We are handing a large collection of images to be analysed in CellProfiler. We are currently passing a folder as a parameter but that becomes inefficient when the number of images in the folder is very high, so we would like to pass all the images as one single file. We are exploring several ways:
- Have a zip/tar file as the input, is that currently possible in CellProfiler?
- Use a multi-page tiff to pack groups of unrelated images (e.g. a particular channel of all the images in a plate into one multi-page tiff). The metadata will be then also unrelated for each one of the tiff files. Would that affect the results of the analysis?
- Is CellH5 an option in this case?
Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks a lot!