Aphelion (software)

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Aphelion Imaging Software Suite
Aphelion Dev graphical user interface
Aphelion Dev graphical user interface
Developer(s)ADCIS French company
Initial release1996 (22 years ago) (1996)
Stable release
4.4.0 / 6 October 2017
(13 months ago)
 (2017-10-06)
Written inC sharp, C++
Operating systemWindows
TypeImage processing
LicenseProprietary commercial software
Websitewww.adcis.net/en/Products/

The Aphelion Imaging Software Suite is a set of computer programs for image processing and image analysis. It includes three base products: Aphelion Lab, Aphelion Dev, and Aphelion SDK.

The Aphelion software product can be used to prototype applications using the graphical user interface. It provides a set of tools for programmers which have to develop software with image analysis needs.

Applications[change | change source]

The Aphelion Imaging Software Suite is used by students, researchers, engineers, and software developers in application domains requiring image processing and computer vision,[1][2] such as:

Specifications[change | change source]

Aphelion Dev graphical user interface version 4.x with details about utility of regions of the interface
Aphelion Dev Graphical User Interface version 4.x: (1) Task Bar, (2) Image Display, (3) Macro editing window/Function window, (4) Charts (a profile is displayed in this example), (5) Image Gallery, (6) Measurement grid.

All products of the Aphelion Imaging Software Suite can be run on PC equipped with Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1,[3] or 10) 32 or 64 bits.[4] An online help[5] and video tutorials are available to the user.[6]

Software extensions[change | change source]

Below is a list of Aphelion optional extensions:[7][8]

  • 3D Image Processing and 3D Image Display: A set of extensions to display and process 3D images. The 3D display extension is based on the VTK software product.[9]
  • 3D Skeletonization: Extension to compute the 3D skeleton.
  • Image Registration: Image registration extension to register images coming from different acquisition devices.
  • Classification Tools: Classification extension including a « Fuzzy Logic » (fuzzy logic classification),« Neural Networks » (classification based on neural networks), and « Random Forest » (classification based on random forests, derived from the R software product)
  • Kriging: Specific extension to remove image noise using geostatistics techniques.
  • Camera interface drivers and microscope interface software
  • Virtual Image Capture and Virtual Image Stitcher: Two software products to capture mult-field images and stitch them into one single and very large image in the fields of optical and electron microscopy (image stitching).
  • Stereology Analyzer: Software to analyze a very large image using stereology. This extension is mainly used in the field of biology on images acquired by a scan microscope.
  • VisionTutor: Online image processing course including all the theory and application macro commands that are compatible with Aphelion.

The Aphelion user can add his/her own macro-commands in the user interface[7] that have been automatically recorded to process a batch of images. He/she can also add plugins and libraries in the GUI that have been developed outside the Aphelion environment.[10]

Software versions[change | change source]

Below is a table providing release dates of the Aphelion software product:
Aphelion software release dates
Software release[11] Release date
Aphelion 1.0 1995
Aphelion 2.0
first official version
1996
Aphelion 2.1 1996–1997
Aphelion 2.2 1997
Aphelion 2.3 1998–1999
Aphelion 3.0 1999–2000
Aphelion 3.1 December 2001
Aphelion 3.2a-f 2001–2004
Aphelion 3.2g March 2004
Aphelion 3.2h November 2004
Aphelion 3.2i March 2006
Aphelion 3.2j October 2008 – 2012
Aphelion 4.0.0 July 2009
Aphelion 4.0.5 December 2009
Aphelion 4.0.6 May 2010
Aphelion 4.0.7 August 2010
Aphelion 4.0.8 October 2010
Aphelion 4.0.9 February 2011
Aphelion 4.0.10 April 2011
Aphelion 4.1.0 October 2011
Aphelion 4.1.1 April 2012
Aphelion 4.1.2 November 2012
Aphelion 4.2.0 February 2013
Aphelion 4.2.1 January 2014
Aphelion 4.3.0 October 2014
Aphelion 4.3.1 December 2014
Aphelion 4.3.2 September 2015
Aphelion 4.4.0 October 2017
GUI of a previous version of Aphelion (version 3.2j) with multiple detached windows per image (Multiple document interface).
GUI of a previous version of Aphelion (version 3.2j).

Notes and references[change | change source]

  1. "Aphelion application fields". adcis.net. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. "Aphelion application fields videos". adcis.net. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. "What is new in Aphelion 4.3 release". adcis.net. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  4. "Aphelion Dev overview". adcis.net. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  5. "Help documents". adcis.net. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  6. "ADCIS (Advanced Concepts in Imaging Software) products videos". adcis.net. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Official Aphelion Dev brochure (2015)" (pdf). adcis.net. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  8. "Software extensions brochures". adcis.net. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  9. Legland, David (March 2009). "Solutions logicielles pour le traitement d'images" (in fr) (pdf). INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique). http://www7.inra.fr/vh/pflcepia/uploads/docs/softsImage.pdf. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  10. "Aphelion user guide (Loading a macro as an Aphelion plugin)" (pdf). adcis.net. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  11. "Aphelion version and changes history". adcis.net. Retrieved 5 November 2015.

Other references[change | change source]

Miscellaneous[change | change source]

Materials science applications[change | change source]

  • Hellal, Fatah et al. (February 2000). "Diffusion du carbone lors de la décomposition de l'austénite en ferrite et en graphite dans une fonte à graphite sphéroïdal" (in fr). Canadian Journal of Physics 77 (9). doi:10.1139/p99-037. 
  • Geandier, G. et al. (December 2003). "Residual stresses in alumina-chromium composites: micromechanical analysis and study by X-ray diffraction". Revue de Métallurgie 100 (12): 1163–1172. doi:10.1051/metal:2003185. 
  • Moreaud, Maxime (10 April 2007) (in fr) (pdf). Nanotomographie. http://cmm.mines-paristech.fr/Nanomines/Rapports/NanoTomov1.pdf. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 

    [...] une solution complète d'alignement des projections et de reconstruction tomographique 3D a été développée et intégrée à la plateforme Aphelion.
    [ [...] a complete projection alignment and 3D reconstruction plug-in was developed and integrated to Aphelion.]

  • Bizet, L. et al. (2004). "Serial sections through a continuous fiber-reinforced polymer composite". Image Analysis and Stereology 23 (3): 167–176. doi:10.5566/ias.v23.p167-176. 

    However, they can be defined after simple morphological transformations on the digitized images of the microstructure: a closing is made on the fiber phase of the yarn by using the Aphelion software.

  • Yotte, S. et al. (2004). "PMMC cluster analysis". Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 5 (2): 171–188. doi:10.3970/cmes.2004.005.171. 
  • Blacher, Silvia et al. (14 July 2004). "Image analysis of X-ray microtomograms of Pd–Ag/SiO2 xerogel catalysts supported on Al2O3 foams.". Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 241 (1-3): 201–206. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2004.04.006. 
  • Fall, A. et al. (November 2001). "Characterization of Mixing in a Stirred Tank by Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF)". 4th International Symposium on Mixing in Industrial Processes 79 (8): 876–882. doi:10.1205/02638760152721073. 
  • Léonard, Angélique et al. (15 June 2005). "Image analysis of X-ray microtomograms of soft materials during convective drying: 3D measurements". Journal of Microscopy 218 (3): 247–252. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2818.2005.01485.x. 

    Specific programs were developed using Aphelion 3.2f (Adcis S.A.) and Matlab software, with image analysis toolbox version 6.0 from Mathworks (Natick, MA).

  • Lambert, Jérôme et al. (February 2005). "Extraction of relevant physical parameters from 3D images of foams obtained by X-ray tomography". Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 263 (1-3): 295–302. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2005.01.002. 

Life sciences applications[change | change source]

  • Jost, Maud et al. (15 May 2006). "Earlier Onset of Tumoral Angiogenesis in Matrix Metalloproteinase-19–Deficient Mice". Cancer Research (66). doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-05-4315. 

    The ratio between the surface of bisbenzimide staining and the surface of specific immunostaining was measured by using a software Aphelion 3.2 from Adcis (Herouville Saint Clair, France).

  • Herlin, Paulette (4–8 July 2005). "Avantages d'une quantification à basse résolution de la vascularisation intratumorale" (pdf) in 9th conference of the French Microscopy Society (French: Société Française des Microscopies) (SFµ). . Retrieved on 25 November 2015. 

    Une routine de traitement d'images, développée dans l'environnement du logiciel boîte à outils Aphelion (ADCIS) permet de donner une appréciation objective du degré de vascularisation moyen et maximal de la tumeur.
    [An image analysis macro-command, developed in the Aphelion (ADCIS) toolbox software, allows to appreciate objectively the mean and maximum grades of tumor vascularisation.]

  • Le Maire, Sophie et al. (2005). "Caractérisation par analyse d'images de l'angiogenèse sur des coupes histologiques" (in fr). Group for study of signal and image analysis (French: GRETSI (Groupe d'Études du Traitement du Signal et des Images)). http://hdl.handle.net/2042/14096. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 

    Les logiciels utilisés pour réaliser ce travail sont les suivants : (a) APHELION v.3.2 pour le traitement d'images 2D, la reconstruction 3D et les mesures 2D et 3D, [...]
    [Softwares used to accomplish this work are: (a) APHELION v.3.2 for 2D image analysis, 3D reconstruction, and 2D and 3D measurements, [...] ]

  • Ghazi, Kamelia et al. (16 November 2012). "Hyaluronan Fragments Improve Wound Healing on In Vitro Cutaneous Model through P2X7 Purinoreceptor Basal Activation: Role of Molecular Weight". PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048351. 

    Percentage of wound area was measured using Aphelion Dev image processing and analysis software developed by ADCIS S.A.

  • Hatem, I. et al. (June 2003). "Cartilage and bone segmentation in vertebra images". Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (46). doi:10.13031/2013.15436. 
  • Kriston-Vizi, Janos et al. (2004). "Biometrical approaches for mandarin leaf image analysis". Applied Ecology and Environmental Research (2): 119–134. doi:10.15666/aeer/02119134. 

    For image analysis the Aphelion software package was used made by Adcis SA and AAI Inc.

Earth science applications[change | change source]

  • Riss, Joëlle (6 February 2003). "Taille et Forme des cristaux de quartz dans une géode du forage EPS1 de Soultz-sous-Forêts" in 25th conference of the French Stereology Society. . 
  • A., Hosni (13–15 October 2003). "Coupled THM modelling of the stimulated permeable fractures in the near well at the Soultz-sous-Forêts site (France)" in Geoproc 2003, International Conference on Coupled T-H-M-C Processes in Geosystems. 2 : 665–670. DOI:10.1016/S1571-9960(04)80116-2. 

Theory applications[change | change source]

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