EasyScanCube Functions Easy-to-use tools
EasyPreset, technology in the service of simplicity
With the EasyPreset function, the user no longer needs to worry about his or her photo booth’s many settings: the computer takes care of almost everything. They simply have to click on a template photo similar to the product to be photographed. The studio is then instantly operational: the camera, the lighting, the turntable and image corrections are automatically set up. The preview on the screen allows you to check the quality of the result.
For us automation should facilitate productivity without being a constraint. Thus the operator who wants to can work on the resulting picture by changing their settings from the software’s interface. Depending on their experience and on the work needed, photographers use EasyPreset to either benefit from its speed or complete automation, or to accelerate the set-up of more personal settings.
Xdfocus, for automatic stacking
Photography of objects in close-up or macro mode does not allow to obtain a perfectly clear image over the entire depth of the product, the fault of the laws of optics. To work around this problem there is a technique known as stacking or hyperfocus which involves taking several pictures of the object in the same position while gradually moving the focus zone. These images are then assembled into a single picture composed of the sharper parts of each.
The conventional process of this mode requires specialized equipment and time. With EasyScanCube, the process becomes simple: the software automatically manages the sequence of pictures, whose number is configurable. An optional module provides the final assembly for a perfectly clear picture.
Ghost image to position products
It is sometimes necessary to take a series of photos with an identical position, a shoe collection for example. Furthermore, many sites have a graphical charter that controls the camera views of the products. ScanCube provides a quick and easy solution to this constraint. A ghost image of a previously photographed product appears in transparency over the preview to serve as a placement guide. This picture, called ghost image, appears in transparency over the preview of the object to be photographed. To position the object correctly, the user will move the object to coincide with the ghost image.
You will also be able to place overlay horizontal and vertical guides over your preview screen.
Automask, automatic background removal
Our “Automask” technology automatically removes pixels around photographed products in order to obtain either a transparent background or a perfectly white background. The resulting image can be saved in PNG to be placed on a colored background or over a texture.
“Automask” is a ScanCube patent, filed in 2010, which combines edge detection algorithms with an automated double image procedure. A more powerful and faster version of the technology is now incorporated into version 2.1 of EasyScanCube.
Creating visuals usually requires, in particular for e-commerce sites, a specific set of proportions, 400 x 600 pixels for example. In conventional photography processes, the user takes the picture then reframes it in an image editing software. With ScanCube, framing to the right proportions is done from the start.
For this, the user can use a cropping frame that appears over the preview which automatically takes the width / height proportions requested; no need to calculate the dimensions around the product. After the photo is taken, the software keeps the image within the frame.
AutoCrop, automatic cropping
For even greater productivity, ScanCube offers a fully automated cropping solution. The operator enters the width / height proportions he needs to get as well as the white margin size that will surround the product in the final image.
With the AutoCrop function, the cropping frame adjusts automatically around the object according to the above rules. These values are stored and remain active until they are changed. Despite this automation, the user retains the ability to change the frame calculated by the software.
It is sometimes necessary to photograph objects with a frame tightly set around their outline to cutout the sides of the booth or the turntable, thus not within the requested proportions. ScanCube has resolved this issue by enabling the user to define two frames over the preview. The first is used to keep only the object in the picture, the second includes the first and defines the size of the image according to the desired proportion. In the resulting picture, the area between the 2 frames is filled with white.
Create HTML animations and multi-angle views
During the creation of 360° animations, the camera is automatically synchronized to the rotation of the turntable. After the process, the operator can generate HTML animation files. These animations can also be created in batch mode in the batch processing module of EasyScanCube. It is also possible to produce a series of views according to pre-set angles.
With the function AnimScritp360, build your own moving pictures scenarios. Real movie script, this function allows to record motion sequences to reproduce them with a series of products. The function allows to introduce instructions for operators who use the script and subsequently registered.
With SmartCopy, record multiple types of formats with one click. You will be able to set predefined parameters such as image size, format, resolution, name, destination folder…