Image-Pro Plus 7.0 includes microscope and stage automation tools which were previously available only as add-ons. Users can control their microscope stages in any X, Y, or Z direction and control motorized filter wheels, shutters, filter sliders and lamp settings. Automation speeds also have been accelerated for several pieces of microscopy hardware. Other features include the optional 3D Surface Inspector tool which allows researchers to explore the depth of their z-stacks using manual measurements. In addition to quantitative analysis tools, users can create 3-D visualizations and AVI animations to share with others. A new Macro Browser ensures quick access to a variety of macros.