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You can manage your photos easily with iPhoto or Picasa. What about your microscopic images? With Mayachitra imago, you can store, organize, search, and analyze your scientific images as you do with your photos. Enjoy unprecedented mosaicking and cell counting results through imago’s simple and easy-to-use interface. Feel free to download and evaluate for yourself. View imago in action
What's new in a new update of imago 1
Innovative way to analyze a biological specimen
imago's new registration/mosaicking tool is customized for microscopic images. Creating a mosaic using 256 z-stack images (75 GB) of a mouse cortex becomes a simple task with imago. By simply selecting the log file created by an acquisition software from your local hard drive, imago provides you with a preview of the mosaic in both stack and z-projection and creates a large mosaic for you. The latest update expands this powerful mosaicking tool to time series. You can create a time series of the mosaic and export it as a movie. Find out how live cell microscopy application will benefit from this new release. Do you still see the edge between the pair of mosaicked images after using your current mosaicking software? imago not only assembles multiple images automatically but also blends abutting edges while minimizing alteration of the original image. Your mosaic looks photo realistic and is perfectly suitable for further quantitative analysis. See imago's registration examples.
Create a movie from z- stack or time lapse stack
Dynamic visualization of a z-stack or time lapse stack is one of the critical tasks to analyze a biological structure. The new release of imago features an exporting tool that creates a movie that plays through your z slices or t slices. imago converts a sequence of z-/t- slices into a movie (AVI format) with a single click. You can visualize your z-/t-stack efficiently from anywhere.
AVI file created from z-slices
Optimized interactive cell analysis tool
Mayachitra imago's interactive segmentation method segregates the background from the foreground, given the information provided by the user in terms of mouse-drawn scribbles. All you need to do is to provide a few scribbles indicating foreground (e.g. cells or tissue) and background. The segmentation result is updated dynamically as a scribble is added or removed. imago computes the properties of individual cells such as area, perimeter, and average intensity. This lateset release is optimized to efficiently visualize the segmentation result. You will have a better and faster interactive experience.
Bitmap effect: thresholding
When a specimen is imaged using a bright-field microscope or an electron microscope, the objects that you want to segment out are often darker than a background. imago added "invert selection" feature. When "invert selection" is checked, all pixels darker than the threshold are converted to white; all pixels lighter are converted to black.
Existing top features
Manage all your microscopic images in one place
Mayachitra imago is a simple yet powerful tool designed for managing microscopic images. imago can handle multiple image types and the associated metadata. Images from different microscopes including z-stacks and time-series can be stored, annotated, and analyzed in one, easy to use interface.
Powerful unified search
Find the image that you want to work with in one place by image name, annotation, your own tags, publication, metadata, image content, analysis result, or any combination of the above. If you don't remember image name, it is not a problem. Mayachitra imago can find the image by any other clues you remember. You can spend more time analyzing and learning from images.
Rich graphical annotation
With imago, you can measure length, perimeter, area, and count cells from an image. Of course, imago will save all measurements.
Creating a figure for publication is easy with imago. Add a scale bar, text box, and arrowheads. Choose color, font, and position of annotation and export the figure for the publication.
Organize images by your own tag
It is easy to create a large set of microscopic images. Mayachitra imago gives you a more flexible way to organize them according to experiment type, species, and antibody used. You can create your own set of tags that you are interested in.
Automatic nuclei detector
Cell counting is a common task in cell biology research. Mayachitra imago's automatic nuclei detector is an image based powerful cell counter. It automatically identifies nuclei's centroid locations from the selected image and provides you the total number of cells and their location information.
imago's powerful search can help you to find images by the cell counting results. For example, you can find all images from your album with a cell density larger than 1000 cells/mm2.
Pseudo color visualization
Collecting an arbitrary number of channels (e.g. 2 or 4 channels) from a tissue has become a common task. Now you can assign a color to each channel using imago's pseudo-color lookup table. You can display all channels at the same time. If you have a double staining micrograph, imago will automatically display it with a combination of magenta and green, and the image is already ready to submit to the publication.