Timelapse 2: Getting Started

Getting Started is straight-forward if you follow the Tutorial Manual and the Quick-Start Guide below.

TimeLapse2 Tutorial Manual

This step by step tutorial illustrates how to use the Timelapse Image Analyser. We strongly recommend you go through the tutorial. It will not only give you a good idea about the system features, but will also suggest an efficient workflow for you to go through those images. Download the image set (as well as the Timelapse software from the download page), so you can follow along by doing the operations on the images as illustrated in the tutorial.

Timelapse 2 Quick Start Guide

  1. Download Timelapse (see Download & Intall link in the sidebar)
  2. You will need a folder full of numbered images that also contains a template file, typically named 'TimelapseTemplate.tdb'. If you want to create your own TimelapseTemplate.tdb file, refer to Part 2 of the Tutorial Manual.
  3. Read the tutorial and try it over the sample image set provided.
  4. Start Timelapse2.exe - You should see a 'Getting Started' screen with instructions.
  5. Select Load from the program's File menu, and select the folder mentioned above (to go through the tutorial). If all works well, you should see the images loading in, and the first image displayed.
  6. Examine each image.
    • use the magnifying glass to look at details
    • use the scroll wheel to zoom into the image, or drag the zoomed in image to pan around it.
    • use the left/right arrow keys to move to the previous/next image
    • use the up/down arrow keys to see a visualization that emphasises the differences between the current image and the surrounding images.
  7. Enter data about each image. If you want to count something
    • click on the counter representing the thing you want to count
    • left click on the thing you want to count on the image - it will draw a marker on the image
    • right click to delete that marker
  8. Check out the various menu options to understand its features.
  9. Select Export and Preview in Excel from the File menu. You should see a spreadsheet containing the data entered so far.