>Does anyone know of some shareware that is close to being the PC
>equivalent of "NIH Image" image analysis shareware? NIH Image is
>only available in the MacIntosh format.
>>Thanks in advance.
Some words about it from http://ddsdx.uthscsa.edu/dig/itdesc.html :
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UTHSCSA ImageTool (IT) is a free image processing and analysis
program for Microsoft Windows 95° or Windows NT°. IT can acquire,
display, edit, analyze, process, compress, save and print gray
scale and color images. IT can read and write over 22 common file
formats including BMP, PCX, TIF, GIF and JPEG. Image analysis
functions include dimensional (distance, angle, perimeter, area)
and gray scale measurements (point, line and area histogram with
statistics). ImageTool supports standard image processing
functions such as contrast manipulation, sharpening, smoothing,
edge detection, median filtering and spatial convolutions with
user-defined convolution masks. IT also has built-in macro
capabilities that allow the user to record repetitive tasks and
playback saved macros to automate image analysis.
ImageTool was designed with an open architecture that provides
extensiblity via a variety of plug-ins. Support for image
acquisition using either Adobe Photoshop plug-ins or Twain scanners
is built-in. Custom analysis and processing plug-ins can be
developed using the software development kit (SDK) provided (with
source code). This approach makes it possible to solve almost any
data acquisition or analysis problem with IT.
ImageTool provides for geometric transformations such as rotate,
flip vertical, flip horizontal and magnification up to four levels.
All analysis and processing functions are available at any
magnification factor. The program is a multiple document interface
(MDI) application supporting any number of windows (images)
Spatial calibration is available to indicate real world dimensional
measurements such as millimeters, microns, feet, miles, etc. for
linear and area. Density or gray scale calibration can be done
relative to radiation or optical density (OD) standards.
Future versions of IT will provides for image annotation with text,
arrows, rectangle, ellipses and polygon. Multiple levels of undo
ImageTool is in beta release 1.0, we would appreciate any bug
reports and suggestions to improve IT as a tool for imaging
research. Bugs will be fixed and improvement made as time permits.
ImageTool was written using Borland's C++ version 4.5 and the
source code for the executable is available free of charge. IT was
developed in the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science at The
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. The
program was developed by C. Donald Wilcox, S. Brent Dove, W. Doss
McDavid and David B. Greer.
As the old saying goes:
"You need IT, You ought to have IT,
So go ahead and FTP IT
ImageTool is available via anonymous FTP at
You will need to download Part 1 and Part 2. If you have already
downloaded Part 2 of either ImageTool or Image Quiz you do not need
to download it again. As both programs use the same DLLs
ftp IT Part 1(EXE) File size is 930,000 bytes