Now capturing your imagination

With Macnification 2, you can capture images directly from almost any still camera, from most FireWire cameras and from some USB cams. Imagine walking into the lab, connecting your MacBook to the microscope camera and capturing images right from within Macnification. No need to leave the comfort of your own Mac.


Farewell, Finder folders

Most scientists rely on the Finder to manage their microscopic images. While the Finder is great for general purpose file management, it has never been designed for managing scientific images. Macnification, on the other hand has been built from the ground up for microscopic image data: it knows how to handle many file formats (including JEOL tiff and Zeiss lsm, among others) and image metadata. Imagine all your microscopic images, available in one, easy-to-use interface.


Micro manager

Macnification lets you create folders, smart folders, light tables and stacks with a single click. Smart folders can be based on image metadata. For example, you could create a smart folder that shows all images taken at 500x and above. Folders can be grouped into projects, neatly organizing your entire image library.


Made to measure

Measuring won't get any easier: double-click any image to jump to full screen mode and start analyzing. With Macnification, you can measure length, area, perimeter, circularity, color values, etc. Measurements are added and updated while you measure and statistics are calculated on-the-fly. Of course, measurements can be exported to Numbers, Excel or any other spreadsheet application for further analysis.


Go for the big picture

To improve your analysis and editing workflow, Macnification includes a convenient full-screen mode, hiding all desktop clutter while making it much easier to focus on your work. All adjustments are non-destructive: they do not alter the original image. In fact, the original image file is never touched.


See how Macnification stacks up

When it comes to working with stacks, Macnification offers unique functionality. You can view stacks in three different modes, taking full advantage of Core Animation, the new animation framework in Leopard. With one click, you can create a z-slice. Watch the live-preview while dragging the section line.
Creating a time-lapse movie is a snap: set the image duration and save the movie in Quicktime format, ready to be integrated into your next Keynote or PowerPoint presentation.
Last but not least, Macnification makes it easy to combine stack images - taken at different focal levels - into one, sharp image using an advanced Extended Depth of Focus (EFI) algorithm. The EFI feature has been implemented using Core Image, taking full advantage of your Mac's graphics processor.



Master metadata

Macnification lets you create folders, smart folders, light tables and stacks with a single click. Smart folders can be based on image metadata. For example, you could create a smart folder that shows all images taken at 500x and above. Folders can be grouped into projects, neatly organizing your entire image library.


Bring some innovation to the table

Comparing images might be one of the few tasks that actually became more difficult with the advent of digital imaging. Scientists used to compare and arrange images on their desks. With light tables, Macnification finally solves this problem. It's now possible to freely lay out and compare images. Macnification adds more innovation, however. For example, you can resize images based on their magnification. That way, all image features will be shown at the same scale, making it easier to compare them. Light tables are also used for stitching images together. Simply drag images over each other and they will become semi-transparent to ease the stitching process.


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