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Microscope Software

Microscope Software

Only with the right microscope software you can unleash all features of your imaging station. Our modular software platforms for light microscopes (widefield microscopy) and confocal microscope systems are easy to learn. They enable you to acquire, process and analyze images in multiple dimensions and over various timepoints. Non-destructive image handling and file formats developed specially for microscopy are just two benefits that guarantee reproducible results for your experiments.

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Software for Light Microscopes (Widefield) and Confocal Systems


Digital imaging suite for research applications

ZEN is the single user interface you will see on all light microscopy imaging systems from ZEISS.

ZEN Lite

Download your free copy

Use this free microscope software to try out key features of the ZEN core package .

ZEN core

Software for efficient routine workflows

The most comprehensive suite of imaging, segmentation, analysis, and data connectivity tools for multi-modal microscopy.

ZEN starter

Download your free copy

Use this free microscope software to try out key features of the ZEN core package.

NEO pixel

Bridging microscopy and metrology

Measurement software for automated metrology at a microscopic scale.

PALM RoboSoftware

For PALM microdissection systems

Powerful and intuitive functions for PALM MicroBeam.

Microscopy Apps

Full control over your experiments and imaging

Experience microscopy with the touch of your fingers.

Software for Electron Microscopes


Your software solution for SEM, FE-SEM and FIB-SEM

Use SmartSEM to Fully Control All Operational Parameters.

Atlas 5 - SEM

Master your multi-scale challenge

Large area imaging for SEM, FIB-SEM and sample-centric, correlative workflows for ZEISS microscopes.


3D Surface Modelling

Use your SEM to reconstruct the surfaces of your samples in 3 Dimensions.


Smart Particle Investigator

Your automated SEM particle analysis and classification solution.

Correlative Microscopy

ZEN Connect for Life Sciences

Connect your multi-modal data

Expand correlative microscopy for research on e.g. neuroscience, cell biology or histology.

ZEN Connect for Materials

Connect your multi-modal data

For research on e.g. energy materials like batteries, oil and carbonate rocks or additive manufactured materials.

ZEN Correlative Array Tomography

3D correlative light and electron microscopy

Automatically image hundreds of sections across length scales.

Correlative Particle Analysis

Get greater insight and higher quality

Correlative Particle Analyzer combines your data from both light and electron microscopes.

Atlas 5

Master your multi-scale challenge

Create comprehensive multi-scale, multi-modal images with a sample-centric correlative environment.

Combine imaging and analytical methods of light and electron microscopy. Link functional and dynamic information.

Fast relocation of regions of interest, more information about the structure and function of your sample.