Image stitching is an important technology to produce a panorama or larger image by combining several images with overlapped areas. In many biomedical researches, image stitching is highly desirable to acquire a panoramic image which represents large areas of certain structures or whole sections, while retaining microscopic resolution.
It is the ideal "glue" for easily integrating dissimilar fluorescent microscope hardware and peripherals into a single custom workstation, while providing all the tools needed to perform meaningful analysis of acquired images. The software offers many user-friendly application modules for biology-specific analysis such as cell signaling, cell counting, and protein expression.
Enables users to reconstruct big images/stacks from an arbitrary number of tiled input images/stacks. Stitching is based on the Fourier Shift Theorem, and computes all possible translations between pairs of 3D images. It avoids the propagation of errors by consecutive registration steps. Moreover, this tool uses phase correlation to find the translation between all image pairs and registers multi-tile acquisitions globally minimizing all pairwise registration errors.
Provides methods that combines multiple microscopic recordings. XuvTools is an automated 3D stitching software developed for biomedical image data, typically confocal microscopy images. It permits to obtain a large field of view, a high dynamic range or good resolution. This software does not require a priori information on the stage positions. It is split into core library, command line tools for batch processing and a graphical user interface.
Allows users to implement and assemble control software for custom-built microscope systems. Helio provides a framework, built around a collection of components arrangeable according user needs, which can support multiple hardware and functional combinations. The application is able to handle a wide range of laser-scanning including galvanometric scan mirrors or resonant scanners as well as camera images.
Allows automatic 3D stitching of teravoxel-sized tiled images. TeraStitcher was initially developed for stitching images generated by the confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) microscope. The software specifies the requirements of the stitching problem when teravoxel-sized images are involved, and then use the system resources to perform the stitching of these images. It is available both as standalone application and as plugin of the free software Vaa3D.
Serves for stitching of large 2D time-lapse mosaics. MIST can estimate the mechanical stage model parameters from the computed translations to limit the optimization search space. It also minimizes stitching errors by constraining and optimizing the translations within a square area. It can be used on any grid-based dataset like those acquired by a microscope. Moreover, this tool utilizes normalized cross correlations to compute image registrations.
Offers a plugin for unusual biological samples mapping. µ-Magellan is an open-source program allowing users to perform high-throughput imaging on various levels of space and time in three dimensions. The application gives users the possibility to alter a wide range of settings including spatial regions or automated excitation calculations and to generate files which can be exported towards many software such as Vaa3D/TeraFly or Imaris.