If you want to build your own scanner or digital camera image processing and advanced analysis applications quickly and efficiently, then this is the development language suite for you.
Far more than just a single program ... PiXCL provides you with the means to adapt and modify your applications as your imaging needs change.
Please note that PiXCL 10 requires or later.
Last update: 04 Jan 2021.
What's the future of programming? Jump to the very near future, where EVERYONE needs to be able to control the devices they use, and they don't have to be software geeks!
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What is PiXCL™ 10?
PiXCL 10 is the latest community version (see the development history here ) of a complete suite of scanner and digital camera image acquisition and advanced image processing APPLICATION development tools, designed for the imaging professional or power user like you. Based on a high level interpreted language, or built as an EXE with the included compiler, PiXCL requires that you like or at least tolerate programming.
While the PiXCL language syntax is easy to learn and largely self-documenting , most importantly, PiXCL hides most of the complexity of Windows allowing you to concentrate on
Please note that PiXCL 10 is not a scanner or camera driver development toolkit: these drivers are provided by your hardware supplier and are installed with the equipment. Some suppliers also provide optional device control libraries for programmers, but these are unfortunately rare. Put another way, PiXCL requires that your scanner or camera be supported by your version of Windows.
All PiXCL 10 components are designed for Windows 7 or later.
What can you do with PiXCL™ 10?
Any recent scanner or digital camera that comes with a TWAIN, WIA or Direct Show compatible interface for Windows, or its own API, can be controlled from a PiXCL application. Imaging devices can be selected, images acquired, modified, saved to 15 of the most commonly used image formats, statistically and morphologically analysed, and results passed directly to a spreadsheet or database e.g. MS-Excel or MS-Access. More information and screen shots
How long does it take to learn PiXCL™ 10?
Like any powerful software package, and especially a programming language, becoming proficient takes about three weeks if you spend 1 to 2 hours per day. There's plenty of sample code to get you started, a code Wizard to create application skeletons for you, and of course you can always email for tech support. Most people have their first simple scanner or digicam applications running in a couple of hours.
To put that into perspective ... if you have any knowledge of Windows programming in C, C++, VB.NET or C#.NET, you'll know you can't achieve the same results unless you are a code guru, AND you have all the image processing and device access DLLs available.
For example, a basic but usable application that selects a TWAIN device, scans an image, and displays that image in a scrollable window can be created in about 30 seconds using the PiXCL Code Wizard. More information ...
What's included in PiXCL™ 10?
What does PiXCL™ 10 cost?
PiXCL 10 is completely free as soon as you register as a user. PiXCL 20 is the affordable commercial version.
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