Compare Free vs Premium

ScanImage is available in two editions:

A public and free to use version (ScanImage 5.3) and a premium, pay-for version (ScanImage 2018). The differences between the versions is enumerated in the following chart.

FeaturesScanImage 5.2
ScanImage 2017
Resonant-Galvo frame scanning
Linear (Galvo-Galvo) frame scanning
Resonant scanning: Synchronization to laser clock
Resonant scanning: Photon Counting
Stage control
Beam power control
Selective power delivery using power box feature
Stack acquisition using the stage
Stack acquisition using a fast-z focusing device (ETL, Piezo)
Cycle Mode
Scriptability in Matlab, extensibility via user functions
Source code access
Big Tiff File Creation
Machine Data File Configuration User Interface
FastZ-actuator tuning
Live histogram
Custom power depth adjustment profiles
Independent Z-control for multiple scanners
Integration with the Electrophysiology package WaveSurfer
Arbitrary line scanning using two galvos
Multiple region of interest (mROI) scanning
Online analysis (ROI Integration)
Perspective alignment between multiple scanner
Alignment of scanners and stage
Simultaneous imaging and photo stimulation
Online Motion Correction
Command Waveform Optimization
Support for 2P mesoscope
SLM support for targeted photostimulation
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“Scanimage is extremely stable”

Scanimage is extremely stable, allowing us to image for hours without bugs or crashes and the user interface is intuitive but still provides detailed control over acquisition parameters.

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