The "Image Capture" tab can be used to capture images in different ways i.e., one at a time, automated using a "trigger", and elapsed time and in various file formats




Image Capture


Capturing an Image


At any time you can click on "Capture" to capture an image




Specifying file name and directory


Click "Browse" to specify a name, location and format for the image file and save the file to your specified directory.


Selecting file format


You can also select one of the following formats for the "File Format" drop down menu


  • Bitmap

  • JPEG

  • PNG

  • PSD

  • Tiff

  • Raw Data



Increment File Name


Check the box Increment File Name After Capture to add a numeric suffix to the file name and automatically increment the suffix each time an image is captured.  This option is selected automatically with "Time Lapse Capture" 



Note: Incrementing stops if switched to "Simple Mode"

 

Preview after Capture


Check the box Preview Image After Capture to automatically display the image immediately after capture.  The image is displayed in the application currently associated with selected file type.




Capture Full Frame


Check the box Capture Full Frame to capture a full field-of-view image, regardless of the ROI or the size of the preview window.




Capture Full Resolution


Check the box Capture Full Resolution to capture a full image with pixel addressing disabled.




Averaging Frames


Check the box Average Over to capture a number of frames as specified in the field and average them out, to reduce the noise level of an image.




Time Lapse


Check the Time Lapse Capture box to capture a series of images over a period of time.  The fields below will be highlighted.



Click and enter number for Capture Every to capture an image every period specified For the duration/time you wish to capture images.  You have the option to auto-expose your image prior to capture. This is useful when the light conditions are changing.