Cosmetic Imaging

The Cosmetic Imaging toolbar 

The Cosmetic Imaging module can be added to DentalEye Lite or PRO. The functions are mainly meant for use to manipulate color images to let the patient see what a particular treatment can do for her/him. 
The toolbar can be docked to the side of the workspace or dragged to a free-floating position. 
Place the cursor to the left of the cosmetic toolbar, the cursor turns into two crossed arrows. 
Press left-mouse and drag the toolbar to the workspace area or dock the toolbar at the workspace's edge 
The cosmetic toolbar can also be docked to another toolbar, e. g. the X-ray toolbar. 
See a presentation of the Cosmetic Imaging module. 
See How to use Cosmetic Imaging. 

The Clone tool 
The Clone-function is used to copy an identical part from an area on the image to another area. The idea is to enable the user to pick up color as well as structure from an area and use it on another area. E.g. make a tooth wider or longer, painting new soft tissue over a tooth that is to big.  
1 Click the Clone button  on the Cosmetic tool bar. 
2 Press right mouse button and drag to mark an area, a circle appears determining the clone (pick up) area. Release the right mouse button when the area is marked. 
3 Place the crossbar where the image shall be painted. Press the left mouse button and paint with the mouse as you can see the pick up circle moves the same way as the crossbar.  
If needed release the button and select another pick up area.  
4 When ready click the Reset button on the common tool bar, to end the Clone manipulation. The manipulations remains in the image. 

The Marker tool 
The Marker tool is used to create a selection by defining an area of the image. E.g. a computer does not now what is teeth on an image that must be defined by the user. 
There are three tools for marking an area: 
Paint Marker -  paints the area to mark. 
Magic Marker - automatically marks the teeth area inside a rectangle. 
Freehand - mark an area by drawing aborder around it. 

Paint Marker 
Click the radio button Paint Marker in the dialogue box 
Press the left mouse button and paint the area to be marked. The selected area is marked in light blue. Erase by pressing down the right mouse button. 
Click the double down arrow button in the title bar and the dialogue box displays different Shapes and Sizes that can be selected. 
Magic marker 
Click and drag the mouse diagonally over the tooth area to form a rectangle that covers the area to mark. 
Release the mouse button, the selected area becomes a light blue. Do it over again in smaller portions if the teeth were not properly marked. Or add to the marked area by using the Paint marker tool. 
Freehand marker 
Draw a border around the area to be marked. When the border surrounds an area it will be defined as marked and colored in a blue shade. 

Work with the marked area 
Click the Copy button and the selected area becomes a layer over the actual image. The layer can be: 
Moved with drag and drop technique. 
Mirror imaged by clicking the Flip button.  
Rotated in 90° segments by clicking the Rotate button. 
Turned by aiming on the area and press down the right mouse button and move the mouse. 
Resized by draging a border or a corner of the area.  
Transparency makes the layer transparent and thereby easier to fit onto the original structure in the image. 
Brightness, Saturation and Contrast can be changed to make the layer blend in. 
Stretch from center should be marked if the layer or a clipart smile is to be resized equally to the right and the left. If a tooths is marked and a diastema is closed this function should be off since the tooth shall only be enlarged in one direction. 
Click the Apply button and the layer will become a part of the image. The old selection can be moved and placed to a new area. 
Note: Clicking the Reset  button during the Marking selections, clears the image and the dialogue box is closed. The selections appears again when clicking the Marking button if no other manipulations have been done in between. 
The Color manipulator 
Click the icon and a slide bar is displayed. Drag the slider towards the right to whiten the marked area. 
If more specific tools are needed click the double down arrow. Now you can play with a variety of tools in a very detailed way. 

The diffuser tool 
When manipulation is made on an image this tool is used to smooth out edges and unatural borders on the image. You can select the size of the diffuser from the drop down list. Then press down the left mouse button and paint over the area to be smoothed out. 

Clipart is a library with images that can be used in the patient image. The library could either be purchased as an add on module or built on your own images and copied into the directory ..\Program files\DentalEye\Clipart and subdirectories under Clipart. 
The Clipart image can either be imported as is and moved and resized into the right position or it can be imported into a marked area. 
A typical situation when a Clipart is imported directly to an image is when a tooth needs to be replaced with a new. Just click the Clipart button and choose the image from the Cliparts in the taskpane. Resize and move it into the right position. 
Another situation is when a complete new smile is needed, in this case it is better to mark the area inside the lips with the Free-hand marker  and then import the Clipart full smile image and resize it inside the marked area, it will never spill over the lips.