uScope Navigator (Scan) Overlap Settings
uScope Navigator (Scan)

Information in this article applies to:

  • uScope Navigator V4.0 and Later

Article ID: NSC1135 — Created: 28 Jan 2018 — Reviewed: 11 Jun 2018


What overlap settings are available for scanned fields? How do I select the overlap that's correct for my situation?


Overlap Settings Overlap settings are available from the Device Settings — Scan Options dialog. Available options are:

  • Overlap to Stitch
    This is the default overlap setting. When selected, 128 pixels are used for X and Y overlaps.
  • Tiled (No Overlap)
    Use this setting when you want the image fields captured with no overlap. Due to the accuracy of the uScope stage, there may be a small number of pixels of overlap.
  • Custom Overlap
    Use this setting when you want to specify the number of pixels of overlap used while scanning. This may be required for regions that are especially difficult to stitch.
  • Underlap
    Use this setting when you want no overlap or a gap between adjacent fields. This option was added in uScope Navigator v4.3.

In general, if you want to whole slide images (like deep zoom or SVS) you should select the Overlap to Stitch option. In some cases, you may need to manually specify a larger overlap using the Custom option.

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