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|ForenPix software for image capture and comparison:
ForenPix® is a software
application providing numerous and powerful functions for the acquisition
and processing of images coming from a monochromatic
or colour video camera.
Running under MS-WINDOWS™, it displays
images in wide format in live acquisition without
the need of any special graphic controller (requires at minimum
24-bit XGA 4-MB configuration).
In addition to the usual functions for
image digitalization and archiving, ForenPix®
provides a lot of original functions aimed at the examination
of objects, such as the visual comparison of images
by juxtaposition or superimposition
(one of them in live acquisition).
For example, thanks to these functions,
a simple microscope can be used as a comparison microscope.
Main software functions:
- image acquisition
(PAL, NTSC, monochromatic or colour), contrast enhancement
by image integration,
- image transfer
to other WINDOWS™ applications (copy/paste through the clipboard),
- hard disk
operations (store and load, BMP and JPEG formats),
- contrast and
brightness measurements, luminance profile, histogram, ...
measurements in the image (distances, areas, angles...),
operations (mirror, zoom, rotation, selective colour image
shift,...); may be applied to static or dynamic images (still
image or in continuous acquisition).
- enhancement of weakly contrasted
images, edge extraction (including in live acquisition), grain filtering,...
- comparison of images by
juxtaposition, alternation, inclusion, superimposition in two
different colours (one image live, the other one memorised).
Compared images may be displayed normally
or by their outlines (real-time edge extraction),
- trichromatic image reconstruction
by combining three monochrome images,
- Software options :
- FX-01 : multi-directional revelation of relieves
(indented writing, dry stamps, embossing, logos),
- FX-02 : combination of multi-spectral images (ink
cancellation, selection of pigments, reading of overwritten texts,
fingerprint extraction from background, ...).
- FX-03 : software module aimed at decoding hidden
information in images (ICAO documents).
Live image acquisitition
requires a video card (FG-41, PCI bus), or an external video converter
with USB-2 connection (IMD-55).
Video formats : PAL, NTSC, monochrome or colour (composite,
Y/C or S-video), 768x576 pixels (US format available).
For the HR (high-resolution) version, the
image acquisition is carried out by means of an IEEE-1394 (Firewire) port,
or USB-2 port, according to the type of digital camera.