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Exporting Data and Printing Lab Reports from LI-COR® Image Studio Lite Software

WOO HOO! You are done analyzing your Western blot data with Image Studio Lite. SUPER JOB!!

Now, I bet you want to export your data and create a lab report to give to your boss, right? Image Studio Lite offers the ability to export data for use in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel – and this video tutorial will walk you just how to do this.

In this last video tutorial, you will learn how to print a lab report from Image Studio Lite software. You can create standardized or custom lab reports (add your institution logo, lab name, etc) that can be shared with colleagues — and your boss! — or used to create daily research logs.

If at any time you need a refresher on how to use Image Studio Lite, you can view all of the tutorial videos and access all the support documents on our Image Studio Support page.

Image Studio Lite – A Dream Come True, Without the Unicorn

How Can I Set the Background and Adjust the Image Appearance in Image Studio Lite?

Glad you asked! :-) So, you’ve started your Western blot analysis in Image Studio Lite. Great! (For a refresher, see Using Image Studio Lite, the Free Western Blot Analysis Software – Image Display and Analysis.) But what about setting the right background subtraction method? Hum. . . . .well, this short video tutorial will walk you through exactly how to do this.

Background subtraction method selected – check!

Okay, next you might want to adjust your Western blot image appearance. This can be done by using the Brightness/Contrast slider located on the right hand side of the screen. This quick video tutorial also shows you how you can do more advanced adjustments by using image Lookup histograms or Lookup tables.

Wow! Your Western blot image analysis is looking pretty darn good! Great job!

Have you told your friends about Image Studio Lite? Be sure to spread the word about this easy-to-use (and FREE!) Western blot analysis software. Just tell them to go right away to the Image Studio Lite web page and download their free copy. And, now that you have reviewed the tutorials so far – you can help them really get going fast!

Next up – exporting data and printing lab reports.

To see all of the tutorial videos and support documents, visit the Image Studio Support page.

Image Studio Lite – A Dream Come True, Without the Unicorn

Using Image Studio Lite, the Free Western Blot Analysis Software – Image Display and Analysis

Okay, if you followed the last post on creating a work area and importing images into Image Studio Lite, you are now ready to learn how to easily alter the image display. You can adjust the way the image is displayed in Image Studio Lite by using the “Choose Display Assistant” or chooser.

Once you have imported your Western blot image and have adjusted it to be just how you like it, you can now add shapes and begin analysis in Image Studio Lite. Luke Miller (of ImageJ tutorial fame) also wrote some really informative, helpful instructions on how to use Image Studio Lite.

Wow! That was pretty easy, wasn’t it? If you haven’t yet, GO!, download a copy of this free Western Blot analysis software from LI-COR now! To see all of the tutorial videos and support documents, visit the Image Studio Support page.

(And, again, bonus brownie points for telling your friends about Image Studio Lite! :-))

Image Studio Lite – A Dream Come True, Without the Unicorn

Create a Work Area and Import an Image into Image Studio Lite (Free Western Blot Analysis Software)

In this series of posts, you will discover how easy it is to use Image Studio Lite. This free Western blot analysis software from LI-COR® allows you to easily create your own work area and then import image from numerous sources. So, if you have an old film scan, or an image from another chemiluminescent Western blot imaging system, try using this free Western blot analysis software. In subsequent posts, we will talk about the other functionalities of Image Studio Lite.

The first video in this post will show you how to open Image Studio Lite software and create a work area. (If you need to find out the installation requirements for Image Studio Lite, see the 17-Jul-13 Post, Computer Requirements to Get Started with Free LI-COR® Image Studio Lite Software).

This second video walks through the steps needed to import an image into Image Studio Lite. Image Studio Lite analyzes images in the tif, png, or jpeg format as well as images acquired with past versions of the Odyssey® or Pearl® imaging systems software.

Download FREE Image Studio Lite Western Blot Analysis Software from LI-COR and get started right away! (Bonus points for telling your friends about it too! :-))

Image Studio Lite – A Dream Come True without the Unicorn!

Computer Requirements to Get Started with Free LI-COR® Western Blot Analysis Software

Image Studio Lite - Free Western Blot Analysis Software from LI-CORImage Studio Lite is Western blot analysis software that is compatible with most image files and systems and is available for FREE download from the LI-COR website. Here are 3 short videos that will get you up and running quickly with Image Studio Lite, whether you have a Mac®-based system or a Windows®-based system.

For additional video tutorials and support documents to optimize your use of Image Studio Lite, visit our Image Studio Lite Support page.

Haven’t downloaded Image Studio Lite yet? Do it now – and tell your friends about it!

Multiplex Western Blotting System Turbo-Charges Western Blot Results Output

Example of Multiplexed Western Blot using the MPX Blotting SystemMultiplexing is a powerful tool that allows you to get more out of your Western blots. Multiplex detection becomes possible when you utilize the MPX™ (Multiplex) Blotting System and LI-COR IRDye® near-infrared fluorescent dye-labeled secondary antibodies.

Multiplex Westerns can be imaged on any of the Odyssey® Imagers and provide results for a possible maximum of 48 targets on a single membrane — 24 per channel with two-color detection — and the option for quantitative analysis, saving you time and reagents! The MPX Blotting System can be used if you need to optimize:

Watch this 4 minute video on how easy it is to get the most out of multiplexing with the MPX Blotting System. You can also download the handy MPX Blotter User Guide.

Easy-to-Use Image Studio v3.1 Software Now Available for all Odyssey® and Pearl® Imaging Systems


Image Studio Software
from LI-COR® is available for Mac® and Windows® computers. This intuitive software allows researchers to:

  • Create individual work spaces
  • Import tif, jpg, or png images from Odyssey, Pearl®, or other imaging systems
  • Image and export data
  • Customize lab notebooks

Upgrade your current Odyssey or Pearl Imager software and all the benefits of this new, improved Image Studio Software.

If you would like to get an idea of how easy Image Studio Software is to use, try our free version – Image Studio Lite. Image Studio Lite allows you to analyze Western blot images but does not operate your LI-COR instrument to acquire images. Try it FREE – download now!

FREE Western Blot Analysis Software from LI-COR® – Image Studio Lite!

FREE Image Studio Lite Software Download - Western Blot Analysis
Image Studio Lite is Western blot analysis software that is compatible with most image files and systems and is available as a FREE download from the LI-COR website.

Just fill in the form and you will receive an email with a link to your Image Studio Lite download (Mac® and Windows® versions available). Watch the short tutorial videos and learn about all of the features and functions of Image Studio Lite.

With this free Western blot analysis software, you can:

  • Import images from numerous sources
  • Adjust brightness/contrast
  • Define bands using shapes tools
  • Obtain relative fluorescent units for shapes
  • Export images and data
  • Create lab notebooks

What can you do with Image Studio Lite? Find out in this short introductory video!

Image Studio Software Compatible with Mac® Systems Now Available from LI-COR!

Image Studio Software for Mac and PC

Image Studio is an extremely simple and easy-to-use imaging software. It is compatible with the Odyssey® CLx, Odyssey Classic, and Odyssey Fc Imaging Systems.

  • Easy to use – training for new users is fast and simple
  • Intuitive, application-driven ribbon interface
  • Supports nine different types of analyses, including Western blots, DNA gel documentation, and small animal imaging

NOW! Compatible with Mac and PC computers!

For more information on Image Studio Software for Mac and PC, visit our website.