ZEISS ZEN starter

ZEISS ZEN starter

Try Out Key Features of ZEISS ZEN core

Download your free version of ZEN starter and benefit from an imaging software tailored for efficient microscopy for materials applications. Get access to general software features for image acquisition and analysis.

  • Acquire images and perform measurements
  • Analyze phases or particles on your images automatically
  • Manage your data seamlessly
Run ZEN core for free - Imaging Software for efficient microscopy

Run ZEN core for free

Imaging Software for efficient microscopy

For the start benefit from a multitude of standard features of ZEN starter. And when the complexity of your experiments reaches the next level decide to add optional features.

Work with the standard features for acquisition, measurement and reporting. Perform user and data management seamlessly. Use workbenches for repetitive application tasks, acquire images automatically. Export your images to standard formats and connect to ConfoMap for deeper analyses. Archive all images, documents and templates.

Optionally create automatic measurement workbenches for phase or particle analysis, perform interactive measurements and in specific countries connect to IMAGIC Database Server.

Get access

To get access to ZEN starter and discover the world of ZEN core microscopy software, register and download the ZEISS Microscopy Installer.

Please note:
ZEN starter is the free, unlicensed edition of ZEN core. Once ZEN core has been downloaded and installed, ZEISS Microscopy Installer will check your ZEN core license and, if you don't have one, will default you to ZEN starter.


1. Download the ZEISS Microscopy Installer.
2. Open the ZEISS Microscopy Installer application and register your MyZEISS account.
3. Complete and confirm your MyZEISS account.
4. Download ZEN starter through the ZEISS Microscopy Installer.
5. Enjoy.


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      Software Suite for Connected Microscopy in Material Laboratories

      File size: 8 MB
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      Your Microscope Software for User-specific Repetitive Workflows in Biomedical Labs

      File size: 4 MB
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      Get it done. Easy.

      File size: 1 MB
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      Detection, Quantification and Advanced Characterization of Non-metallic Inclusions in Steels. Description of NMI module in ZEN Core software.

      File size: 1 MB
    • In Situ Microscopy on the Melting and Cooling Behavior of an Al-Si 12 Alloy Using ZEISS ZEN core

      File size: 2 MB
    • Microscopy in Metal Failure Investigations

      Determine the root cause of metal failure and learn about microscopy tool set for any metal failure investigation

      File size: 4 MB
    • ZEISS ZEN core

      Fast Routine Investigation of Additive-manufactured Al-Si Samples

      File size: 3 MB
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      Quantitative Structural Analysis of CFRP Components Using ZEISS ZEN core

      File size: 1 MB
    • ZEISS ZEN core

      Quality Inspection of Weld Connections

      File size: 1 MB

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