Cytocam screenshot


All Elite and Vivid Micropix digital microscope cameras are supplied with our own image acquisition software, Cytocam. This software runs on 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 7 PCs (or better). Sadly, it is not yet not Mac compatible. Features include:

  • Simple and intuitive user interface.
  • Live image preview.
  • One-click, single image capture.
  • Auto / manual exposure.
  • Gain and Gamma control.
  • Auto / manual white balance with manual colour and saturation control.
  • Full screen live image mode.
  • Zoom into / out of live image for fine focusing.
  • Capture images in jpg or tiff format.
  • Save and quickly switch between two camera configuration user-sets.
  • Cytocam is modular so you only pay for the functionality that you require.
  • We currently offer three extra modules:

Image Comparison

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Annotation module:

  • Automatically calibrate the camera.
  • Add scale bars to images.
  • Measure straight lines.
  • Draw arrows, rectangles and circles.
  • Add text.
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Fluorescence module – for use with monochrome cameras.

  • Add blue, green and red colour to mono images.
  • Automatically save individual channel images and create a multi-channel composite image.
  • Overlay fluorescence images onto a phase contrast / DIC image.‚Äč
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Image comparison module

  • Display a live image from the microscope (always top left) with another image – dual mode – or three other images – quad mode.
  • A useful teaching tool to compare multiple images simutaneously.
  • Drag and drop images from thumbnails.
  • Load images taken on any microscope / camera.
  • Images stored in RAM so do not use up hard-disk space.
  • Option to save images if required.