Area tool

Button

Area button

Use

Click several points to obtain an area (closed path).

How to measure an area

Double-click the last point (point 7 in the example) to close the path.

Tips

To undo a mouse click, press the Esc key.

"Lasso" function: when using the path or area tools, the program will "sample" points when you press the Ctrl key whilst moving the mouse.

While you are moving the mouse to the next position, lengths and angles are displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the Digimizer window.

Measurements

The surface area, perimeter, length, width, centroid (geometric center), roundness, average intensity and hue are displayed in the Measurements list window (*).

When the option Show result after finalizing measurement is selected, then the area and perimeter are displayed in a small window next to the object.

Summary statistics for all areas, perimeters, lengths, widths and average intensities measured with the Area tool are displayed in the Statistics window.

*Only the parameters selected in the Measurements List Columns options box are displayed in the Measurements list window.

Lock tool

Lock buttonWhen the lock is Open, the program returns to Select mode after performing a measurement using the Area tool. Close the lock when you need to perform several measurements with the same tool. See Lock tool.

See also

 

 

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