Paints and Coatings

PAX-it is used in a wide variety of paint analysis and dirt analysis applications, saving companies time and money. Use the PAX-it image database software to build a catalog or dirt library. Capture images with an analog camera, digital camera or PAXcam digital microscope camera and organize them in the PAX-it database, storing database information and notes with each image, and annotating them with overlays of shapes, arrows, and text.


Save unique information with each image, allowing searches in the PAX-it database. Notes and on-image overlays are also supported.

When problems are encountered on your production line, a quick database search of your dirt library will bring up matches instantly.   No more need to spend hours searching through books of Polaroids or other printed reference materials. Once the match is found, all of the other pertinent information about that image is displayed.

PAX-it software may also be used for the analysis and measurement of paint or coating layers.  PAX-it image analysis software performs quick, consistent, repeatable analyses and creates reports of your design.

Use PAX-it to store the your images from light microscopes, stereozoom microscopes, SEM, handheld cameras, shop cameras, any source!

Store and work with images of your samples: 

  • Fibers
  • Craters
  • Pits
  • Dirt and other foreign materials
  • Cracks
  • Non-image files such as reports, presentations, documents, and other files types can also be managed in your PAX-it collection

PAX-it will manage your images captured in a paint booth, in the lab, or on the plant floor. Network site licensing is available to tie various locations of your corporation together, to share your searchable database of images with engineers, suppliers or others in a secure, user-permissioned environment.

PAX-it is a part of the PAXcam CONNECT system, used to stream a live microscope view to a colleague at a remote location across the hall or around the world.  No need to wait for samples to be overnighted or an expert to come to you.  Live streaming gives an instantly accessible view through your microscope for immediate help and less down-time !