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www.neatvision.com
neatvision.eeng.dcu.ie

UPDATE: Neatvision is no longer under development. It has been replaced with the VSG Image Processing & Analysis Toolbox which contains all Neatvision functionality and significant advanced capabilities within the Matlab environment. The VSG IPA TOOLBOX is a free MATLAB compatible image processing and analysis toolbox which provides high level access to a wide range of image processing and analysis algorithms. This toolbox requires MathWorks' MATLAB 7.1 or later BUT DOES NOT REQUIRE the MathWorks' Image Processing Toolbox.

The new development environment contains detailed online user guides and sample programme segments.

Please go to the VSG Image Processing & Analysis Toolbox website for your free download and user help files.

Many thanks to all Neatvision users and supporters over the years, but Neatvision has run its course.

Regards

Paul (paul.whelan@dcu.ie)

Jan 2012

NeatVision is a free Java based image analysis and software development environment, which provides high level access to a wide range of image processing algorithms through well defined and easy to use graphical interface. NeatVision is in its second major release. New features include: A full developers guide with method listings and programme examples, DICOM and Analyze medical image sequence viewers, URL control, feature fitting, supervised and unsupervised colour clustering, DCT, Improved FFT, 3D volume processing and surface rendering.

NeatVision contains over 290 image manipulation, processing and analysis algorithms. Users can extend the core NeatVision library using the developers interface, a plug-in which features, automatic source code generation, compilation with full error feedback and dynamic algorithm updates.  NeatVision is primarily an image processing application and offers an extensive range of image analysis and visualization tools (these include zoom, pseudo colour, intensity scan, histogram and 3D profile mesh). In addition, the ability to read and write a wide range of image file formats is supported.

How can I get my free copy?
NeatVision can be downloaded and evaluated for 30 days prior to registration. Users can register online and a unique username and password will be automatically issued.

How can I cite NeatVision?
Use the most appropriate reference(s) from the following:

  • P.F. Whelan and R.J.T. Sadleir (2004), “A Visual Programming Environment for Machine Vision Engineers”, Sensor Review, 24(3), pp 265-270 [PDF]
  • P.F. Whelan and R.J.T. Sadleir, (2004) "NeatVision - Visual Programming for Computer Aided Diagnostic Applications" Radiographics, Nov 2004 
  • Robert J. T. Sadleir, Paul F. Whelan, Padraic MacMathuna, and Helen M. Fenlon (2004) "Informatics in Radiology (infoRAD): Portable Toolkit for Providing Straightforward Access to Medical Image Data" Radiographics. 2004 Jul-Aug:24(4):1193-1202 [PDF]
  • P.F. Whelan and D. Molloy (2000), Machine Vision Algorithms in Java: Techniques and Implementation,  Springer (London), 298 Pages. ISBN 1-85233-218-2 [WWW]

Can I develop my own NeatVision components?
Registered users can also upgrade to a developers version. See Download for details. The Developers interface supports algorithm development based on Java AWT Imaging, Java 2D Imaging and Java Advanced Imaging. The developers update is compatible with all versions of NeatVision.

NeatVision discussed in D Sage and M Unser, "Teaching image-processing programming in Java", IEEE Signal Processing, 20(6), Nov 2003.
  
News
5/1/12 KEY NEWS: Neatvision is no longer under development. It has been replaced with the VSG Image Processing & Analysis Toolbox which contains all Neatvision functionality and significant advanced capabilities within the Matlab environment.
15/10/03 Release of NeatVision 2.1. Allows users to interface to Tina 5 (WinTel only). See http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~whelanp/osmia/  for details on integration.
05/1/03 Final release of NeatVision 2.0 contains enhanced user development capabilities.
01/12/02 Public release of NeatMed Medical Imaging Application Developers Interface (API) - RSNA 2002 infoRAD: 
03/03/00 Machine Vision Algorithms in Java: Techniques and Implementation, P.F. Whelan and D. Molloy, Springer (London), 298 Pages, ISBN 1-85233-218-2.
15/02/00 NeatVision Standard Edition beta released. A fully functional prerelease of NeatVision 1.0 is now available for evaluation purposes.

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