Deep Focus Module

Focus Stacking Software Module for QuickPHOTO Programs

Deep Focus is a so called "focus stacking" or "z-stacking" software module for QuickPHOTO programs. This module creates images with extreme depth of field, which cannot be achieved by a standard use of optical microscopes.
Deep Focus module can be used in conjunction with stereomicroscopes as well as with other types of optical microscopes for observation in transmitted or reflected light. The module is also suitable for macro-imaging. The whole process can be automated using motorized focusing modules provided by PROMICRA and other suppliers.







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  • Download demo version of Deep Focus module
  • The demo version provides all the functions of a full version, but a watermark will be inserted into the created images.





Functions Overview:

  • Universality - the module can be used with:
    • Stereomicroscopes
    • Optical microscopes for observation in transmitted light
    • Optical microscopes for observation in reflected light
    • Electron microscopes
    • Macro images
  • Excellent image quality - the module produces high quality images without artefacts
  • Automation - the process of creating the images with extreme depth of field can be automated by the use of an optional module for motorized focus control or a motorized microscope
  • Easy to use and user friendly graphical interface
  • Options to compose images opened in the QuickPHOTO program as well as images stored on a hard drive
  • Compatibility with QuickPHOTO CAMERA, QuickPHOTO MICRO and QuickPHOTO INDUSTRIAL programs in version 2.3 or higher

Principle of Function:

First the "slices" - images with different focus distances are acquired. Every image contains different parts of a specimen well focused.


The animation displays sequentially the slices intended for composition.

Only the well focused areas are used from each of the "slices" by the Deep Focus module. The completely focused image is composed from these well focused areas. Possible shifts and scale changes between slices are compensated automatically.

Automation of the Composition Process

The whole process of creating the digital images with extreme depth of field can be automated by the use of an optional module for motorized focus control or a motorized microscope.
The automated procedure is following:
First, focus the microscope to the bottom part of the specimen and set the lower limit of the focus range. Then focus the microscope to the highest part of the specimen and set the upper limit of the focus range. Then just set the required number of slices or a step between them, click the Start button and wait for the completely focused image.


Supported Motorized Devices:

System Requirements:

  • QuickPHOTO CAMERA, QuickPHOTO MICRO or QuickPHOTO INDUSTRIAL program in version 2.3 or higher

Minimum Requirements Recommended Specifications
Processor Single-core 2.4 GHz Multi-core processor
Operating Memory 1 GB 2-4 GB
USB Ports 2x USB 2.0/3.0 2x USB 2.0/3.0
Operating System Microsoft® Windows®
XP(SP3)/Vista/7/8
Microsoft® Windows®
7/8
Monitor Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels

You can find the compatibility table of supported imaging devices with operating systems here.
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