A form allows users to enter and save the components (filters, light source, camera) in each optical configuration on their microscope(s), and renders a custom spectra viewer, facilitating microscope-specific efficiency calculations for any dye or FP spectrum in the database. Each filter is shown with a link to the respective vendor page, and users may enter notes to be displayed below each optical configuration. A permanent URL allows microscope pages to be shared or embedded elsewhere (such as in a lab or core facility website). The ‘share’ button (below graph to the left (curved arrow symbol)) renders a URL that reconstructs the current settings, for sharing or teaching purposes. Users may also add spectra that are missing from the database.