Macnification 2 adds microscope camera interfacing on Mac
LEUVEN, Belgium — August 24, 2011 — Orbicule today released Macnification 2, a major upgrade to its microscopy workflow solution. Macnification enables scientists to capture, organize, analyze, adjust and publish microscopic images. The software has received an Apple Design Award, recognizing excellence in interface design and usability.
The 2.0 upgrade adds the ability to interface with hundreds of cameras, so the user can acquire images directly from within Macnification. The software supports most still photo cameras, many Firewire video cameras and some USB video cameras. Scientists can now walk into the lab, connect a microscope camera to their MacBook and capture images right away, without leaving the comfort of their own Mac.
Also new in Macnification 2 is the ability to have multiple libraries, and to store them anywhere: on a local or external harddisk, on the network, or on optical storage media.
The full-screen image view allows for measurements of length, area, perimeter, circularity and color contents. Results can be exported to spreadsheet applications with a single click. The entire Macnification workflow is non-destructive: the original image is never touched when applying adjustments or when adding a scale bar or ROIs.
The application has been built from the ground up for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion. For example, Macnification takes advantage of Core Animation to offer scientists a stunning way to visualize image stacks and to make virtual cuts through them. It also leverages Core Image to offer the fastest Extended Depth of Focus (EFI) algorithm on any platform. In addition, Macnification integrates tightly with Quick Look, Spotlight, Time Machine, Core Data, ImageKit, QuickTime, and many other Mac OS X technologies. It is a 64-bit app and takes full advantage of multiple processor cores using Grand Central Dispatch.
Macnification requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later.
Availability and pricing
A fully functional 30-day trial version is available from www.orbicule.com/macnification . Prices start at $299 for a single user license and an academic license costs only $199 per Mac. Volume discounts are available. The upgrade to version 2 is free for all registered Macnification 1.x users.
Founded in 2006, Orbicule is dedicated to developing innovative software for Mac and iOS. Its critically acclaimed Undercover software helped in the recovery of hundreds of stolen Macs worldwide. The brand new Witness application turns any Mac into a home alarm, complementing Undercover’s functionality. Macnification, the company’s microscopy software, is used by 9 of the Top-10 US universities and research institutes. It also received an Apple Design Award. Orbicule is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.
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