The GSA Image Analyzer is a program for the scientific evaluation of 2D images (image analysis). The possibilities of the program are varied and can be divided in three main groups:
- Object surface calculation
- Object length calculation
- Object counting
- Surface calculation
The surfaces of all recognized objects are automatically calculated. In addition, the surface calculation of single objects is possible. The program offers the possibility to calculate the relations of the ascertained surfaces to each other and to the whole image or background.
Object length calculation
The GSA Image Analyzer has a set of functions which have been developed especially for the direct length calculation of very complex and very ramified objects. Such objects are for example plant roots. In addition to the direct length calculation, an indirect calculation with a grid intersection (developed by Tennant) is possible. For this function, the grid size can be freely defined.
Here the program offers four different count functions to the customer.
The automatic count-function determines the number of all recognized objects and, in addition, offers the possibility to count overlapping objects apart. This separation can made over the object form, the object surface and over the object intensity.
The grid-intersection-count-function serves for the indirect object number regulation. Such procedures are described, e.g., by Buerker, Fuchs-Rosenthal, Thoma, shilling, Tuerk.
Beside the automatic count-functions, the program has two manual count-procedures included. One method marks the objects inside of the image and the other cuts the image into several smaller parts to make it easier for human eyes to follow many small objects.
The GSA Image Analyzer can read almost all known picture formats (JEPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG, DICOM). In addition, the program provides interfaces to scanners, microscopes and digital cameras (TWAIN) as well as to video cameras (Video grabber, TV cams).
Picture creation and manipulation
A picture production by means of input device (graphics tray, mouse) is integrated in the program and allows a cloning of objects. In addition, there exist picture manipulation tools and different filter functions.
This function allows calibrating the input tools as well as determining the picture resolution (DPI) with picture formats who do not contain this information.
This program is designed to solve many problems. It has been used for counting cells and calculating the size of plant roots (biometry). If you want to know more about the features of this software please contact us.
Please have also a look at GSA Image Analyzer Batch Edition which is a Special version to analyze many images in batch mode.