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This page contains How To and FAQ about ISee Imaging Software

bulletUNIX and Linux Basics.
bulletHow to Setup a personal keybinding file for ISee, ESee, and RatioTool?
bulletHow to use ISee without using a camera device?
bulletHow to use a single camera in a multi-camera setting without turning all ON?
bulletHow to use RatioTool for processing only?
bulletHow to setup users to to access the ISee Imaging Software?
bulletHow to save images in .tiff format?
bulletHow to calibrate pixel spacing using different objectives?
bulletHow to compress and uncompress files with Gzip, Zip, and Tar?
bulletHow to use extra electronic shutters with an existing Ludl filter wheel controller?
bulletHow to use the ISee on-line help?
bulletHow to update and create an ISee password file?
bulletHow do I setup the ISee, ESee, and RatioTool icons on my desktop?
bulletHow do I change from a Text Login to a Graphical Login?

 

 

How to Setup a personal keybinding file for ISee, ESee, and RatioTool. (coming soon)

   

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How to use ISee without using a camera device?

    Ask your system administrator to edit $ICDEV/ICCONFIG file and add the "#" character at the beginning of the line(s) with s_ccd.

    For example:

                device s_ccd        s_ccd    0    0    0        /dev/pdv0

                change to

                #device s_ccd    s_ccd    0    0    0        /dev/pdv0

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How to use a single camera in a multi-camera setting without turning all ON?

    Ask your administrator to follow the instruction below:

        1.    Copy $ICDEV/ICCONFIG to $ICDEV/ICCONFIG-multicam

        2.    Edit the $ICDEV/ICCONFIG and disable one camera by inserting "#" in the beginning of the line with device s_ccd.

        3.    Save the file as $ICDEV/ICCONFIG_cam2.

        4.    Edit the $ICDEV/ICCONFIG and disable the second camera by inserting "#" in the beginning of the line with device s_ccd.

        5.    Save the file as $ICDEV/ICCONFIG_cam1.

        6.    Delete $ICDEV/ICCONFIG file.

        7.    Softlink ICCONFIG file before using ISee as below:

                    For Multi-Camera Use:

                            In -s $ICDEV/ICCONFIG_multicam $ICDEV/ICCONFIG

                    For First Camera Use:

                            In -s $ICDEV/ICCONFIG_cam1 $ICDEV/ICCONFIG

                    For Second Camera Use:

                            In -s $ICDEV/ICCONFIG_cam2 $ICDEV/ICCONFIG

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How to use RatioTool for processing only?

    From the command line in the UNIX shell, type in "r3nohw.

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How to setup users to access ISee Imaging Software?

    Complete details for setting new user for accessing ISee Imaging Software can be found on page 3 of the ISee Installation Guide.

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How to save images in .tiff format?

    Short cut:

        1.    Change to the directory containing them image file and sue the graphical user interface called icview <img_file>.

        2.    Save the file selecting "save as" option and then select "TIFF modified.." option.

    From the ISee Graphical Interface:

        1.    Click on the File menu and select "Save As.." with the TIFF modified option

    From the ISee Graphical Interface using the Export Function

        1.    Under the Utility section, connect the output of the image file to the input of the Export pnode.

    Using the ROI2TIFF command:

        1.    Change to the directory containing the image file.

        2.    Use the command rio2tiff <img_file>

        3.    To get more options on this command, just type in rio2tiff <return>

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How to calibrate pixel spacing using different objectives?

    The Image Calibration Manual explains this procedure in detail. (coming soon)

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How to compress and uncompress files using Gzip, Zip, and Tar.?

    The How to Gzip, Zip and Tar files explains this in detail.

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How to use extra electronic shutters with an existing Ludl filter wheel controller?

    Connect the Uniblitz shutter directly to the connector on the Ludl filter wheel using the custom cable from ISee Imaging Systems.

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How to use the ISee on-line help?

    1.    Requires Netscape on our computer

    2.    Place the mouse pointer over the pnode

    3.    Press the F1 key on the keyboard.

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How to update and create an ISee password file?

    1.    Log in as root and edit or create the .passwd file.

    2.    On Linux based systems:

                a.    Use gedit

                b.    Edit or create the /var/inovis/icdev/.passwd file

    3.    On SGI based systems:

                a.    Use jot

                b.    Edit or create the /usr/dspos/icdev/.passwd file

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How do I setup the ISee, ESee, and RatioTool icons on my desktop?

    Complete details for setting new user for accessing ISee Imaging Software can be found on page 6 of the ISee Installation Guide.

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How do I change from a Text Login to a Graphical Login?

    1.    Log in as "root

    2.    Using the gedit text editor program, edit the "/etc/inittab" file.

    3.    In the line "id: 3:initdefault, change the 3 to a 5.

    4.    Save and exit the editor

    5.    Reboot the computer and the next login will be from a graphical screen.

 

 

 

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