FTIR Software. Power Tools for your Infrared Spectra.

User Interface

  • Intuitive modeless tool-box based design increases productivity by minimizing navigation
  • Easy to learn because all data manipulations use a similar interface
  • Tabbed data workspaces help to organize work sessions
  • Save and restore complete work sessions
  • Undo changes to data to any level
  • Integrated with windows explorer for use as a file viewer
  • Powerful interactive spectral display features for visual analysis of data
  • Powerful batch processing capabilities allow the user to easily create sequences of commands in order to automate repetive tasks

Data Display

  • Spectra data display includes interactive expand, roll and zoom
  • Autoscale X, Y, or X and Y
  • Control over the display colors including the color of individual spectra in a window
  • Data can be displayed in Full-Screen mode for increased resolution
  • Live cursor position read-out in data units
  • Overlay, stack, and superImpose display modes for visual comparison of spectra
  • Export spectral display to standard graphics file formats, including metafiles
  • Accepts files dropped from Windows Explorer

Free Infrared File Viewer

The file viewing features of Essential FTIR are still available after the trial period has expired. Data in all supported file formats can still be viewed. In this mode, the available features are limited to those that relate to file viewing. These tools are enabled in the free viewer mode:
  • File Browser
  • Display Setup
  • File Finder
  • Saved Workspaces
  • Header Information
  • Audit Trail Viewer

Report Generation

  • Reports are generated in .rtf (Rich Text File) format, which can most word processors can read and write, including Word and WordPad (aka write.exe)
  • Tabulated results can be exported to Excel, Files, or to the clipboard.

  • Data Handling

    • Built-in file browser with data preview
    • Built-in file finder
    • Full automatic audit trail support keeps track of and documents all changes to data
    • The audit trail is automatically saved with the data
    • Save and restore complete work sessions
    • Workspaces (the data windows and all the data contained in them) can be saved to disk for later recall
    • Spectral Search and user libraries
    • Library Search: a library in eFTIR is simply a directory containing datafiles
    • Search is performed in the background, allowing the user to continue with other tasks
    • View and edit file header information
    • Edit datapoints directly in a built-in spreadsheet and instantly preview the result
    • Spectral data can be exported directly into Excel spreadsheets
    • Spectral data can be exported to .csv (comma-separated value ASCII) files
    • Infinite-level undo of all data changes

    Spectral Manipulations

    • Zap spectral regions, with zeros or interpolated lines, with the capability of adding noise back into the zapped regions
    • Manual Baseline Correction
    • Automatic Baseline Correction
    • Manual Spectral Subtraction
    • X-Axis Shift and Stretch
    • Take derivatives of spectral data
    • FFT, ratio, absorbance, transmittance conversions
    • FFT: Fast Fourier Transform of interferograms, with control over zero-filling, apodization and phase correction
    • Convert data between Absorbance, Transmittance, and Diffuse Reflectance formats
    • 5 to 99 point smoothing, with Savitsky-Golay, moving average, Hannig and Hamming window methods
    • Interpolate / Decimate to change the resolution of the spectral data
    • Manual Interactive Spectral Subtraction
    • Automatic Spectral Subtraction optimized over a user-selected region
    • Offset data by constant
    • Scale data by constant
    • Truncate to change the spectral data limits
    • Kramers-Kroning transform using the Maclaurin method
    • Raman Shift correction: with user supplied excitation frequency
    • Advanced ATR Correction: Attenuated Total Reflectance corrects for dispersion and depth of penetration
    • Normalizations: Normalize the data to a minimum, a range, or using Vector Normalization
    • Match spectra: set a group of spectra to have the same starting and ending values and number of data points

    Synthesize Data

    • Average / Add / Add with weights lists of individual datafiles to create new data
    • Interactively add peaks to data by stretching data points
    • Edit data: edit datapoints directly in a spreadsheet and instantly preview the result
    • Create synthetic spectra from user-supplied peak tables with optional noise, baseline offset and baseline slope

    Data Analysis

    • Compute integrated areas of spectral regions
    • Peak Picking automatically tabulates the peaks in a spectrum
    • Peak Measurement: computes peak height using user-supplied peak endpoints
    • Signal-to-Noise: computes signal-to-noise ratio over user-defined limits
    • Spectral Library Search: search unknown spectra against libraries of data.

    Quantitative Analysis

    • Beer's Law Quant is included in the Core version of eFTIR
    • Partial Least Squares (PLS) and Classical Least Squares (CLS) are available as add-ons

    Spectral Library Search

    Scripting, Programming and Automation

    • eFTIR embeds the open-source Python programming language, which is widely used in scientific program. Python includes modules for advanced numeric programming and data processing. eFTIR can accomodate custom data processing by its ability to execute scripts written in Python.
    • Powerful built-in batch processing. Users can create sequences of processing steps without having to write any programming code. A sequence editor makes it easy to automate repetitive tasks.
    • Remote control for integration in multi-instrument applications. eFTIR has a built-in network socket interface that is used to accept commands from remote programs. The remote program can be running on the same computer or any computer on the network.

    Supported File Formats

    Essential FTIR can read data from most spectroscopy file formats. New file formats can be supported free of charge. Contact info@essentialFTIR.com for information

    Supported File Formats for Saving Data

    • Grams (Galactic, Spectra-Calc) (.spc)
    • JCAMP-DX (.dx, .jdx)
    • ASCII (x,y) pairs (.csv)
    • AIT (Analect) .asf
    • Perkin Elmer (.sp)
    • Excel (.xls) (Export only)
    • Matlab (.mat) (Export only)

    Supported Instruments

    Instruments are supported through separate plug-ins, which can be downloaded from the 'Supported Instruments' page.