Imaging Improvements

The Imaging Module is fully functional to replace other imaging software, but some users require certain improvements before they feel that they can switch to it. We list the improvements below, in the order that we plan to work on them. Each improvement is prefixed by its Feature Request number so that you can look at comments from other users.

This page was last updated on 12/27/2021

In Progress

Default measurement scale for new images. Currently, there are only defaults for mounts.

Complete in Version 22.1

Flip incoming mount images automatically because ScanX images are mirrored.

Default image categories for mounts. Example: 4BW mounts automatically be placed in BW category.

After acquire, default to Adj instead of Pan.

Fewer clicks to start aquire.

When acquiring, if there are more images than will fit in mount, they now go into the unmounted area.

Unmounted area shows after acquire in case you want to use it during reorganization.

Complete in Version 21.4

1096 - Freehand drawing with pen, point to point lines, edit, change color, etc. Measurements.

13365 - Show mounts in the chart thumbnails. Make them clickable.

Thumbnails in the tree at the left

Mounts can now contain generated text.

14033 - Edit existing mounts. Example: change the type of mount. Example: add a 5th image to a 4BW mount. Possible, but not simple.

Unmounted area for retakes

Rotations of any small increment instead of just 90 degree increments.

Complete in Version 21.3

1708 - Open multiple images at once. Drag to other screen if desired.

1096- Text on images and mounts.


These features are planned in the approximate order listed, but it's impossible to give time estimates.

Video camera window, remember previous window size.

Video camera, default imaging category for new images.

Make the Draw toolbar be visible at all times.

Mount items, adjust size with scroll wheel. Currently, you must set a numeric size.

When editing an existing mount, more tools to make it faster.

Automatic tile and cascade multiple images on the screen

Magnifier tool


The following suggestions sound good, but we're not quite sure what the implementation might look like yet.

Sort by properties

Better filter application defaults

Crop within a mount item. This would be technically hard to implement. There's also not much benefit.