Software for image analysis


Avs/Express is an extremely powerful object-oriented, visual development tool enabling users to build re-usable application components and sophisticated applications for image analysis and visualisation. It operates on a modular design with each module performing a particular image analysis or image visualisation function. Users can build their own network of modules, tailored to a particular set of required image analysis operations. Have a look at the the AVS graphics user interface, or visit the AVS homepage.

Molecular Dynamics ImageSpace

Molecular Dynamics ImageSpace provides a rich set of poweful tools to display and analyse confocal images, produced by the confocal microscope. For more information, visit the Molecular Dynamics ImageSpace homepage.

Image Tool

ImageTool is a public domain image processing and analysis program for Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows NT. Less powerful than AVS, it is nonetheless capable of executing a broad range of image analysis functions such as counting, sizing as well providing statistical and real world dimensional measurements. Its open architecture allows for a variety of plugins for tailoring the program to the user's needs. For more information and for downloading the ImageTool software, go to the ImageTool homepage.


Image Pro provides analytical image processing capabilities for black and write, gray scale and 24 bit colour images. It includes a full range of counting, sizing, colour and grayscale pixel segmentation, as well as statistical and image enhancements tools. Image pro is suitable for any research and industrial application where image analysis is required. For more information, visit the Image Pro homepage.


NIH Image is a user-friendly public domain image processing and analysis program for the Macintosh. It can acquire, display, edit, enhance, analyze, print, and animate images. The program can also do contrast enhancement, density profiling, smoothing, sharpening, edge detection, median filtering, and spatial convolution. For more information, and for downloading the NIH-Image software, visit the NIH-image homepage.

Software for Image Acquisition, Manipulation and Multimedia Production

Image Acquisition software plugins

The IAAF has a set of TWAIN interface plugins that enable the scanning of images. Twain interface plugins are supported by several software packages such as Adobe Photoshop and Painter 4. Magicscan allows image acquisition from a flatbed scanner, Sprintscan supports image acquisition from 35 mm slides and Easyscan allows image acquisition with the LEAF Microlumina camera for obtaining images from the Leica DM RBE microscope. The Orbis 16 software package is designed for the Spectrasource Orbis 16 low-light camera for taking long exposures of low-light fluorescent microscope slides.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop allows the creation of original artwork and prepares professional-quality separations and electronic output. Photoshop also enables the user to correct color, retouch and composite scanned images and offers a range of painting and selection tools, plus multiple layers, special effects filters, and lighting effects. For more information, visit the Adobe Photoshop homepage.

Adobe Ilustrator

Adobe Illustrator allows for the creation of vector-based images. It is a versatile design and illustration package producing images that can be used in word-processing programs and many other applications. Illustrator provides the tools for creating and packaging images, making editorial spreads, brochures, video artwork, Web pages, and more. For more information, visit the Adobe Illustrator homepage.

Adobe Pagemaker

Adobe Pagemaker is a powerful and versatile page layout program with exceptional typographic controls, page design capabilities and a wide range of customization options. For more information, visit the Adobe Pagemaker homepage.

PaintShop Pro

PaintShop Pro has a similar set of functions as Photoshop and is quick for making web-publishable images, buttons and icons. It is a very useful program for converting image file formats. For more information, visit the Paint Shop Pro homepage.

Coreldraw 7 Package

The Coreldraw 7 package includes

Fractal design Painter

Fractal Design Painter is able to provide the user with the entire artist's traditional supplies, from felt pens, charcoal and coloured pencils to watercolour and oils. Painter also provides many powerful options to sharpen, soften and distort scanned photographs or apply marbling. It also is able to do frame-by-frame animations and integrates well with Adobe Photoshop, and Macromedia Director. For more information, visit the Fractal Design homepage.

Macromedia Package

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