LI‑COR® Acquisition Software Quick Start

This guide will get you started using LI‑COR Acquisition Software with an Odyssey Imager.

The Empiria Studio® Software Quick Start Guide covers getting started with analysis.

Download and Install LI‑COR Acquisition Software

Ensure you have the correct permissions to install software on the computer you want to use, and ensure that your computer has the required specifications. LI‑COR Acquisition is not available for macOS.

  1. Download LI‑COR Acquisition from licor.com/DownloadLAS.

  2. Click the downloaded installer file.

  3. Follow the steps in the installation wizard to complete installation.

Check Computer's Sleep Settings

If your computer goes to sleep during image acquisition, the image acquisition may not complete as expected.

Work with the appropriate people from your organization to ensure that the computer does not go to sleep during image acquisition. The most reliable way to ensure the computer does not go to sleep is to ensure your computer's settings prevent it from going to sleep automatically. To change the settings, go to Start > Settings > System > Power & sleep or click this link: Power & sleep settings.

Start LI‑COR Acquisition

Start LI‑COR Acquisition Software by double-clicking the LI‑COR Acquisition icon on the Desktop.

Create an Image Data Folder

You will be prompted to create an Image Data Folder A folder on your computer's hard drive where internal LI‑COR Acquisition data will be saved. where LI‑COR Acquisition can store internal software data. Follow guidelines in the software.

Do not put your Image Data Folder on a network drive. Software can be slow when accessing network folders, and data can be lost if multiple people access the data simultaneously.

  1. Open the Windows File Explorer .

  2. Create an overall folder to hold Image Folders (e.g., "LI-COR Acquisition Images"), then create an Image Data Folder within the overall folder (e.g., "Image Folder 1").

    Example Image Folder Structure. You and your research group must choose a folder structure that works for you.
  3. In LI‑COR Acquisition, select the Image Data Folder (e.g., "Image Folder 1").

Acquire Your First Image

  1. Click Scan .

  2. Click New Username.

    Your LI‑COR Acquisition username helps you track your acquired images and is not associated with your LI‑COR account.

  3. Select the imager you want to use, and click Connect.

  4. Choose an image acquisition workflow.

    • To use preset settings that are generally recommended as a starting point, click the name of the assay you want to image.

    • To use custom settings, click Custom. You may use custom settings, for example, if you are optimizing imaging settings for your particular assay.

Export Acquisitions and Images

  1. On the Home page, click Image Gallery .

  2. Select one Acquisition or multiple Acquisitions to export.

    Use SHIFT + Click or CTRL + Click to select multiple Acquisitions.
  3. From the menu above the Image Gallery, click an export option.

    Export to Analyze: Export the Acquisitions to a file that can be brought into Empiria Studio for analysis.

    Export to Publish or Present: Export an image file to use in a presentation or publication. These image formats should not be used for analysis.