Light Microscopy

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Fundamentals of Digital Imaging and Processing

Acquisition and processing of microscopical images are essential tools in modern microscopy. ZEISS Efficient Navigation – ZEN, for short – is the universal user interface you will see on every imaging system from ZEISS.

Course Details


You will work with the latest versions of ZEN (blue edition) and Axiocam digital microscopy cameras to learn how to perfectly acquire digital images and how to process and how to save them.

Topics of the course

  • Fundamentals of digital cameras
  • Basic operating concepts of ZEN (blue edition)
  • Image acquisition and processing
  • Scaling, scale bar and annotations
  • Simple interactive measurements
  • Storing images

Learning Level



Basic knowledge of light microscopy (e.g. Microscpoy from the very Beginning)


Axioscope 5 / 7
Axio Imager.D2 / M2
Axio Vert.A1
Axio Observer 7


ZEN (blue edition)


March 7 to 8, 2023
Registration until 2 weeks prior to the course


2 days (2 x 6 hours)
Course takes place in the European timezone (CET/CEST)


Virtual classroom
(Required: reliable internet connection; computer speakers, headphones or a reliable telephone connection; Microsoft Teams and/or TeamViewer)



Course Fee

Per person: 756 € (plus VAT)


Max. 4

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