Version 3.0 Final is Here
What is ImageTool?UTHSCSA ImageTool
(IT) is a free image processing and analysis program for
Microsoft Windows 9x, Windows ME or Windows NT. IT can acquire, display,
edit, analyze, process, compress, save and print gray scale and color
images.IT can read and write over 22 common file formats
including BMP, PCX, TIF, GIF and JPEG. Image analysis functions include
dimensional (distance, angle, perimeter, area) and gray scale
measurements (point, line and area histogram with statistics). ImageTool
supports standard image processing functions such as contrast
manipulation, sharpening, smoothing, edge detection, median filtering
and spatial convolutions with user-defined convolution masks. IT
also has built-in scripting capabilities that allow the user to record
repetitive tasks and playback saved scripts to automate image analysis.
ImageTool was designed with an open architecture that provides
extensiblity via a variety of plug-ins. Support for image acquisition
using either Adobe Photoshop plug-ins or Twain scanners is built-in.
Custom analysis and processing plug-ins can be developed using the
software development kit (SDK) provided (with source code). This approach
makes it possible to solve almost any data acquisition or analysis
problem with IT.
ImageTool now has a complete scripting
language built into the application. This provides access to over 200
image processing and analysis function in IT. This allows not only
automation of repetitive tasks but extension of the program without the
need for a compiler and additional language expertise.
provides for geometric transformations such as rotate, flip vertical,
flip horizontal and magnification up to four levels. All analysis and
processing functions are available at any magnification factor. The
program is a multiple document interface (MDI) application supporting
any number of windows (images) simultaneously.
calibration is available to indicate real world dimensional measurements
such as millimeters, microns, feet, miles, etc. for linear and area. Density or gray scale calibration can be done relative to radiation or
optical density(OD) standards.
ImageTool now provides for image
annotation with text, arrows, rectangle, ellipses and polygon.
ImageTool is in final release 3.0, we would appreciate any bug
reports and suggestions to improve IT as a tool for imaging
research. Bugs will be fixed and improvement made as time permits.
ImageTool was written using Borland's C++ version 5.0.2 and the
source code for the executable is available free of charge. IT
was developed in the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science at The
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. The
program was developed by C. Donald Wilcox, S. Brent Dove, W. Doss
McDavid and David B. Greer.
- Intel 80486 or higher processor
- 8MB or
- Display system capable of 256 colors or higher
- Microsoft Windows 9x or Microsoft Windows NT Operating System
- ImageTool supports any monitor, flatbed scanner, film scanners,
graphics tablets or other input devices which are compatible by the
Microsoft operating system. Any print device which is Microsoft Windows
compatible is supported.
AcknowledgementsThe authors would like
to thank the following individuals for the support and contribution to
this project: Stephen R. Matteson, Pirkka Nummikoski, Robert P.
Langlais, Tom Deahl, Olaf Langland, Stella DeVoise, Peg Campbell,
Kenneth L. Kalkwarf and John P. Howe.
S. Brent Dove firstname.lastname@example.org
Last revised 22 February 2002
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