IC Measure is a powerful and versatile tool for measuring lengths, areas, and angles. The simple user interface also provides image acquisition and image enhancement functionality.
IC Measure has a modern and intuitive user interface.
Functionality has been logically grouped
IC Measure is available in many languages, including English, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
The language can be changed at any time; it is not necessary to install additional files.
All image enhancement algorithms are executed on the graphics card to ensure smooth video playback at all times.
IC Measure offers versatile configuration options for the display of live images.
The live preview offers mouse-based view navigation such as panning as well as seamless zoom function for pixel-accurate measurement.
IC Measure can rotate and flip images vertically and horizontally.
The histogram visualizes overexposure or underexposure as well as the image's contrast range.
Use the histogram display to analyze image content and control camera parameters.
All industrial cameras and grabbers manufactured by The Imaging Source are supported by IC Measure. All device parameters (e.g. video format and exposure time) can be set.
Cameras manufactured by The Imaging Source support long and short exposure times depending on the image sensor.
All camera parameters such as brightness, contrast, gain, zoom, focus, aperture and trigger can be adjusted using IC Measure.
Binning (i.e. the summation of pixel groups) increases frame rates and light sensitivity while maintaining the image's field of view but with a reduction in image resolution.
Skipping reduces the resolution by a column and interlace method. The image section is retained while the frame rate is increased.
The lens correction filter can be used to correct common lens errors such as barrel and cushion distortion and vignetting effects.
Sharpening and denoising algorithms use the image's luminance channel and edge detection to achieve optimal results.
The noise-reducing filter reduces both chroma and luminance noise without loss of sharpness - all image details are preserved.
IC Measure supports the gray-world model and the temperature model for white balance. If the color temperature or light source is known, the temperature model provides the best results. The gray-world model is recommended for constantly changing light conditions.
The new Sony Global Shutter CMOS image sensors offer improvements to an images's dynamic range using multiple exposures to better capture a scene's natural irradience distribution.
While taking exposure conditions into account, the integrated stacking algorithm generates complete HDR images.
The advantage of HDR images is the preservation of detail - especially in very dark and light areas.
In IC Measure, the different exposure times can be set both automatically and manually.
Tone mapping is used for optimal display of HDR images.
IC Measure was designed, among other things, for the measurement of images in the microscopic range. Microscopes can be conveniently managed and calibrated via the program interface.
Before length or area measurements can be carried out, calibration must first be completed.
The calibration tool allows you to define an image's scale. Calibration can be performed with either an object micrometer (microscope) or an object of known length.
Several microscopes and lenses can be managed. All microscope-specific settings can be adjusted at any time.
The complete integration of image acquisition and image enhancement makes manual measurement particularly efficient.
IC Measure contains many measurement tools, including tools for the measurement of lengths, angles, circles and polygons.
Measurements can be taken using live or still images and is designed for both macroscopic and microscopic measurement tasks.
Measurement results can be clearly displayed in the data view.
All measurement results can be exported as CSV files.
IC Measure offers a variety of annotation tools to insert text, graphics and marking arrows. The annotation tools can be inserted in a separate layer in order to preserve the original image.
Text can be positioned anywhere in the image, and the graphics tools provide the ability to draw lines, rectangles, ellipses and polygons on each captured image; colors, fonts and line widths are freely adjustable.
Individual images from an image stream can be saved as BMP, TIFF or JPEG files.
A sequence of images can be saved as a sequence of image files. The image is recorded by pressing the space bar, a footswitch or can be triggered via timer. In the latter case, the time between two images is determined in advance. The number of image files is defined by a selected number or time period.
Image file names can be generated automatically. The filename consists of a prefix and either a timestamp or an incremental number.
IC Measure makes it possible to write image streams directly into AVI files - via either an uncompressed or compressed codec.
All DirectShow codecs installed in the operating system can be used by IC Measure.
Create application-specific live overlays using the integrated Lua API.
The built-in scripts for displaying crosshairs, rulers, raster masks or time stamps can be quickly adapted to special tasks.
The IC Measure script editor supports syntax highlighting and autocomplete.
Scripts are dynamically reloaded as they are edited, ensuring efficient workflow.
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