Channel Display Window

Channel Windows can be navigated using the mouse:

Mouse Command


Mouse wheel

Zoom in/out

Left button + drag

Pan image

Middle button + drag OR Shift + drag

Rotate Image (in 3D view only)

Double click on surface

Center surface in view (in 3D view only)

Ctrl + left button + drag

Use a display dragging device to move the sample or FOV to a new position

This requires a successful motor alignment or SLM lateral alignment for stage or slm stage dragging actuators


Channel Window Controls

A right click in the channel window shows the image tools context window.



Autoscale Contrast

Automatically adjust the channel white/black levels based on the selected image data


Show live histogram for selected image

Image Stats

Calculate mean, std, max, min of currently displayed image. Values are stored in base variable ‘ImageStats’

Pixel Value

Show pixel value for selected pixel. Values are stored in variable ‘Pixel’ in workspace ‘base’

Reset View

Resets a zoomed / panned image

Center Stage

Center selected point with stage (only available after a successful motor alignment)


Perform a measurement within the displayed image. If the stage was aligned, the measurement will show degrees and microns.

Hide Cursor / Measurement

Hide cursor set by command ‘Pixel Value’, hide measurement performed with ‘Measure’

Show Crosshair

Show crosshair in image - useful for alignment


Draw shapes over the currently displayed image

Assign image in base

Copy currently displayed image into base variable ‘ImageData’

Save to Tiff

Save currently displayed image to Tiff

Add to Scanfield Display window

Add selected scanfield to ScanField Display window

Display Dragging Device

Set the current display dragging device for ctrl + left click. Default is the stage. Galvos and SLM were added in 2023.0.0.

Motion Correction

Expand for actions relating to Motion Correction

  • Add roi as motion correctionref

  • Set the currently displayed image as the reference for motion correction.

  • Add roi as motion correctionref

  • Add the currently displayed image for reference for motion correction

  • Set roi slice as motioncorrection ref

  • Set the currently displayed slice as the reference for motion correction.

  • Enable motion correction

  • Enable motion correction.

Render as Volume

Renders an image stack as a volume using the visualization toolkit