Image Manager Application

The images tool is the most widely used software application for TMAJ.  Like all applications of TMAJ, users begin by logging on.

After a user logs on, they choose an ArraySlide by clicking a Session to score.  The sessions under the folder "My Projects" are for the individual user.  A session can be published after a user has finished scoring. Sessions that have been published can be viewed in the "Published Sessions" folder.  Published Sessions data can not be changed.

After clicking on a session, a digital representation of that ArraySlide is displayed.  The image for any spot can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate position (i.e. x=20, y=11).  The spot that is highlighted red represents the current selected image.  Yellow spots indicate that a user has already visited the image.  

After a spot is clicked, the image appears for that spot.  The image can then be scored by the user.

Options Menu--Image Frame
View the images in a random order.
Use Spectrum
Allows user to select an area with the mouse.  A spectrum is displayed and the closest match is highlighted.
Use Grid
Displays a grid over the image.  The user is prompted for the grid spacing.
Use Local Files
Read images from the local disk instead of across the internet to improve speed.  User must first download images using the Smalls button.
Auto Lookup
Enables, disables, or change settings of the automatic lookup feature
View Drawings
Display drawings (pointers,oval,text) that have been made on the image.

Button Descriptions--Image Frame
Displays the drawing frame which allows user to draw shapes on the image.
Saves the scoring data entered for this image.   Data is automatically saved when the user clicks the next, back, up or down button, so pressing the save button is usually unnecessary.
Undoes any data changes the user has made since the last save.
Displays the currently selected position (i.e. x=3,y=5) on any other open ArraySlides. Useful for viewing 2 or more stains simultaneously.
Displays the information panel which includes information about where the image originated, including the specimen, donor-block, and Tissue Diagnosis.  screenshot of Information Panel
Displays a higher magnification of the image, allowing the user to see more detail.
Indicates the user accepts the automatic diagnosis. (only relevant if the automatic lookup feature is enabled)
Goes to the next image.  With default options, this means going to the next position to the right. (if position x=4,y=10 is currently selected, pressing next will go to x=5,y=10.)  This default option can be changed by using the random option or the Data Panel
Goes to the previous image.  Opposite in functionality to the Next Button.
Goes to the array-image above the current selection. (if x=5,y=10 is selected, goes to x=5,y=9)
Goes to the array-image below the current selection. 

Button Descriptions-- Array Slide Frame
Clears ArrayImages the user has visited by resetting the color from orange to normal.
Displays the Data Panel which shows information about each ArrayImage in the ArraySlide.
Downloads thumbnails of the ArraySlide so the user can view the entire ArraySlide at once.
An optional enhancement that downloads the small (normal) images in advance, so the user can navigate through the ArraySlide faster.
Administrator option that allows bad images (e.g. an image that is blank) to be marked.  Bad images will be highlighted in black, and the software will automatically skip over a bad image when the user presses the Next button.

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