“Software Lenses” are the result of using a highly generic prototype for the analysis and revisualization of digital images.
The analysis is a new approach to classifying images, characterising image components, recognizing patterns, and generally measuring on-screen, as a basis for making decisions.
The re-visualization gives added details and new perspectives of 3D structures.
Together, the methods form the basis for a decision support system, by incorporating the knowledge of experienced image analysts.
The underlying algorithms are so general, that
- calibration images could be used across different imaging technologies
- reference images could be used for quality control of production
- standardisation images could be used for establishing standards at nanoscale and below.
Depending on the application, user interfaces require tailoring for image tagging, expert interpretation and end user decisions. For minimum overhead and maximum client exposure, Software Lenses are to be offered as a ‘web service’, thus allowing income from private server installations as well as public subscriptions.
The original input image shows bulrushes in water and their reflections. The re-visualization output shows the water as a curved surface with the grass blades above and below.