Color analysis (Pro version)
- Objects can now be classified into color groups (Disease vs. Healthy) based on selectable criteria. One of them is the group with the largest area (Ex: if for an object the area of the Healthy color group is larger than the Disease group it will be classified as Healthy). Another criterion is to assign it to a specific group if its area exceeds a percentage of the object area that you specify (Ex: an object is classified as Diseased if the color of this group is larger than 10% of its area). The objects color group classification can now be displayed on screen (in earlier versions only the pixels classification into color classes and groups could be displayed). The objects' color classification can be changed with simple mouse clicks (to override the automatic classification in case of errors). Changes made by the operator to the default classification are traceable in data files.
- An object color group classification can be seen over the image (object filled with or boundary drawn with the color of the group) and in the command area data when clicking an object.
- Color/Display Groups has been replaced by a hierarchical menu with three items (to accommodate the new color group classification).
Color analysis (Reg & Pro version)
- Color analysis produces and saves more data. For example, in addition to give each color class and group area per object and for the analysed region, its also saves the percentage of object and analysed region area in each class and group. More data are also saved for the dominant color class and group.
- The default color group names are now Background, Healthy and Disease.
- White balance can be done independently of pixels size calibration.
Morphology analysis (Pro version)
- Objects can be manually grouped and analysed as a whole (number of groups, number of objects per group, total and average area, length, width, perimeter...)
- Objects can be manually splitted in two or more parts (for touching objects).
- The sample identification window is now displayed at the beginning of the analysis (when clicking the image or defining the region to analyse) instead of at image acquisition. This allows to review or re-enter the sample identification information if the analysis is canceled and redone. During scanning, only the image size is asked if the scanner TWAIN interface or Regent Positioning system are not used.
- There are now two commands to save an image, one with the analysis and one without it. The one which saves the image with the analysis only saves the original image while the other can save any displayed image (pixels classification, color classes, color groups or color objects).
- The Analysis/Preferences items have been moved to Analysis/Parameters which has been redesigned.
- Calculate projected perimeter and form coefficient in Analysis/Parameters has been removed (it is now always active).
- Analysis/Restart Analysis is gone. Simply click the image or make a selection to restart the analysis.
- Image/Save Images After Acquisition has been moved from the Image menu to Analysis/Parameters.
- Display/Information Content has been splitted in two commands, one for Command area and one for the Image area. The text size can be set differently for each area.
- The sample identification name (entered in the sample identification window) is now written in the upper left corner of the analysed region.
- A plus "+" sign is drawn by default in objects center instead of a bounding box.
- Global data are always saved (their saving cannot be turned off).
- There is one more title line for grouped (merged) objects.
- You can choose among three sample identification naming schemes. One of them is an automatic naming scheme optimised for field image acquisition (it requires less or no keyboard typing).
- Updated manual with better instructions and more information for field image acquisition and analysis.
- You can choose measurements units (mm, or cm) for the Intrinsic calibration method (used with scanners).
- Support for new scanners, some ultra fast, some with dual lenses and other ultra-portable.
- Information about the Scanner.cal file (if it is effective or not) and the scanner which calibration it contains (Manufacturer, Model and Serial number) is now displayed in Calibration/Method.
- Interactive measurements (PATHS) are preserved after the creation or deletion of exclusion regions or modifications to the pixels classification (right mouse click, edition...).