Image Explorer will be a smart web portal for expert and less skilled users. It will classify, sort, order and select images thanks to numerical metadata, quantifications and new metrics provided by the software.
The app can take images from microscopes, cameras and telescopes. The sample is a re-visualization of supernova Cassiopeia. The "visual 3D" is not an effect but is derived from the numbers inherent in the image.
Experts who are familiar with their images can fill vocabularies to describe discernable shapes, patterns and objects and will be presented with lower and upper limits for the regions of their interest, so that they can determine averages and levels of tolerance.
Less skilled users can then operate high throughput processes to control quality and support decisions, regarding the overall sample as well as the "odd ones out".
A public web service for people's camera photos will become the general playground for looking at images through "software lenses" with many parameters for more depth, detail and new metrics of 3D realities.