If you use another application to capture source images, they should be stored in files with the format and names specified as follows:
- Up to 256 images may be supplied.
- The images may be of any size, but must all have the same size.
- The images may be monochrome (8 bit) or true-color RGB (24 bit - 3 image planes: red, green and blue).
8-bit color images will be converted to true-color, but this format is not recommended as the image quality will be lower.
- The image files may be of type bitmap (".bmp"), TIFF (".tif") or JPEG (".jpg").
However, JPEG images are not recommended because the file compression introduces artifacts which affect the Scan Montage algorithm.
- The image files should all be in the same directory.
- The filenames may be of any length. The names must be identical except for a final numerical part. Eg.
- The numerical parts must be numbered contiguously (no gaps in the numbering), starting from any value between 0 and 253, to a maximum value of 255. Leading zeros are permitted.
To read a series of source image files use the Open command.
Change Files of type to "Source Image Files", then navigate through your file structure to a directory in which you previously saved your source images, select a single file from the sequence, then click Open to create a new data set based on those source images.
The source images are displayed on the Source Images window: