Image processing made easy
Integrated user interfaceControl the camera, image acquisition, and image processing from the pylon Viewer
Graphical programmingFast results thanks to intuitive programming
Robust performanceFor reliable integration into your application
Modular licensesBuy only the features you need
pylon vTools features
Easy creation in pylon Viewer
Create image processing functions quickly and easily in the pylon Viewer Workbench, where you can select, insert, configure, combine, and test individual processing steps as vTools. Save image processing functions created in the Workbench as a Recipe file and use them in your own applications.
Precise adjustment on live images
The vTools Workbench allows you to test and adjust individual image processing steps or entire processing sequences—all while manipulating a live image. This allows you to quickly and easily achieve optimal performance and accuracy for your application.
Flexible integration with pylon APIs
Popular pylon APIs allow you to integrate the image processing functions into your own applications. They offer a variety of simple functions for loading and executing recipe files, allowing you to evaluate the results in your program code. You can also adjust your application settings with the recipe file using the pylon Viewer—without having to modify or recompile the application code.
pylon vTools: configure your code reading functions easily
Simplify image processing with our user-friendly code reading vTools for Barcode, QR Code, and Data Matrix. The graphical programing structure makes it as easy as connecting the dots within the pylon software suite.
Learn more about how Basler's code reading vTools can benefit your application in our short video.
Our Workbench - how image processing works with pylon
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Frequently Asked Questions
Basler's pylon vTools are included in the current pylon installation, so start by downloading and installing pylon as usual. The pylon vTools can then be easily activated with a link in the pylon Viewer, all you need to do is provide a valid email address. You can then test out vTools in the pylon Viewer Workbench for 80 days after activation.
To evaluate the pylon APIs for integrating functions into your own program code, you will need an evaluation license. Just use the link below to submit a request. Evaluation licenses are valid for 180 days and may only be used for evaluation purposes.
To activate the full functionality of pylon vTools without time restrictions, you can use this website to purchase a commercial license.
The license versions differ in functionalities, performance and price. The Starter license version has a limited range of functions and features but is available at a low price. The Basic and Pro versions offer more functionalities and performance but at a higher price point. Check out the "Specifications" section of the vTool to decide which license version best fits your use case and try it out for yourself with a free 80-day trial.
You will receive a ticket number by email for requested commercial or evaluation licenses. This number allows you to access the ordered licenses within our license portal and import them to a dongle or directly to the system with the pylon installation. More detailed information will be included in the email with the ticket number.
Evaluation licenses do not require a dongle. Once imported, they are bound to the system and are not replaceable or transportable.
Commercial licenses can be bound to a computer or a dongle. System-bound licenses do not require additional hardware, but are bound to one system. Dongle licenses can be moved from one system to another. You can choose what works best for you.
One license is valid for one pylon installation, regardless of the number of connected cameras.
Since vTools are an extension of pylon, they will work with all Basler 2D cameras that are supported by pylon.
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