How do I export images?

Learn how to export your SlantRange system's calibrated imagery for use in other image processing software.

If you are using SlantView Lite, or want to export your SlantRange system's calibrated imagery to another software package, use the Export images processing option. The default settings are shown below:

Figure 3: Export images settings

Navigation settings:

Use compass data

What is it?
If your compass calibration, as performed with the 3p Toolbox app, is not up-to-date with your location and/or aircraft and mounting setup, or the compass data has significant interference in flight, changing this setting may improve map products.
When should I use it?
If you have turned on image footprints and see clear misalignment between flight legs, processing with Use compass data disabled may improve results.

Enhance geolocation

What is it?
This setting applies additional processing to the sensor's attitude metadata.
When should I use it?
We recommend always leaving this setting on for initial processing. If you enable Image footprintsand see rotational misalignment or image placement errors, processing with Enhance geolocationdisabled may improve results.

Altitude is constant

What is it?
This setting is for users mounting specialized SlantRange systems to ground vehicles.
When should I use it?
(Do not mount your SlantRange sensor to a ground vehicle unless it was specially manufactured for this use case) Only enable this setting if your sensor is mounted to a ground vehicle. If this option is selected, you must manually enter the sensor's altitude above ground.


Sensor calibration settings

Auto boresight alignment

What is it?
This setting applies flight-specific calibration to the alignment of each of the system's narrowband sensors.
When should I use it?
We recommend always leaving this setting enabled upon initial processing. If flying at very low altitude (approximately 15 meters or less), disabling this setting may improve results.

Auto flat-field calibration

What is it?
This setting applies flight-specific calibration to vignetting correction processing.
When should I use it?
We recommend always leaving this setting enabled upon initial processing. If processing a very short flight, disabling this setting may improve results.

Image export options

  1. Convert pixel values to reflectance Depending on the intended use the exported images, you may wish to convert the pixels from false color to reflectance values.
  2. Use JPEG compression If working with a very large dataset and wanting to save memory space, you may want to select this option to JPEG compress the images.
  3. Trim images to valid content We recommend checking this box to remove pixels from the edges of each image plane that do not fall within the field of view of all the sensors.