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What is Image SXM ?

Image SXM
is a version of the public domain image analysis program NIH Image that has been modified to run under Mac OS X and extended to handle the loading, display and analysis of scanning microscope (SXM) images.

It recognises the image file formats of over 40 different SXM systems.

The SXM routines were integrated into the Pascal source code of NIH Image v1.62 using the Metrowerks CodeWarrior 8 compiler and ResEdit. Image SXM was compiled on a G4 running Mac OS X 10.4.8 and has been tested on a Mac IIfx, Quadra 800, G3, G4, G5 and various PowerBooks, MacBooks and iMacs running versions of the Mac OS from OS 9.1 to OS X 10.5.4.

Where's the documentation ?

The routines that were part of the original NIH Image are documented in the 'NIH Image Manual' available as a download from the NIH Image web site. The SXM procedures and functions that have been added to NIH Image are described in the 'SXM History' files included with every release of Image SXM and also in the help pages integrated into Image SXM itself.

Macs based on Intel cpus cannot run the software used to maintain the Image SXM help pages and so they are being migrated to these html pages. Sections of the
'NIH Image Manual' are also being incorporated into these pages in an effort to provide better documentation on features that originated in NIH Image and have been developed or extended in Image SXM.

How do I use these help pages ?

The principal content of these help pages are descriptions of each of the features of Image SXM. These can be found through an alphabetical index or via a hierarchical structure mirroring the menu structure of Image SXM.

The macro pages document the syntax and use of the 300 macro commands of NIH Image and the additional 88 macro commands of Image SXM.

Many keyboard shortcuts exist to speed up access to menu items and to provide extra features that are not immediately obvious to the user.

Items that do not fall into any clear category are covered under misc.

Steve Barrett     November 2014

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