The SprintPic turnkey macro imaging system includes a scientific-grade digital camera with a software-controlled motorized zoom lens on a lighted copy stand. Its number of zoom levels accommodates a range of samples including pathology grossing sections. The SprintPic software provides a monitor-sized live-image preview with sliders for adjusting zoom level and iris aperture so users can see when their samples are ready for capture. Crosshair and grid reticles can be applied to the live preview to aid in counting or for visual inspection of part size. When users snap a photo, it is immediately ready for adding annotations, measurements, or for saving to reports; there is no need to wait for images to download.