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:

Image Software Annotations

  • 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.

Constructing side by side images

  • 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.

Cut and Paste

  • 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

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PAX-it’s report generation features give flexibility in designing reports that use your images, image data, image notes, and image measurements. Quick MS™ Word, Excel and PowerPoint reports and presentations automatically assemble with just a few clicks, and may be saved in your PAX-it folders along with other project-related files!One of the most popular features in PAX-it is the easy way reports are generated combining images, image analysis software data, image measurement software data, image database software data and annotations. All with a few simple clicks.

PAX-it Slide Show

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  • 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:


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PAX-it links to MS-Outlook, allowing images and documents to be sent directly from your PAX-it folders. No need to copy & paste or export images out to another application! Simply choose the images to send, and click on the email button. Images are sent as standard attachments, allowing them to be viewed without special software on the receiving end. In addition, if the receiver is a PAX-it user, items received in the PAX-it InBox are immediately viewable within the receiver’s PAX-it folder structure, including PAX-it database fields and notes.


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.



RealTime Remote Consultation is easy with PAXcam CONNECT and PAX-it CONNECT tools, offered as an optional add-on module to the base PAX-it capture unit.  A live video view from your microscope’s or macrostand’s PAXcam camera is viewable at remote sites for immediate consultation and results.