Capturing the image

PixelScope Professional from Wells Research and Development is a Windows-based image analysis software package for engineers who need to incorporate live image capture into optical inspection or alignment equipment.

The software can capture and display images in real time at frames rates from 30 per second to 3.75 per second and zoom them down to the pixel level.

It includes a set of intuitive, point-and-click image analysis tools that operate on an ROI (region of interest) selected by the user. The tools include cross-section plots along X or Y, histograms, and direct distance measurement via a mouse-driven caliper.

PixelScope Professional requires no programming, allowing an engineer to make image quality measurements within minutes of setup.

The software runs under Windows 2000 or XP operating systems and is priced at $599. A 30-day evaluation package is available at no cost.