Looking for digital image analysis software

Gerald Pollack gpollack at bio1.lan.mcgill.ca
Wed Mar 12 17:22:20 EST 1997

>   bioch at lnsd-res.univ-lyon1.fr (biochimie) writes:
>  In article <5fevbl$1pt at taurus.fccc.edu>, sauder at castor.fccc.edu says...
>  >
>  >In article <aisoai-0203972106110001 at ppp17.yokohama2.dtinet.or.jp> 
>  aisoai at agc.co.jp (ISOAI Atsushi) writes:
>  >>In article <5f9ubd$rca at dfw-ixnews12.ix.netcom.com>, 
kschap at ix.netcom.com
>  >>(Kane L. Schaphorst) wrote:
>  >>
>  >>.....
>  >>
>  >>> While I believe these imaging systems may be adequate for figure
>  >>> composition and image archival, I am not certain about this.  Furthermore,
>  >>> I do not know of any decent freely available or commercially available 
>  >>> software that can perform quantitative analysis on these images.  To 
>  >>> the only image analysis
>  >>>needed to perform is densitometry by either profile or volume analysis.
>  >>
>  >>Hi,
>  >>I can not recommend the best imaging systems for your purpose,
>  >>but if you have PC and scanner why not you try NIHImage.
>  >>It's free but (I think) it's one of the best image software in
>  >>the world. You can get it from:
>  >>URL: http://rsb.info.nih.gov/nih-image/
>  >>Please try it. I hope it is useful for you.
>  >>Atsushi Isoai, Ph.D. <aisoai at agc.co.jp | aisoai at yk.rim.or.jp>
>  >
>  >        NIH-Image runs on the Mac.  There was a beta version of a port
>  >to the PC called Scion Image, I think.  There's also a program called 
>  >ImageTool.  Check out these URLs:
>  >        http://ddsdx.uthscsa.edu/dig/itdesc.html
>  >        http://rsb.info.nih.gov/nih-image/default.html
>  >
>  >        Both these programs can do densitometry.
>  >-- 
>  About The PC version of NIH Image: It's a Alpha version and we can't 
>  rely on it (bugs !). You CAN'T do quantitative densitometry on proteins or DNA 
>  patterns with ImageTool !
>  May be you can use the following solutions :
>  1)A (very) good tabletop scanner (notice that the BioRad GS700 is no more 
>  2)A Image analysis software. I'm testing some of them:
>  1D-SCAN from Scanalytics (http://www.cspi.com/scanalytics/index.htm)
>  SIGMAL-GEL from Jandel (http://www.jandel.com/)
>  ImagePro Plus from Media Cybernectics 
>  I know that Bioscan offers this kind of 
>  solutions (http://www.bioscan.com/index.shtml)
>  -- 
>  P.GEORGE (george at lnsd-res.univ-lyon1.fr)
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Although NIH image is a mac program, it can be run on a pc under an excellent 
mc emulator called EXECUTOR. Check  http://www. ardi.com

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