Image Analysis

Vladimir Yu. Kuryshev VLAD at bio.iem.ras.spb.ru
Sat Nov 11 02:35:13 EST 1995

>Does anyone know of some shareware that is close to being the PC
>equivalent of "NIH Image" image analysis shareware?  NIH Image is
>only available in the MacIntosh format.
>Thanks in advance.

Try ImageTool.
Some words about it from  http://ddsdx.uthscsa.edu/dig/itdesc.html  :



                          UTHSCSA IMAGETOOL



      System Requirements[2]


      Comments & Suggestions[4]


   UTHSCSA ImageTool (IT) is a free image processing and analysis
   program for Microsoft Windows 95° 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 macro
   capabilities that allow the user to record repetitive tasks and
   playback saved macros 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 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)

   Spatial 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.

   Future versions of IT will provides for image annotation with text,
   arrows, rectangle, ellipses and polygon.  Multiple levels of undo
   are provided.

   ImageTool is in beta release 1.0, 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 4.5 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.

   As the old saying goes:
   "You need IT, You ought to have IT,
   So go ahead and FTP IT

   ImageTool is available via anonymous FTP at

   You will need to download Part 1 and Part 2. If you have already
   downloaded Part 2 of either ImageTool or Image Quiz you do not need
   to download it again.  As both programs use the same DLLs

   ftp IT Part 1[5](EXE) File size is 930,000 bytes

Good luck,


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