Core Chopper

Turn boxed core images into depth-indexed image strips for import into your petrophysics program.

A system of templates means that you can batch convert images (as long as they are all similarly aligned), saving hours of time.

The picture here shows a typical input photograph. The program will calculate the depths of each box section, remove the surrounding text, box features and scales, and write out six depth-indexed BMP or CGM images for import into another software package.


Many filename formats are supported:

  • dddd_d-dddd_d e.g. name_1000_0-1015_0.JPG, for a JPeg that covers 1000 to 1015 feet
  • dddd_dd-dddd_dd e.g. name_1000_00-1015_00.JPG, ditto
  • ddddd_d-ddddd_d e.g. name_01000_0-01015_0.JPG, ditto
  • ddddd_dd-ddddd_dd e.g. name_01000_00-01015_00.JPG, ditto
  • dddd.d-dddd.d e.g. name_1000.0-1015.0.JPG, ditto
  • dddd.dd-dddd.dd e.g. name_1000.00-1015.00.JPG, ditto
  • ddddd.d-ddddd.d e.g. name_01000.0-01015.0.JPG, ditto
  • ddddd.dd-ddddd.dd e.g. name_01000.00-01015.00.JPG, ditto

If any of these are used, then the depth ranges will be picked up automatically when the image is loaded

  • Horizontal images can be used.
  • Vertical splits can specified (this is useful for splitting a long scanned core report into manageable chunks)
  • You can save a session – including images, depths and any rectangles – at any point by choosing ‘Save session’.
  • Select ‘Load session’ to open a file selection window and resume your chosen session.

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