Imaging Toolkit: Image Capture, Review, Merge, Montage
BIOQUANT Life Science includes the Imaging Toolkit feature which provides tools for manual, sequencial image capture, image review, montaging captured images into a high resolution scan, image merge, and time lapse imaging.
This feature was previously part of the Imaging Extensions add-on. As of September 1, 2018, all Imaging Extensions features have been integrated into BIOQUANT Life Science.
Manual Image Capture, Review, and Montage
The Imaging Toolkit enables you to manually capture images that can be montaged, or stitched, into a single, high resolution scan of the specimen. Scans up to 4 GB can be opened and analyzed.
The scan can be generated automatically in BIOQUANT, if a Microscope Scanning Upgrade Kit has been purchased.
The scan can be also generated, with some image capture and size restrictions, using the free Microsoft Image Composite Editor.
Users can upgrade to the BIOQUANT SCAN add-on to enable automated image capture and scan generation.
- Manually capture up to 1,000 images, depending on system resources (to capture 10,000 images, see the BIOQUANT SCAN). Save as a sequence of TIF, JPG, and BMP images.
- Save in the BIF format, a special BIOQUANT Image Format which stores the calibration values and the XYZ position of the field.
- Load up to 1,000 TIF, JPG, BMP, and/or BIF (BIOQUANT Image Format) images of any size, depending on system resources.
- Sequence through images using the slide show function.
- Montage the images into a single high, resolution scan of your slide.
- Analysis the images using a BIOQUANT Satellite System.
The Merge feature of the Imaging Toolkit provides tools for combining images of multiple fluorescent labels and for blending fluorescent images with bright field images. Additional tools allow for special visual effects by mixing bright field images.
FLUORESCENT IMAGE MERGE
Multiple labels are merged into a single photo showing overlap of labeling. Image merge can be done quickly during data collection.
BRIGHT FIELD AND FLUORESCENT IMAGE MERGE
Merge fluorescent markers with the corresponding bright field image to illustrate location of markers.
TIME LAPSE IMAGING
Time Lapse Imaging is used to automatically capture a series of images over time at a single location.