3.2 Acquaintance with the application

Context menu

By clicking with the right button of the mouse on any part of the image you can open the context menu with the following items:

  • Show measurements — shows a panel with figures
  • Zoom in — draws the image nearer by one step
  • Zoom out — draws the image away by one step
  • 1:1 — sets the 100% scale
  • Fit to window — sets such kind of scale that the whole image is shown in the image window
  • Rotate clockwise — rotates the image clockwise
  • Rotate counter clockwise — rotates the image counterclockwise
  • Show rulers — shows the rulers
  • Favorite — adds the document to favorites (more details see in Pictograms section).


Navigation at the document

In this section there is advice on how to conveniently organize the work with several opened documents and scaled images.
During the process of analysis and measurements conducting one has to work with a scaled image. By that it is necessary to use scaling tools and tools of moving in the image which does not fit the window borders.
With the help of the View menu

  • Zoom in — draws the image nearer by one step
  • Zoom out — draws the image away by one step
  • Fit to window — sets the scale in such a way that the image is shown completely in the image window
  • 1:1 — sets the 100% scale

The actions are duplicated at the View panel:




Selecting the scaleAllows to select the value of the scale in per cents from the offered variants or enter the needed scale in per cents
Zoom inDraws the image nearer by one step
Zoom outDraws the image away by one step
1:1Sets the 100% scale
Fit to windowSets the scale of the active image so that it fully fits into the window

With the help of keyboard and mouse

  • Ctrl+«+» — draws the image nearer by one step
  • Ctrl+«-» — draws the image away by one step
  • Mouse scrolling — when Ctrl is pressed, mouse wheel smoothly zooms the image in or out. When the mouse cursor is inside the image window, pressing the space bar turns the cursor form into the “hand”. With the pressed left bar, the image can be moved inside its window.
    The pressed right mouse button calls the pop-up menu with items similar to View menu, that is Zoom in, Zoom out, Fit to window, 1:1, work with many documents.
    By analysis of several images one may need to display them at screen simultaneously or switch between the opened windows.
    This can be done with the help of the Window menu.

    • Tile — places the images in such a way that all opened windows are displayed simultaneously at screen.
    • Cascade — shall place the document windows in cascade.
    • Next — shall make active and show at screen the next document
    • Previous — shall make active and show at the screen the previous document
    • List of open windows — allows to quickly find the necessary opened document and show it at screen. With a click of a mouse you can make the necessary document active and display it at screen, the active document is ticked.


    Saving the results

    You can save images in adfx format or in one of common graphic formats.
    Saving the results
    Note: In order to save in the document results of measuring and information on calibration, it is necessary to select the adfx saving format, otherwise, all vector figures shall be “drawn” into the image and the possibility if their further editing shall be lost. Camera, histogram, image rotating, and calibration settings, as well the figures displayed in the image and filters are saved in the adfx format.

    Image printing

    Image printing from the active document is carried out with the help of the Print…menu.
    Print… — opens the dialogue window in which it is possible to indicate the printer which shall print the document, necessary quantity of copies, and the print range.
    The Preview… allows to see how the document shall look like when it is printed.
    Print… allows to print out the image of an active document with applied to it calibrations, measurements, and filters.