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ZEN software

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Through its release of ZEN software, Carl Zeiss is aiming to open up several interfaces for users and allowing them to adjust parts of the software to their individual applications.

The new open application development (OAD) programming environment in ZEN is based on Python programming language, enabling users to create, test and repeatedly run macros. In addition, ZEN offers a plug-in to the ImageJ and Fiji open source programs. Users have a wide variety of existing scripts for image editing and analysis at their disposal.

In an effort to make the widest possible variety of functions available to the individual ZEN user, Carl Zeiss is launching an internet-based platform in parallel. The OAD forum facilitates dialogue between users on functionalities and applications.

The aim of the OAD forum is to automate and optimise application-specific processes in microscopy. Users can compare and discuss macros.