Axio Scan.Z1’s ZEN imaging software is founded upon an intuitive user concept that allows you to define functions for users and user groups according to their knowledge and responsibilities. ZEN responds by proposing settings and following up with action where appropriate. Smart-Setup, for example, provides an intuitive interface and workflow even for complex fluorescence experiments. Just choose the dyes and ZEN will suggest all other settings to create crisp virtual slides. Deconvolution produces crystal clear virtual microscopy images that correspond to an optical section, free of extraneous light that is caused by diffraction.
Axio Scan.Z1 comes complete with ZEN lite, a software package for editing and viewing your virtual slides. You can use the overview screen to navigate to your regions of interest, tracing the regions you’ve visited at any time. Make annotations on your virtual slides as you need them with circles, rectangles, lines, arrows, text, contours and profiles. Compare up to 16 virtual slides and then link them for navigation, creating – for example – a way to make a direct comparison with serial sections.
You can process the CZI file format from ZEISS as well as images in TIFF, JPEG, PNG and GIF formats for maximum compatibility and sharing of your virtual microscopy. Choose 2D and Histo from the views menu or use the gallery. You can also use sharpen, blur, geometric functions and color adjustments in single and batch mode.
With ZEN lite, you can carry out simple interactive measurements and export your measurements – such as lengths, areas and angles – as data tables for use in your spreadsheet program. Rounding off the ZEN lite features for virtual microscopy are a zooming workspace, design schemas for darkened and bright areas as well as reports.