Picolay for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2021-12-22
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

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Optimizing 2D Images

PICOLAY is a free multimedia software by Heribert Cypionka. The non-commercial use z-stacking software is built for graphic designing series of pictures. Z-stacking utilizes multiple 2D color maps, 3D projections and even true stereo images. It only has a minimal footprint in any system. This software can produce an impressive image with 3D effects. It requires a series of images taken at varying focus levels with the same subject in order to project a 3D image with sharp areas. One of the advantages of the multimedia software is it optimizes every parameter of an image. Elements like size, colors and sharpness are emphasized with z-stacking. The available image editing tools are white balance, as well as flat-field background and so much more.


  • Minimal system resource consumption
  • For microscopic images
  • Enhances a single image subject
  • Frequently updated


  • For non-commercial use only
  • Must have single image subject with multiple focus levels
  • Requires multiple photos with the same format
  • May not support some image formats

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Picolay for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2021-12-22
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

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