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Image Acquisition Tool

(Removed) Acquire images and video from hardware

The Image Acquisition Tool app has been removed. Use the Image Acquisition Explorer app instead.


The Image Acquisition Tool enables you to explore, configure, and acquire data from your installed and supported image acquisition devices. You connect directly to your hardware and can preview and acquire image data.

Using this app, you can log the acquired image data to MATLAB® in several formats, and also generate a VideoWriter file. The Image Acquisition Tool provides a desktop environment that integrates a preview and acquisition area with acquisition parameters so that you can change settings and see the changes dynamically applied to your image data.

Image Acquisition Tool app

Open the Image Acquisition Tool App

  • MATLAB Toolstrip: On the Apps tab, under Image Processing and Computer Vision, click the app icon.

  • MATLAB command prompt: Enter imaqtool.

Programmatic Use

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imaqtool opens the Image Acquisition Tool, which enables you to explore, configure, and acquire data from image acquisition devices.

imaqtool(file) starts the tool and then immediately reads an Image Acquisition Tool configuration file, where file is the name of an IAT-file that you previously saved.

Version History

Introduced in R2007b

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