In the course of their research activities, OAPd scientists have developed a number of software tools to assist them in their research. Some of these software tools have evolved beyond simple programs that can be fully exploited by their developers only, into packages of more general applicability.

Three such tools are presented here: GASPHOT, a package for automatic derivation of photometric and structural parameters of galaxies, MORPHOT, a tool for the automatic estimate of galaxy morphology, and AIDA, an IDL package for analyzing images of galaxies with bright nucleus and to perform their decomposition in nuclear and galactic components.

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