The MosaiX module of the proprietary AxioVision 4.2 imaging software completely controls the digital camera and motorized stage to automatically record, analyze and archive digital images and image series. The module is suitable for many applications in quality inspection, materials analysis, metal, plastics or materials laboratories; environment analysis; or micromechanics, geology, mineralogy and forensic science. It combines individual frames to form a single, large image of an entire surface or large object. However, it is completely automatic, precisely positioning the object during the recording sequence using the motorized stage and using a correlation algorithm to form a single, high-resolution overview image. This module retains the pixel accuracy of the original individual images while precisely combining the overlapping images so that all the important details of the specimen are recorded. Users then navigate around the object for further individual analyses using the image like a map.