ZEN Shortens the Path to Your Goal

ZEN – ZEISS Efficient Navigation – is the single user interface you will see on all light microscopy imaging systems from Carl Zeiss. ZEN microscope software leads you simply and quickly to the result.


  • Focus on What You Need
  • Select Fluorophore. Acquire. Done.
  • A Secure Format for Important Data
ZEN lite

ZEN lite for Windows

Download ZEN lite, your free copy of the powerful ZEN imaging software. Use this free microscope software to try out key features of the ZEN core package or simply install it as a viewer for your CZI files.


  • Create microscope images and simple video sequences
  • Manage images/videos and export them into various formats
  • Use simple report functions
ZEN 2 core

Smart. Precise. Open.

ZEISS ZEN 2 core combines maximum flexibility with minimum complexity in a single piece of software.


  • Smart: Easy-to-configure GUI for all types of tasks
  • Precise: Fast, repeatable, reproducible results
  • Open: Works with other software platforms and hardware accessories
ZEN 2 starter

Imaging Software for efficient microscopy

Key ZEN Features for Your Imaging Tasks

Download ZEN 2 starter, your free copy of the powerful ZEN 2 core imaging software. Use this free microscope software to try out key features of the ZEN 2 core package.


  • Control ZEISS microscope cameras
  • Use of generic workbenches
  • Standard basic post processing of Images
  • Create stitched Images using the panorama functionality
  • Export of results into different Image Formats.
  • Creation of Microsoft Word® Reports
AxioVision for Biology

Whether you are a beginner in digital microscopy or an imaging expert, AxioVision will guide you to reproducible results with the aide of structured workflows.


  • Control ZEISS microscopes and components interactively
  • Image import: lsm, bmp, tif, jpg, j2k, jp2, gif, tga, png, cal, mac, msp, ras, pct, eps, wmf, psd, img, cmp
  • Image export: bmp, jpg, j2k, tif, tga, png, psd, img, cmp, avi, mov
AxioVision for Materials

Material Science Software for Research and Engineering

Whether you are a modern metallurgist or an expert in steel microstructure analysis – AxioVision will guide you directly to reliable and reproducible results.


  • Image Acquisition
  • Image Processing
  • Image Analysis and Interpretation

Your software solution for SEM, FE-SEM and FIB-SEM

Choose between different operating modes for the GUI depending on your user level: full control of all operating parameters allows you to set certain levels of software control for different users. Or concise GUI developed for the occasional user with the major operating controls in one conveniently arranged control bar for ease of operation and increased productivity. Extend the functionality easily at anytime with extra modules for comprehensive image acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation.


  • SmartSEM
  • SmartPI
  • SmartBrowse
Atlas 5

Acquire EM Images Easier than Ever Before. Correlate Images in Multiple Scales.

Atlas 5 makes your life easier: create comprehensive multi-scale, multi-modal images with a sample-centric correlative environment.


  • Acquire EM Images Easier and Faster than Ever Before
  • Correlate Images from Multiple Sources
  • Understand Your Sample by Creating Unique Workflows

Reconstruct Your 2D SEM Images in 3D

Your scanning electron microscope measures and analyzes all kinds of samples in 2D: to analyze the surfaces of samples in 3D, use the system extension 3DSM. 3DSM, the computer-based application from ZEISS, provides you with topographical information by reconstructing a complete 3D model of the surface from SEM’s AsB-Detector signals.


  • Perform a 3D surface reconstruction of samples examined with electron microscopes equipped with an AsB or 4QBSD detector
  • Upgrade your MERLIN FE-SEM with 3DSM Metrology to gain automatic measurements and documentation in compliance with ISO 25178, DIN and ASME and other standards for routine checks
PALM RoboSoftware

Microdissection focused on convenience and simplicity

Loading your slides and collection vessels, drawing regions of interest, and starting the laser – done.


  • Imaging with Autofocus, Navigator (Overview image) or Image Analysis
  • Laser Microdissection and Collection with laser settings calibration
  • Management of LCM objects (Element List)
  • Automated change of collection vessels
  • Documentation with “Auto-Save” of images and data management (Information-Center)
Microscopy Apps

Experience microscopy with the touch of your fingers

Light Lab for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is your fully interactive spectra configuration tool for fluorescence microscopy.


  • Light Lab
  • ZEN browser
  • ZEN remote
  • Labscope
  • Matscope