Insight 5.5 provides a rich visual environment for working with collections of images and text. It allows simple to complex searches for finding and accessing images, and offers many ways of ordering and presenting text documentation. Images may be grouped and arranged according to user interest in a variety of ways. There is also a rich set of tools for grouping, arranging, editing, linking and viewing images.
Insight is available in both browser and JVA based versions. There are differences between the JVA and browser versions of Insight. However, they resemble each other in the way content is accessed and have the same general functions. This online Help only pertains to the JVA version of Insight.
Luna Imaging maintains a high-level of dedication to maintaining Insight's ability to blend into existing technical architecture seamlessly and interact directly with other systems. Currently, Insight's interoperability exists at the following levels:
Image Flexibility - Images stored on file systems can adopt other systems file naming requirements and still be accessed by Insight.
Data Flexibility - The open database structure can be accessed by any other application and has the ability to import data from existing systems such as Endeavor Voyager, ExLibris Aleph, custom MS Access databases, custom FileMaker Pro databases, and so forth.
Open Insight Collection Sharing - Insight's cross-collection searching engine enables complete interoperability between Insight collections for searching and sharing images and data across different platforms and/or metadata databases.. This makes Insight particularly well suited for collaborative initiatives that are often comprised of physically distributed and technically disparate members.
Interaction with Outside Systems - Insight can be launched from within any web-enabled application by using a remote launch string. The remote launch string is a URL that opens Insight and passes parameters that determine both the opening state of the software (thumbnail view or full image-size). and the image(s) to be viewed. Common uses of the remote launch string includes institution websites, library catalog systems, or museum collection management systems.