Deep Focus - Focus Stacking Module for QuickPHOTOCreate fully focused images automatically

Deep Focus - focus stacking module for QuickPHOTO - industry

Deep Focus is an extension software module for QuickPHOTO programs. It is used for creating fully focused images from stacks of partially focused ones (so called Extended Depth of Field imaging (EDF), z-stacking or focus stacking). The process can be automated using motorized stands or additional focus drives provided by PROMICRA and other manufacturers.

How It Works

Acquiring images in different focus planes

Capturing of the wasp by Deep Focus module of QuickPHOTO

Features

Deep Focus no artifacts
Excellent Quality

Excellent quality images without artifacts suitable for publication

Deep Focus manual stacking
Manual Use

Options to compose manually acquired images opened in the QuickPHOTO program as well as images stored on a hard drive

PROMICRA motorized stands
Automation

The focus stacking process can be automated using PC-controlled motorized stands or additional focus drives.Learn more »

Different microscopes
Suitable for All Microscope Types

Deep Focus can be used with stereomicroscopes, optical microscopes for observation in transmitted or reflected light, electron microscopes as well as for macro imaging.

Deep Focus shift compensation
Shift Compensation

Specimen shift in the field of view and minor scale changes are compensated automatically during the composition process.

HDR module for QuickPHOTO - industry
EDF + HDR

Deep Focus can be combined with HDR module to produce fully focused HDR images.

Automation

The whole process of image stack acquisition and composition of a fully focused image (focus stacking) can be automated using PC-controlled motorized stands or additional focus drives. The automation makes routine work with Deep Focus module much more comfortable.

The automated procedure is very straightforward:

  1. Focus the microscope to the bottom (lowest) part of the specimen using the camera’s live view and set the lower limit of the focus range.
  2. Focus the microscope to the top (highest) part of the specimen using the camera’s live view and set the upper limit of the focus range.
  3. Select the number of images to be acquired or a step between them.
  4. Click the Start button to begin the whole process of focus stacking.
  5. Wait a while until the fully focused image appears.

Standard vs. Deep Focus Images Comparison

Deep Focus Sample Images

System Requirements

 Minimum RequirementsRecommended Specifications
ProcessorSingle-core 2.4 GHzMulti-core processor
Operating Memory1 GB2-4 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows®
XP(SP3)/Vista®/7/8/8.1/10
Microsoft® Windows®
7/8.1/10
Display Resolution1024 x 7681920 x 1080
QuickPHOTO version2.33.2
Minimum Requirements
ProcessorSingle-core 2.4 GHz
Operating Memory1 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows®
XP(SP3)/Vista®/7/8/8.1/10
Display Resolution1024 x 768
QuickPHOTO version2.3
Recommended Specifications
ProcessorMulti-core processor
Operating Memory2-4 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows®
7/8.1/10
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
QuickPHOTO version3.2

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