All Micropix microscope cameras are supplied with free image acquisition software - Cytocam. For more advanced functionality a range modules are available so that you only pay for the functionality that you need.
For image analysis, we recommend that our customers use the free and open-source software ImageJ which we can also customise for specific applications and ease of use.
Simple and intuitive to use.
Live image preview.
One-click, single image capture (use Save Options to determine destination and file name).
Time lapse image capture.
Auto / manual exposure.
Auto / manual white balance with manual R,G,B control.
Full screen live image mode.
Zoom into / out of live image for fine focusing.
Capture images in jpg or tiff format.
Image Comparison Module (ICM)
Developed in association with Cancer Research UK, this module allows users to compare the live image from the microscope with one (dual mode) or three (quad mode) recently snapped images or previously captured images. For example you can snap an image at 40x, 20x and 10x and compare them to the live image from the 4x objective.
This module is designed to work with our monochrome cameras for fluorescence imaging. It adds:
Control of camera gain, gamma and histogram settings for maximum sensitivity in low light conditions.
Allows the user to add colour (blue, green and red) to both live and captured images.
Each colour channel has individual camera settings (e.g. exposure on the red channel may be longer than the exposure in blue).
Capture images in mono or with added colour.
Create a composite image of two or three channels.
MicroManager and ImageJ
Our CCD, GigE cameras are fully controllable using the free and open source software, MicroManager which incorporates image analysis software, ImageJ. MicroManager allows the user to configure and control all sorts of microscope hardware including the camera, motorised stages, objective turrets, light sources and many more.
Key features of ImageJ include:
The ability to calibrate images.
Perform measurements including line, area and angle.
Add scale bars.
Add pseudo colour for fluorescence imaging.
Merge and stack images.
Rotate, crop and zoom.
Annotate images with text, arrows, etc.
Manually adjust image contrast and brightness.