Itty Bitty Rulers: Measure Your Electron Microscope Images

The Laboratory of Plant Systematics has released an image analysis program titled Carnoy. It is designed for use in the scientific community for measurements of micrograph images from electron microscopes. Carnoy handles many popular types of image formats including JPEG and Photoshop. According to Laboratory of Plant Systematics:

The Laboratory of Plant Systematics (K.U.Leuven) today announced the availability of Carnoy. Carnoy is an easy-to-use image analysis program. It is designed to carry out measurements on digital images and especially on micrographs obtained from light or electron microscopes.

Carnoy features a unique one-click calibration option: click on the scale bar, enter its length and you are ready to carry out real-world measurements on your micrographs. Carnoy measures length and surface area of regular and irregular objects. It also performs automated particle analysis (counting and measuring). The program can handle BMP, PICT, Photoshop, JPEG, GIF, PNG, SGI, TGA, TIFF and QuickTime image files and can convert between these file types.

Measurements are stored in a list that smartly manages all data. Every measurement can be annotated. Measurements can be exported to a tab-delimited file, which can be read by any text editor, word processor, database or spreadsheet, for further analysis. The programis clean and easy-to-use interface enables you to be productive within minutes.

You can find more information about Carnoy at the company Web site. Carnoy is available shareware for US$15.00.