The TopaqR advanced imaging system, used in conjunction with Fuji Prescale/ Pressurex stress indicating films, provides a perspective of the distribution and magnitude of stress between any contacting or impacting surfaces with a response time of no more than five seconds. Surface contact regions down to 0.003 in. (0.07 mm) wide can be analyzed, and multiple and single regions of interest can be compared and analyzed. A line scan function allows the user to assess narrow bands of stress over unusual and intricate shapes. The Grid-Maker feature applies a user designated mesh overlay to an image and assimilates the statistical data for each cell into Microsoft Excel format. A bicubic interpolation algorithm allows the system to enlarge an image without the usual increase in graininess.