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The Special K Software Image In Focus program eliminates a world wide problem that has been present since the inception of microscopes and photography. Do you often find that the object you want to photograph is higher than the depth of field of the camera or microscope? This particularly occurs with high magnifications. This software application combines many pictures taken with different focal lengths into a single In Focus Image. That means that you can capture your images with different areas in the image in focus, and the software will deconvolute the images into the one single perfect image.

To construct this Montage from a number of other out of focus images, a variety of sophisticated algorithms are used. The software has the versatility to allow the used to evaluate different algorithms and smoothing options.

The latest version has enhanced logic and is MUCH FASTER. It also allows the printing and editing of

You may download a demonstration version of Image In Focus to establish whether it meets your needs. This demonstration version has all the functionality of the commercial version. So, you can combine your own images, as well as using the many illustration examples included. You can explore the variables used that allow you to optimize the In Focus image, despite the different filters and natural colours that may be used. The demonstration version does not allow you to save the image you create. To save it, you need the full commercial version.

For speed of operation, this is 32 bit software, so works perfectly under any of the 32 bit Windows operating systems,
eg Windows 95,98,ME,XP,NT,2000, Vista

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Image In Focus can combine these two microscope images which have been taken with different focal lengths.

It produces this one single image, totally in focus.

Astronomy is a rich field for combining different images into one, to show the full image with perfect focus. A customer used Image in Focus to combine individual pictures to produce this image.

Image In Focus

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Download Image In Focus demonstration version ver 3.4 - new!!

Download Image In Focus demonstration version ver 3.4 zipped files

You are free to evaluate this demonstration copy for as long as you wish. Click on the link above. Record the directory path into which you download the imageinfocus.zip file. When the download is complete, open it with an unzipping program, such as Winzip, and run the setup.exe file.

Buying the Full Registered version of Image In Focus

You can purchase the full commercial version from this website.

The commercial version lets you save the in focus Montage files that you create, to disk, to the clipboard, and open them in your favorite Picture Editor. All the crippling in the demonstration version is removed. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.

You can purchase it with your credit card or PayPal. A link will be sent to you so that you can download the full registered version quickly. The cost for a single licence copy is US$25. Contact us to negotiate lower costs for multiple licenses for your business or institution. Educational rebates are available.

You can also register off-line by posting a check directly to Special K Software. The correct postal address is

Attn. G. McKay
7 Smith St.
Brunswick West
Victoria , 3055

Once you have installed the demonstration version of Image In Focus , you can download some additional sample images to illustrate the effectiveness of this software.


Unzip the files into a subdirectory of your Image In Focus directory, and tick the box to use the directories stored within the zip files. This will unzip the sample files into three new directories.

The Image In Focus End User Licence Conditions:

This copyrighted software is distributed commercially. The end user has the right to install the software on one computer, where it may be used by any number of users on that single computer. A copy may be installed on one other computer, as long as the software would not be used concurrently on both computers (eg in a laboratory with one analyst and two computer work stations). If you require the software on more than two computers, you must purchase additional copies. Multi computer licences are available at a discount - contact Special K Software).

A stand alone version may not be installed on a network drive. However you are welcome to save your original images, and created in focus Montage images, to a network drive to more easily share them between users. You own the in focus Montage picture produced, so you may distribute this as widely as you wish without reference to Special K Software.

The purchaser must ensure that they have the legal right to use the original images, free of copyright infringements.

Email: gmckay@specialksoftware.com

The postal address is

Attn. G.McKay
7 Smith St.
Brunswick West
Victoria , 3055

ph +61-(0)3-9343-6069
fax +61-(0)3-9313-4608

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