show the histograms.
- Choose inside, outside, inside - outside, and outside - inside analysis for histogram
- See where the RoI is in image coordinates.
- Lock the RoI to continue using the selection tool on the image.
- Load a single image, multiple images, a folder of images, or a selection of images from a stack.
- Load a stack or multiple files as a stack.
- Load / Convert existing xy waves to a format that can be used within the package
- Choose to keep the source (or not), to extract any one or all of the RGB channels, and/or to create a grayscale image.
- Set a calibration factor for pixel, image width, or image height to apply locally or globally.
- Select or edit points that denote the background locations
- Apply the operation to remove a background
- Apply a thresholding method to one image, each image, or all images in a stack.
- Turn on/off axes
- Turn on/off scale bar and set its location / color
- Store the image to a list to use for a contact print
- This version has only been tested with single-layer images. The ability to handle RGB images properly has yet to be developed. Convert RGB to grayscale or read only the individual channels accordingly.
- This program can load image stacks (TIFF movies). That does not however mean that it will handle them all with equal efficiency. Load larger files as stacks using the selections to load only a certain range in the movie and/or to load only a certain sequence (e.g. every 10th image).
Plug-in architectures for other developers.
Current Project Release
|Release File:||Image Tools v2.43_0.zip|
|Version Date:||Sun, 07/19/2020 - 03:50 pm|
|Version Patch Level:||43|
|OS Compatibility:||Windows Mac-Intel|
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