No images are to be saved to the hard drive. Images saved to the hard drive will be deleted without notification.
By default, the image is shown at full resolution. This makes it appeared to be zoomed in at a higher magnification.
You will need to zoom out in order to see the entire image. This can be done by selecting the magnifying glass under the image with the vertical arrows (3rd icon from the left). You can select anything in between by using the magnifying glass with the + to increase the zoom or alternatively the magnifying glass with the – to decrease it. These manipulations do not change the actual image in anyway. Only the way viewed is changed.
Measurements are very accurate using the software. To measure a feature on a image go to the Workarea in the upper left section of the screen and click on Scalings.
The available scalings will be shown. Default is Pixels so you will need to select the scaling based on the microscope objective used and the measurement unit desired. For example to measure a feature you obtained a image with the 10x objective in millimeters, you would click on the scaling marked “10x mm”.
Once you have selected the scaling you can hit the “Activate” button. All further measurements will be made using this scaling until the software is shut down.
Now you have to apply that scaling to your current image by hitting the “apply to Image” button.
Now you are able to measure your features. Select the Measure pull down menu to Length. Note: You may want to zoom in on your area of interest if a more accurate measurement is needed. The software won’t be more accurate because it counts pixels, but you might have an easier time selecting the correct pixels at full resolution depending on your sample.
Click and drag a line then click again to define the area to be measured. The result will show up on the screen.
Often you will want to add a Scale bar to your image. This is because the true magnification varies based on screen resolution, display resolution, and scaling when printing. The Scale bar will always be correct relative to the features no matter how the image is displayed. To add the scale bar press the scale bar icon in the top toolbar.
The software is capable of much more. For instance you may want to change the color of the text. This is beyond the scope of this operating procedure. However the full manual is available on the computer desktop. Feel free to make a copy and take it with you.