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Multi-Channels Image and Stack Helper

Friday 6 April 2012, by Gilles Carpentier


The "Multi-Channels Image and Stack Helper" allows a fast and simple 16 bit multidimensional level adjusting.

This toolset proposes a regroupment of ImageJ functions useful to make some easy image and multidimensional stacks visualisations. It also proposes some automatic level adjustment options, and some convenient editing functionalities, especially for documents with a bit depth greater than 8.

The "Multi-Channels Image and Stack Helper", was programmed in ImageJ’s macro language to simplify and systematize the importing of stacks obtained with the sofware CellSens from an Olympus confocal microscope IX80 DSU. It is functional for any microscope generating "tif" format image files. Some functions are the "light" version of some pre-existant ImageJ functions, or simple shortcuts for most used functions, some others are customized ImageJ functions [1].


- First version: 5 March 2012

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[1] Image source for the picture: slide through the courtesy of Damien Destouches, image acquisition and processing from the author. IX81 DSU inverted Olympus microscope and Orca Hamamatsu R2 CCD camera.

logoij ImageJ ( is a public domain Java image processing program inspired by NIH Image for the Macintosh. It runs, either as an online applet or as a downloadable application, on any computer with a Java 1.1 or later virtual machine. Downloadable distributions are available for Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X and Linux. The author, Wayne Rasband (, is at the Research Services Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Gilles Carpentier, Faculte des Sciences et Technologie,
Universite Paris Est Creteil Val-de-Marne, France.

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