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Zoom in Images and Stacks

Wednesday 12 January 2011, by Gilles Carpentier


This macro tool allows to make zoomed insets in images, stacks, avi movies opened as stacks, and other movies opened using QuickTime plugins.

 Inset in an image :

- Make a rectangular selection of the area to zoom.

- Choose the color of the rectangles labelling using the color picker.

- Click on the "Zoom in Images and Movies" tool icon.

- Choose the settings in the box.

- Choose the destination for the zoomed area by moving the "rectangle cursor".

- Click to apply the choice.

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Image author: Tony Collins. Downloadable from the ImageJ website

 Inset in a stack or movie :

- Proceed as above, and choose the first and last slice for the zoom effect.

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.

Special thanks to Alessandra Albano for the English correction of these sites.
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Image analysis tools in biology
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