Minimum hardware requirements:
Operating System Requirements:
Administrator account access or access with administrator privilege is required for installation. To install BlueView:
The main features of BlueView are:
Log image viewing and manipulation power—Loaded images can be quickly scrolled to any portion. Open two or more images side by side, visually align them pixel by pixel, lock, and scroll them together. Immediately print them or save them as a single composite image with this alignment tool. Images can be zoomed. A Pan window allows total image review and fast movement to areas of interest. Auto width scaling fills the window width regardless of image DPI.
Segmentation and reassembly of images—Images can graphically broken into smaller segments, then reassembled into new logs or combined as side-by-side log displays, with vertical depth matching.
PDS to TIFF conversion—BlueView is primarily designed to work with Schlumberger PDS log graphic files. They are quickly converted to TIFF at user controlled resolution and loaded into BlueView for manipulation.
Open common image files formats—Load virtually any TIFF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, or WMF image file—including those compressed with LZW compression—and other standard raster image files of any color depth or resolution. Mixed resolutions are compensated for when viewing, printing, and saving.
Printing—Printing for the single or combined images to any windows supported printer at full, half, or any scaling. Printing to exact original or scaled dimensions is supported. Print preview is available.
Annotation—Images can have many types of full color annotations applied that stay as editable objects, even after being saved. Specific well image markup tools to quickly place formation and various interval markers such as perforation, DST, and core can be depth indexed and placed directly on the image.
Depth indexed markup—The log images can be depth indexed to allow for direct and accurate application of formation top markings, DST intervals, or any common graphic marker. Tables of markup items can be saved and retrieved for quick, efficient application.
Image overlay—Two images can be overlaid with transparency for quick comparison. Black grid lines can be removed.
Text to TIFF—Blocks of user-formatted text can be converted to TIFF image files and appended to log images. You can say all you want about the interpretation and decisions for the logs.
DPI compensation—Image files of various dots per inch resolution (X and Y) can be combined and scaled to a common size.
Well name and comments inclusion—The well name and other general comments can be added to the TIFF files for complete record keeping. The well name appears above the printed images. These comments are stored in the TIFF images.
Saving—Images can be saved to any common raster format at any color depth and in several compressed formats. Images can also be placed on the windows clipboard for easy transfer to other programs.
Continuous Printing—Successful continuous printing of images without margin gaps will depend on the physical ability of the printer to print to the top and bottom of its pages and the related settings of its software drivers. Some experimentation may be necessary to achieve desired results. Continuous printing has been accomplished on Epson 1520/3000 Printrex 840 DL/DLG and HP wide plotters (650/750/1050, etc). Most printers that support “Banner” mode should be able to print continuously.
BlueView lacks an option to control the pages that are printed but there are several workarounds:
Segment selection—During segmentation, when the user drags above or below the window, the image will scroll as long as the user continues to move the mouse slightly. If the mouse is held steady outside of the image window, the image will not scroll until the user supplies mouse input. This offers precise control of how much the image scrolls to prevent runaway scrolling on PCs with fast video. During segmentation, when the user drags below the window bottom, the image scrolls downward as described above. If the user then drags back upward past the TOP of the window, causing the image to then scroll upward, the resulting segment selection will not extend to the lowest dragged image position, but will begin from where the upward scrolling began. Always select a segment while dragging in one consistent direction (up or down) with only as much reverse movement that will not cause reverse image scrolling.
Annotating long files—Certain annotations objects (lines, arrows, freehand line, open and closed polygons) placed using the a annotation tools may not burn into the image successfully if they are past the 32767th scan line of the image. This is about 437 inches down from the top a 75-DPI image. All annotations objects are properly saved and restored to their correct locations regardless of their position, it is only when they are made to become part of the image (“Burned in,” see the online help file top “Working with Annotations”) that the problem will occur.
Other—Very large image files may require more memory than is available to load and display. A warning to this effect before an image is loaded or an out of memory message during loading should indicate when this will be a problem. Black-and-white files consume much less memory and are the best choice if color is not necessary.BlueView does not support multipage TIFF files.Resolution for error message “Unexpected error during BlueView Load. Error was: A form can’t be moved or sized while minimized or maximized.” This can occur when using Matrox Powerdesk-HF Desktop Management utility for Parahelia 128 multi-monitor setup. Solution: Change settings in Matrox Powerdesk-HF Desktop Management > Application > Specific Settings: Add BlueView and uncheck “Save/Restore window positions.”
BlueView provides a native Windows interface from where users can view, annotate, segment, merge, convert, save, and print TIFF log image graphics.
To view PDS or TIFF image files:
To annotate a loaded image file:
To save an annotated image file:
To Convert a loaded Image file:
To print an image
Report problems with BlueView to Schlumberger Technical Support via e-mail at email@example.com. Include the following information in your email message when you report a problem:
Also, please attach any related data or graphics files to the e-mail message reporting the problem. Schlumberger will treat client data with full confidentiality and will destroy the data after the issue has been resolved.