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Goon
Hi,

that's maybe a stupid question.
I want to open a series of around 4000 images, make the same change to them and save them.
Since these are a lot of pictures, I want to write a macro to do it.
I can make the changes, but how do I open and save this series of pictures?
The files would be like NAMEx.
So they all have the same name with a number from 0 to 4000+.
I didn't find a solution here, so far.
But maybe I searched for the wrong things.
Can anybody help with this or has a link when it is already solved?
Thanks!

Goon
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Re: Open a series of images via macro

ctrueden
Hi Goon,

Please have a look at the batch processing guide here:

https://imagej.net/Batch

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Curtis

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On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 8:54 AM, Goon <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> that's maybe a stupid question.
> I want to open a series of around 4000 images, make the same change to them
> and save them.
> Since these are a lot of pictures, I want to write a macro to do it.
> I can make the changes, but how do I open and save this series of pictures?
> The files would be like NAMEx.
> So they all have the same name with a number from 0 to 4000+.
> I didn't find a solution here, so far.
> But maybe I searched for the wrong things.
> Can anybody help with this or has a link when it is already solved?
> Thanks!
>
> Goon
>
>
>
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Re: Open a series of images via macro

Michael Schmid-3
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Hi Stephan,

the easiest is Process>Batch>Macro. This applies a macro to all files of
a directory and (if desired) saves the results into another directory,
so your macro need not care about reading or writing the files:

 
https://imagej.nih.gov/ij/docs/guide/146-29.html#toc-Subsubsection-29.12.3

The alternative: Writing a macro that also reads and writes the files in
a loop:

   http://imagej.net/How_to_apply_a_common_operation_to_a_complete_directory

Michael
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On 12/05/2017 15:54, Goon wrote:

> Hi,
>
> that's maybe a stupid question.
> I want to open a series of around 4000 images, make the same change to them
> and save them.
> Since these are a lot of pictures, I want to write a macro to do it.
> I can make the changes, but how do I open and save this series of pictures?
> The files would be like NAMEx.
> So they all have the same name with a number from 0 to 4000+.
> I didn't find a solution here, so far.
> But maybe I searched for the wrong things.
> Can anybody help with this or has a link when it is already solved?
> Thanks!
>
> Goon
>

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Re: Open a series of images via macro

robert atwood
Hi, Stephan,
Here's how I have done it in the past, supposing that the files to be used follow a numerical pattern, and you might want to scale it up to a larger number of images than fit in memory via 'stack' ,  or that the folder contains other files you are not interested in making the 'virtual stack' opening a bit complicated .. or if for some other reasons the builtin stack/batch procedure is not suitable this may help as an example.


In this macro, string functions are used to open one image at a time , generating the file name each time. The result image is saved to another generated filename and some analysis data is accumulated.

The drawback I have in using this approach  is in being sure to close the images that are not required any more; being sure which image is in focus and what it is called seems to be a bit tricky , not sure if that's a general feature of Windows or IJ specific because I am usually not programming multi-windowed applications.

Since writing it the IJ.pad() function has appeared and so the leftPad() function is no longer necessary ..






setBatchMode(true);
//run("Set Measurements...", "area mean standard min centroid center bounding feret's redirect=orig.png decimal=3");
run("Clear Results");
xm=0;
ym=0;
xb=0;
yb=0;
w=5;
h=5;

setForegroundColor(255, 0, 0);

//Set up a string containing the whole filename before the numbered part
basename="/home/inputfolder/calbrate_cam/scanpython/ff_"

//On a windows system the syntax for file location
//must follow Windows format, i.e.
//basename="D:\\inputfolder\test_"
//set up a string containing the remainder of the filename after the numbered part
filetype=".png"

//the correct commands for your analysis may best be found by using
//the Record macro feature, then pasting the commands you want into the macro
//set up the parameters that you wish to record from each feature


//for a test we just try to analyze 3 images,
for (i=70;i<=73;i++){
filename=basename + leftPad(i,3)+filetype;
open(filename);
thisimage=getTitle();
//at this point the ?selected window? is the one with the recently opened file

//run("View 100%");


run("Duplicate...", "title=orig.png");
origimage=getTitle();
//run("View 100%");

//print(thisimage,origimage);
run("Set Measurements...", "area mean standard min centroid center bounding feret's redirect=orig.png decimal=3");
selectWindow(thisimage);
//run("Median...", "radius=2");
setThreshold(1, 255);
run("Convert to Mask");
run("Options...", "iterations=1 edm=Overwrite count=7");
run("Open");
run("Options...", "iterations=3 edm=Overwrite count=1");
run("Close-");


run("Analyze Particles...", "size=200-Infinity circularity=0.00-1.00 show=Outlines display");
//run("View 100%");

print(thisimage,nResults() );
if (nResults != 0 ){
xm=getResult("XM");
ym=getResult("YM");
xb=getResult("BX");
yb=getResult("BY");
w=getResult("Width");
h=getResult("Height");
}
selectWindow(thisimage);
filename=basename + leftPad(i,3)+"_mask.png";
saveAs("png", filename);
close();
selectWindow("orig.png");

run("RGB Color");
makeRectangle(xb,yb,w,h);
run("Draw");

filename=basename + leftPad(i,3)+"_proc.jpg";
saveAs("Jpeg", filename);

close();
}

selectWindow("Results");
run("Text...", "save=/home/outputfolder/results-70-115-nomed.xls");
setBatchMode(false);

// this funciton just makes a string from a number and puts leading zeros on it.
function leftPad(n, width) {
s =""+n;
while (lengthOf(s)<width)
s = "0"+s;
return s;
}


-----Original Message-----
From: ImageJ Interest Group [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Michael Schmid
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 16:43
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: Open a series of images via macro

Hi Stephan,

the easiest is Process>Batch>Macro. This applies a macro to all files of a directory and (if desired) saves the results into another directory, so your macro need not care about reading or writing the files:

 
https://imagej.nih.gov/ij/docs/guide/146-29.html#toc-Subsubsection-29.12.3

The alternative: Writing a macro that also reads and writes the files in
a loop:

   http://imagej.net/How_to_apply_a_common_operation_to_a_complete_directory

Michael
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On 12/05/2017 15:54, Goon wrote:

> Hi,
>
> that's maybe a stupid question.
> I want to open a series of around 4000 images, make the same change to them
> and save them.
> Since these are a lot of pictures, I want to write a macro to do it.
> I can make the changes, but how do I open and save this series of pictures?
> The files would be like NAMEx.
> So they all have the same name with a number from 0 to 4000+.
> I didn't find a solution here, so far.
> But maybe I searched for the wrong things.
> Can anybody help with this or has a link when it is already solved?
> Thanks!
>
> Goon
>

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