Matrox Imaging offers two comprehensive application development environments: the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) software development toolkit (SDK) and the flowchart-based, integrated development environment (IDE), Matrox Design Assistant. Both include all the tools necessary to build robust machine vision applications, tackling critical guidance, identification, and inspection tasks with ease. Matrox Imaging leverages technological advances and industry-best practices to deliver practical vision tools to users. Photometric stereo is one such tool. This feature brings out hard-to-spot surface anomalies—such as embossing, engraving, scratches, or indentations—from a series of images taken with directional illumination driven by the LSS-2404 Light Sequencing Switch.