It is often helpful to compare the X-ray based scan data from the GeoCore X10 to the more well-known content offered by traditional photos. Insight therefore offers the possibility to load and show Core Photos, with automated coupling to the displayed depth range.
To start viewing photos, open the Core Photos toolbox found in the menu bar:
The photos are now shown in a new window:
The window can be freely moved around and always stays on top of main window of the program. This allows the user to chose which other areas to keep visible (or block) for comparison to the photos.
Adjusting the Photo View
The zoom level of the photo view can be adjusted using either the scroll functionality
of the mouse or touchpad, or by pressing the
- key with Core Photos
as the active window.
Once zoomed in on a part of the photo, the view can be panned (
by "dragging" the photo with the left mouse button, or by pressing any of the four
arrow keys on the keyboard with Core Photos as the active window.
The photo can also be rotated by clicking the
Rotate photo button, until the desired
rotation is achieved.
To easily adjust the window and its zoom level to a rough preference of size, the following steps may often be useful:
- Adjust the Core Photos window to the wanted size:
- Click the
Fit photo to current window sizebutton:
- Click the
Fit window to current photo sizebutton:
Automatic Photo Selection
The Core Photos window will per default change the displayed photo in accordance with depth range changes in the Preview area.
The Photo Indicators, shown on the right side in the Preview area illustrates both where photos are available, and which photo is currently displayed:
Alternatively, the user may opt to manually change the current photo
by pressing the
Show the next photo or
Show the previous photo button in the
lower right corner of the window.
The automatic photo update may also be toggled on and off using the
Customized Photo Files
If no photos were available at the time of the scan, or if an upgrade is in order, it is possible to manually add / replace the photo files, by following these rules:
- The photo files must be in one of the three following image formats:
- The photo files must be placed in a directory named
core-photos, placed directly within the Hole directory itself (e.g
- The photo file names must be of the format
Arepresents any abitrary file name accepted by your desktop environment (e.g.
X.xthe start depth (e.g.
Y.ythe end depth (e.g.
zan applicable file extension (e.g.
While the Core Photos toolbox is primarily designed for the display of core tray photos, it is also possible to display other types of data by adding the files in the same format. This includes, for instance, zoomed in photos of smaller regions on a core, or even data plots produced from alternative scanning techniques.