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University of Birmingham
09 Dec 2015 13:22
Really useful! Thanks so much
It would be great to have a feature that allows you to position where the merged colour image is - it defaults to the right of your single channels, but the convention in a lot of other software is to have the merge to the left... Small thing, but having that woudl make it easier to transition from other software to this
Thank you!
14 Jan 2015 11:09
Great for montage!
just one question is there a way to integrate a ROI as an inset?.. or with any other Icy plugin even before using the Channel montage?
21 Dec 2014 23:36
Nice pluging very useful thx!!
10 Jul 2014 12:57
28 Feb 2014 14:17
It's great to save time with that plugin. Thanks. I'm looking forward the grid version ;o) IcyLyd
Update on oct 16':
I love the new shortcut under 2D, and the update of the size with the slidebar.
Update on Feb 28':
thansk for having nicely integrated the requested horizontal checkbox and the screenshot !
Stephane Dallongeville
24 Feb 2014 10:33
Great plugin, nice integration in canvas system... Still it would be nice to have it supporting the "no ROI overlays" as the scale bar for instance. Same goes for the not yet implemented screen shot feature.
NOLA S├ębastien
17 Oct 2013 09:25
Very helpful plugin!
However, would it be possible to choose between having each channel in color or in grayscale (except overlay obviously)?
This would be useful for color blind people or for presentation with poor contrast projectors!
Thanks a lot :)

UPDATE on oct 17:
GREAT !!! The easiest way to make montage for figures!! Even better than what I expected! Many thanks :)

Channel Montage

by Alexandre Dufour

View your multi-channel data as a montage with one image per channel plus a merged, color channel (useful to create figures for communication)

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This viewer plugin will split all N channels of the active sequence into a montage of N+1 images, with one image for each channel, plus an additionnal color (merge) rendering.

Accessing the viewer

This viewer can be activated via the "viewing mode" drop-down list on any viewer, as shown below. If "channel montage" is not in this list, make sure it is installed (use the search bar, or the plugin browser)

How to access the

Using the viewer

The montage is currently assembled with the following rules:

  • Images are assembled automatically to fit best the shape of the window. This means that by resizing the window, you may switch a square-like montage (see screenshot below) to a linear horizontal (or vertical) montage, whichever you (or your favorite journal) fancy.
  • Images have a default maximum width or height of 250 pixels (whichever is bigger), separated by a 5-pixel margin. The size of these images can be adjusted using the dedicated option right above the views. The margin is currently fixed, but if you need more flexibility, feel free to send feedback via the forum!

And here is a list of features (and caveats) that you might otherwise figure out by yourself, it just saves you time:

  • Contrast: Images respect the colormap choices from the inspector. Therefore, you may continue adjusting the brightness/contrast using the blue and red bars to optimize the rendering
  • Grayscale: A grayscale checkbox lets you switch all single-channel views to grayscale, while only the final, merged image will remain colorized. This is particularly convenient when viewing low-contrast data, especially with a projector during a presentation, where you try to have people see something.
  • ROI: the regions of interest (ROI) are obviously the same in all views, and you can keep editing them in this viewing mode.
  • Screenshot issue: the two screenshot buttons on top of the viewer aren't currently supported (they will be in the future). In order to get export nice renderings, you have to fall back to traditional screenshot programs (make sure the montage is big enough, those screenshots will have a low dpi resolution)

Here is a screenshot of the viewer, with the (default) colored view on the left-hand side, and the grayscale view on the right-hand side

Channel Montage screenshot