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Leszek Wojnar

On application of DTP software in image analysis

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A rapid progress in computing power of PC computers enabled expansion of powerful and inexpensive software for desktop publishing (DTP). DTP software includes modules for preparing illustrations which comprise many useful image analysis routines, usually with well optimized code.

Possible application of these programs in image analysis for stereology is discussed and a few illustrative examples are attached. From the stereological point of view the main disadvantage of DTP software is a complete lack of measurement routines. It can be solved by a user developed software. Thus, it is demonstrated how to build a relatively powerful image analysis system, suitable for teaching and simple, routine measurements, practically without investment (assuming there exists a hard copy of the analysed picture and a working DTP system, i.e. PC, scanner, printer and software).

Keywords : desktop publishing, image analysis, image transformations, software, Windows

To cite this article

Leszek Wojnar, «On application of DTP software in image analysis», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 13 (1994), Number 1 - Proceedings of the sixth European congress for stereology - Part two - May 1994, 203-208 URL :

About: Leszek Wojnar

Institute of Materials Science, Cracow University of Technology, Al. Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Cracow, Poland