Type of Program: Graphics converter
Supported Platforms: Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP
Company Name: SciCepts Engineering
Installed Size: 5MB
ImageDIG (short for Image Digitizer) really consists of three
programs in one. With it you are able to convert many 2D images into actual 3D
raw data (surface or contour plots into real numbers). You can also convert data
such as graphs into a 2D image (ASCII) for further analysis. Thirdly, you can
use ImageDIG as your all-purpose plotting application. In this manner you are
able to import 2D data such as described briefly above, or import data from
either a one-column or two-column file. Using any of these three ways you can
then in a variety of ways take that data for much further analysis.
So what does all this mean? For instance you could take an image of say a stock
market graph (the image) and have ImageDIG run a series of analytical analysis
on it and have it be plotted in a number of graphs (Pie, Charts, Linear, etc).
Imagine now what you could do with this data! Take a scanned image and have
ImageDIG convert it to an ASCII data file and plot it out as well.
Letís break each of these "modules" of the program down like this:
THE 3D IMAGE DIGITIZER
This allows you to convert virtually any 2D image format (BMP, JPG, etc) or even
from your scanner into a 3D graph. Using this data (graph), you are then able to
take this data a view it and save it to a file in the comma delimited format.
After this is accomplished you can then import the data a third party program
such as Excel, etc. to further analyze it. Ever wonder what your picture or
signature looked like plotted out in a graph? Nowís your chance.
THE 2D IMAGE DIGITIZER
Similar to above, this section of the program allows you to convert images to
ASCII data and again, be imported into third party programs. Take a scanned
image or section of it and plot it out and then import the data elsewhere. If
you have an image ready to be plotted and notice some scratches that may
interfere with the points of the final plot, you can always use the built-in
Bitmap Editor to clean it up.
UNIVERSAL 2D PLOTTER
Here you are able to import files as either a single column (Y) or a two column
(X, Y) format. You can superimpose any two file sets over each other on the
graph, measure the distance between any two points, print the data, save the
plot file and much more.
Would you be able to use ImageDIG? Well letís say for example that you are in
the stock markets or a banker and want to analyze some data . . .crunch the
numbers. Take any chart and convert it into some "real" numbers that you can
further analyze and look at! Many may find a great use for it by taking your
Cartography Map and convert as well into some real numbers. These are just two
examples of how you may find a use for ImageDIG. Look around and see what else
and how else you may find ways to get some real use of ImageDIG.
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall
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