inPhoto ID SLR software:
automatic ID photo with Canon reflex (SLR) cameras
inPhoto ID SLR is designed for automatic ID photo. inPhoto ID SLR provides Canon SLR camera control, automatic face find, crop, resizing, and enhancement.
inPhoto ID SLR
can work both as stand alone
software and as TWAIN driver
with all TWAIN compatible ID card applications.
To install and start working with inPhoto ID SLR
is easy and quick:
Install inPhoto ID SLR camera software,
Connect your Canon SLR camera to computer,
Run inPhoto ID SLR and start capturing ID photos with your Canon SLR camera controlled from PC.
inPhoto ID SLR program window.
|1. Live image preview, Automatic focus, and Image rotation.
Live image preview
provides an ability to control the photo quality before capture. All changes made to the Canon SLR camera
settings have effect on the previewed photo immediately.
The camera focus is controlled automatically from within inPhoto ID SLR. The focus switch on the camera lense shall be set to A (automatic focus).
Autofocusing function. Click Camera Settings in the right part of the software window. Set Autofocus to ON. Then click Update AE/AF in right part of the software window, and your Canon SLR camera will focus automatically. This is a unique functionality. No need to adjust camera lense by hands to focus on the object.
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Working with inPhoto ID SLR the user can rotate the photo using Rotate right or Rotate left buttons in the right part of the software window. The rotated image will be captured to a TWAIN compatible application: any standard ID card software including Incardex, Asure ID, ID Works, CardFive, EPISuite, ID Flow, and other.
The ability of automatic photo rotation
is very useful for ID photo. When the camera is rotated vertically, the previewed image in the live image preview window has album orientation. It is not rotated automatically. Press Rotate right
or Rotate left
button, and the previewed image will be rotated to the portrait orientation as it is usually required for ID photo.
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|2. Automatic face detection on live image in the preview window.
The human face is automatically detected on the live preview image.
When the face is found in the live image displayed in the preview window it is outlined by the yellow frame. The green frame outlines the image area to be cropped.
The yellow frame / green frame areas ratio is set in inPhoto ID SLR options. If the face is located too close to the image frame and the area to be cropped is cut by the image border, the frame color will change from green to red.
| 3. Automatic face crop and enhancement.
After the image is captured the face area is cropped.
Upon pressing the Capture to TWAIN button in the image preview window the Image Processing window will open. The Image Processing window provides an ability to crop the face area, and enhance the resulting image if necessary.
The face area is automatically outlined by the yellow frame. The green frame outlines the image area to be cropped. The yellow frame / green frame ratio and position are adjusted by Zoom, Vertical Position, and Horizontal Position controls. The Size control is used to set the resulting image size.
If the face is located too close to the image frame and the area to be cropped is cut by the image border, the frame color will change from green to red. In this case the user has three options: ignore, modify the image frame, or press Back button and return back to the image preview window.
The cropped image can be enhanced. It is possible to adjust image brightness, contrast, gamma, and sharpness using the corresponding controls in the right part of the Image Processing window.
It is also possible to resize the resulting image. Press Set button in the upper right part of the Image Processing window and set the resizing options (pixel size of the resulting image).
4. Camera settings control from PC.
Warning! With inPhoto ID SLR you can control limited camera settings importnat for ID photo application.
Press Camera settings button in the right part of the software window to control all available camera settings.
To zoom the image in or out use camera zoom. It is impossible to control Canon SLR camera zoom from PC.
Camera settings window contains the following fields:
Image Quality. Select the image quality from the drop down list. The speed of image transfer to the TWAIN compatible software will depend on the selected image quality.
Metering Mode. This is the exposition metering mode. The values in the list depend on the camera model.
White Balance. Ability to select the best white balance setting from a list of available options (depending on the Canon camera used). The image colors will be reproduced better if the white balance is selected in accordance with the lighting conditions.
|5. Image export to the TWAIN applications.
inPhoto ID SLR can be used as ID photo module with all standard ID card software supporting TWAIN.
After the captured photo is automatically cropped in the Image Processing
window it is automatically transferred to ID card management software supporting TWAIN (e.g. Incardex
, ID Works
from Datacard Group (USA), Asure ID
from HID Global (USA), ID Flow
from Jolly Technologies (USA), EPI Suite
from ImageWare Systems (USA)) and inserted into the photo field. The exported photo is printed on a ready ID card or badge together with other personal information.
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|6. Save ID photo to file.
To capture ID photos and save them to disk press Capture to file button.
The user can set up the folder to save image files. The Save file
dialog box) is used to define the save to file settings. It is possible to select the folder to save images to upon pressing Capture to file
button and create separate folders for the year / month / day.
Check Ask before saving, and you will be prompted to assign a name to the image file before saving to the specified folder.
|7. Ability to work as TWAIN driver
If you use TWAIN compatible ID card software (e.g. Incardex
, Asure ID, ID Works, EPISuite, ID Flow and others) you you can use inPhoto ID SLR
as TWAIN driver
and capture ID photos directly to your ID card software.
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|8. Ability to work as Stand Alone application
inPhoto ID SLR can be used as stand alone application. If so the Capture to TWAIN option in the image preview section will be disabled.To capture images and save them to disk press Capture to file button.
Working in stand alone mode you can use all inPhoto ID SLR functions (live image preview, camera settings control, automatic face detection and crop, image capture and save, etc.) You can set up the folder on your PC to automatically save all captured ID photos.