EZ Image Prep vs. Color Calibration: Something for Everyone

You’ve captured images across multiple sessions, under various user-defined settings, and perhaps on different equipment or in different labs.  Maybe you even received images from multiple sources.  The major challenge now is getting uniformity in the images for evaluation, comparison or analysis, or for presentation, publication or reports.  Sure, you can use Adobe® Photoshop® and other image editing software, but that takes time and effort.

With Datacolor CHROMACAL™ image software, we offer you the flexibility to select the tool you prefer: EZ Image Prep™ for white balancing, brightness matching and flatfield-correction, or full color calibration (which also includes white balancing and brightness matching).  Both solutions are provided within in a simple-to-use, user-friendly, one-step batch processing environment.  With either solution, CHROMACAL delivers remarkable results (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Comparison of original images (top row) to white balancing, brightness matching and flatfield correction alone (middle row; performed with EZ Image Prep; NO calibration slide needed) and in conjunction with full color calibration (bottom row; requires calibration slide).

Primarily interested in consistent white-balance and brightness matching?  Choose the EZ Image Prep feature built into CHROMACAL.

With this solution, you don’t need a CHROMACAL color-calibration slide.  Simply select the TIFF and JPEG images you want to process*, preview the results if desired, and then process the entire batch of files.  EZ Image Prep takes care of the rest.  Each image is independently analyzed, corrected (for white balance and brightness), and saved to a new image file, all in the matter of seconds.  Your original images remain unaltered.

For additional technical information on white balancing, brightness matching and EZ Image Prep, click here.

Want to correct uneven illumination in your images?  Use the flatfield-correction feature in EZ Image Prep.

It’s often cumbersome and confusing to correct uneven illumination in your specimen images.  Just capture a background image and CHROMACAL can flatfield-correct, and automatically white balance and adjust brightness in your specimen images, in a batch process!  Resulting images are saved to new image files, and your original images are preserved.  You don’t need a CHROMACAL color-calibration slide for any of the EZ Image Prep features.  Simply select the TIFF and JPEG images you want to process*, choose a destination folder, select the background image, preview the results if desired, and then process the entire batch of files.  EZ Image Prep makes it easier than ever before to get consistent images in a snap.Is the evaluation and analysis of your images critical?

For additional information on flatfield correction with EZ Image Prep, click here.

Are calibration and validation important considerations in your study design?  Choose the full color-calibration feature within CHROMACAL.

After capturing a CHROMACAL color-calibration slide image during your imaging session, simply align the image within the CHROMACAL software and select the TIFF and JPEG images you want to process.  Using its proprietary color-calibration algorithm, CHROMACAL will perform all of the following in one step:  white balance, match brightness and standardize color to a known color standard.  And since this can be done in batch mode, an entire set of images can be processed quickly and easily.

For a comparison of EZ Image Prep benefits vs. full color calibration, click here.

Save time, improve quality, achieve color consistency and accuracy of your images.  The choice is YOURS.

Request a FREE trial or online demo HERE.

Learn more at http://scientific.datacolor.com/.

 

*The Datacolor CHROMACAL EZ Image Prep feature was specifically designed for transmitted brightfield microscopy images. Although the feature may be used with any TIFF or JPEG image, the results from images acquired using other techniques may not be optimal. Examples of image types that may not be appropriate include macro images, gross anatomy images, reflected light images , polarized light images, darkfield images, real world photos, and others. The user must determine if the resulting images are acceptable or not.

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