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Saving Image Acquisition Tool Configurations

You can save the configuration information about any of your device formats. This includes any parameters you set on any of the tabs in the Acquisition Parameters pane. Then when you return to the tool, you can load the configuration so that you do not have to reset those parameters.

To save a configuration:

  1. Select File > Save Configuration.

    The Save Configuration dialog box opens.

  2. Decide what configuration(s) to save.

    The Save Configuration dialog box lists the currently selected device format, as well as any others you selected in the Hardware Browser during the tool session. All formats are selected by default, meaning their configurations will be saved. If you do not want to save a configuration, clear it from the list.

  3. Click Save.

    The Save File dialog box opens.

  4. Enter a file name and click Save.

The configuration is saved to an Image Acquisition Tool (IAT) file in the location you specified.

You can then open the saved configuration file in a future tool session by selecting File > Open Configuration. In the Open Configuration dialog box, browse to an IAT file and click Open.


You can also export hardware configuration information to other formats such as a MATLAB code file or a MAT-file that can be accessed from MATLAB®. See Exporting Image Acquisition Tool Hardware Configurations to MATLAB.