Zoomable Digitizing Screen
The digitizing screen can now be zoomed (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x) to improve placement of the setup icons, and also provide a more detailed view of the digitized data points.
Scalable Image Control
The main image view can now be set to maintain the aspect ratio of the original image. This eliminates any stretching effect when the image is fit to the main digitizing screen.
Vertical Data Shifter
A graphical data shifter tool is integrated in the digitizing screen to allow selected digitized data points to be shifted up or down to better fit the graphical image.
Many of the most common digitizing and graphing options can now be accessed from the toolbars located below the menus.
X Data Spacing Adjustment
The X data spacing can be adjusted by fitting the digitized data points using a cubic spline or linear fit. This feature can be used to set a defined number of data points.
Integrated Digitizing and Graphing Spreadsheets
The digitizing and graphing screens now contain spreadsheets that display the (x,y) data values in real time.
Increased Number of Data Points
The maximum number of digitized (x,y) data points has been increased to 100,000 data points per file.
A new digitizing speed setting allows data points to be digitized at 30,000+ points per second.
Additional Image Formats and Larger Image Support
The software supports additional graphic image formats, and can load larger images.
Integrated Digitizing and Graphing Screens
It is now possible to toggle directly between the digitizing screen to the graphing screen.
New Context Sensitive Help Buttons and Tooltips
Context sensitive help buttons and tooltips are now located adjacent to many of the setup and digitizing options.
Larger Setup Icons
The digitizing setup icons are larger and clearer to improve assist user interaction during the setup process.
New Screen Color Options
Additional screen colors, highlight colors, and data points sizes are available.
Customizable Data Eraser
The size of the data eraser and data shifter can now be customized to improve precision.
Version 5.2 (Mac OS)
Version 5.2 (Mac OS)
Drag and Drop Setup
This new setup method allows all of the setup parameters to be defined by simply dragging icons to their appropriate locations on the graphical image.
Colored Data Recognition
The software can now use color averaging to recognize and digitize colored data lines and points.
Grayscale Data Recognition
The software can now use a grayscale intensity range to recognize and digitize grayscale data lines and points.
Improved Help Menus with Graphics
The new help screens contain more complete help descriptions, as well as new graphic images accompanying the description.
Improved Setup Icons
The software now displays a variety of setup icons on the graphical image that clearly identify all of the current setup parameters and their locations.
Polar Coordinate Digitizing
Graphs that have been recorded using a polar (r, theta) coordinate system can now be digitized in manual mode.
Raster Scan Scatter Plot Mode
This new digitizing mode assigns a single (x,y) data point at the center of contiguous pixels of defined data color.
Graphical (x,y) Data Eraser
The new data eraser allows data points that were erroneously digitized due to stray marks, other data lines, axes lines, etc. to be erased from memory. This option can be very useful for deleting groups of stray digitized data points.
Horizontal/Vertical Grid Filter
A new grid filter that ignores horizontal and vertical lines within the search region can now be used to filter grid lines.
Intersecting Line Following
The software can be set to automatically pause when an intersecting line is encountered, or automatically estimate the continuance point of the line and continue automatically.
Auto Dashed/Dotted Line Following
This new feature allows the software to automatically estimate and continually update the vertical limits when following dashed or dotted lines.
Variable Surface Point Assignment
This new point assignment method allows the software to follow the top surface of the curve where the peaks go up, and the bottom surface where the peaks go down. This method is useful for digitizing graphs that contain both sharp upward and downward peaks.
Improved X Data Spacing Adjustment
The final number of adjusted data points can be selected as a priority, in addition to the regular method of selecting the absolute x data spacing.
Increased Number of Data Points
The maximum number of digitized (x,y) data points has been increased to 30,000 per data file.
Multi-Point Manual Digitizing
This version now contains a manual digitizing mode that will continuously digitize data points when the mouse is moved along a curve while depressing the mouse button.
This feature allows all the current setup icons (and their corresponding location settings) to be moved in the desired direction. This feature can be especially useful when used in conjunction with the Save/Load Axis Setup Parameters option. By using these options, multiple graphs with similar axis parameters can be easily digitized by simply saving and loading the axis setup parameters, and then sliding the axis setup icons to account for the shifts that may have occurred during the scanning process.
Several sample images are now included in the UN-SCAN-IT folder. These sample images are useful in identifying the axis setup parameters, and provide useful examples of the digitizing process.
New User's Manual
The UN-SCAN-IT User's Manual has been enhanced with additional graphical examples, chapter guides, and additional feature descriptions.