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Digital Microscope Photography & Videography

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You're in the right place for discussion on capturing images, videos and time-lapses of what's under your microscope, and for the best applications and software to do it. 


What software do you use to take photos with your Dino-Lite?

Todd Otvoss

Hi everyone, new to digital microscope photography. Wondering what tools and software you're all using to take your photos with your Dino-Lite USB microscope? Thanks!

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Mark Henderson
Best Answer

Hi Todd, great to hear that you're entering the exciting world of digital microscope photography and videography.

Here are some tips and tricks for using your digital microscope camera and software with your new Dino-Lite:

·       Use your mouse: The easiest way to get your photo! The vast majority of USB microscope software comes with a built-in option to get your photo. For example, if you log into DinoCapture 2.0, you’ll notice the camera icon along the left-hand side. Simply click the button to take your photo. And if you’re using a Chromebook, you can open up the Camera app to take your photo. Tip: You’ll also notice additional options below the camera icon, which allow you to take a video, or even a time-lapse of your sample.

·      Go hands-free: Use your foot pedal to take your images instead. With a light tap, you can take your image with a foot pedal like the MS17TSW-F1.

·      Use the sensor: You might find that your model of digital microscope comes with a MicroTouch sensor (found on most Dino-Lite models), or a similar button to take a photo. Just gently graze your finger over the button to get your image. Tip: While the MicroTouch button is set to take a photo, you can also adjust the settings to start and stop video footage.

·      Set up a custom shortcut: You can also improve efficiency by setting up a shortcut key through DinoCapture 2.0. Tip: ‘F6’ is the default setting to take an image. “F11” is automatically set to take a series of images in burst mode.

·       Try out an attachment: You can also add an optional attachment, like the MSKM-01, which allows you to maneuver your Dino-Lite microscopes without touching the tool itself. 

If you still have questions about snapping the perfect shot, please get in touch with a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team by reaching out over the chat, sending us an email or giving us a call. 



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