Communicating with Images
PAX-it software was designed as a communications tool from the start. After all, the most common reason to capture an image is to show it to someone else in order to communicate a process, an event, or an idea. Specific tools have been included in the PAXcam and PAX-it workflow to allow easy and effective sharing of images and information, including annotation tools, report generation, networking, and real-time streaming.
Tools for Adding Information to Your Images:
Besides the comprehensive image database software for archiving files with searchable tags, PAX-it allows other ways to add information to your images for communicating with others:
Annotate images with circles, boxes, drawings, arrows, and text to point out particular features
Use the notepad for free flowing textual information…a sentence, a paragraph, or pages of textual notes that may be accessed whenever an image is viewed. The notepad text is searchable across images, as an aid in retrieving related items.
Place images side by side for comparison of normal vs. defective, low mag vs high mag, points in a time course study…plates are easily constructed with images placed side by side to communicate a comparison.
Use PAX-it’s easy cut & paste features to combine regions of different images into a new image, to communicate comparative views.
Tools for Compiling Images Into Written and Oral Reports:
PAX-it Report Generation
PAX-it Slide Show
- Use the PAX-it slide show feature to display your images in sequential order
- Timer controlled or manual controlled slide shows
- Link to MS-PowerPoint directly from PAX-it, as another presentation option–one click with no need to export, cut or paste!
- MS-PowerPoint presentations may be archived in your PAX-it database along with other project-related material
Tools for Sharing Images with Others:
PAX-it is fully networkable, allowing an image collection to reside on your server to be shared throughout your department or company. Many of our customers dedicate a ‘capture station’ in the lab, with the appropriate hardware for acquiring images into a shared area on the server. Then, by utilizing our site licensing option, they are able to free up the lab computer going elsewhere to work within PAX-it to generate reports, analyze images, or perform other functions.