◆The image analysis software market has seen many products for advanced users, as well as products limited to specific functions for a specific application.
◆Neither product type effectively addressed the needs of non-experts in imaging science and programming.
◆For these persons, and for those who need to create effective, controlled, laboratory processes to extract data from digital images, now there is a software product to meet all of these needs : Aphelion Lab.
◆While based on the powerful Aphelion Dev image processing and analysis libraries, Aphelion Lab was specifically designed for use by non-experts in imaging, regardless of the user’s own field of expertise.
◆A set of context-based interfaces guide the user through creation of an image analysis project.
◆This includes steps for digital image acquisition, image processing operator selection and execution, image editing, measurement selection and computation, and analysis report generation.
◆Users can also manually outline objects of interest to compute their shape and size parameters. While useful for virtually all image domains, Aphelion Lab is especially well suited for metrology and microscopy applications.
◆All data and measurements generated in the Aphelion Lab environment are automatically managed by the software to ensure high-quality analysis.
◆Only users with administrator rights can configure the software, specifying where results will be saved, setting up the camera device, defining calibration profiles, and selecting the list of measurements to compute on images.
◆Access to all these important settings is password protected.
◆Once the system is fully configured, the user can proceed with analysis of images and concentrate only on the results.
◆All image management tasks, which were cumbersome in the past, are done in a transparent way by the software.
◆Since Aphelion Lab complies with the Microsoft DirectShow interface, digital image acquisition in Aphelion Lab is plug-and-play using any DirectShow-compliant camera available on the market.
◆Once the DirectShow driver is installed and a camera connected to the cimputer, a live image can be displayed in the Aphelion Lab interface within a few seconds.
◆The user has only to select the right camera configuration settings and adjust the exposure parameters to acquire high-quality images.