Perform a task on your Personal Computer that could formerly be done only by a large, clunky, expensive machine, and do it better. This Instructable uses a lot of words to describe a fairly easy procedure, but the payoff is worth it. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wag your tail.To see my related Instructables, click on "unclesam" just below the title above or in the INFO box to the right. On the new page that appears, repeatedly click "NEXT" to see all of them.
Step 1: What the Blink?
A Blink Comparator is a device that aids visual inspection of one complex object or image as compared against another. The comparator causes even small and subtle differences between the two to visually blink at the viewer. I provide a source for demonstration image pairs and instructions for capturing and blinking them.
PC running Windows XP, which includes Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. PAINT program to capture, trim and save pairs of images on the computer. The blink effect can probably be implemented using many other programs and on MACs.
To download a free image editor and viewer that will blink two images, see IRFANVIEW in Comments section below this Instructable for details.