I’ve been trying to find a way to count birds in camera-trap data using imagej. After trying several methods of automated particle counting in imagej we have decided that a more manual approach will actually be faster and more reliable because the lighting/shadows/overlaps/etc change so much between images that the most useful data will be categorical analysis done by inspecting each image and manually categorising A, B, C, D (where A = 0 birds, B = 0-5 birds, C = 6-50 birds, D = >50 birds). I have already used the “Filename_randomizer” macro to randomize the filenames for analysis so that classification is performed blind to the order the images were taken.
I am looking for a macro or plugin that will:
- Open the first image in a folder when started.
- Waits for me to enter a category/score e.g. A, B, C, or D
- Immediately close that first image.
- Loop back to 1. and open the second image etc
- When all files in the folder have been viewed, I want a table/csv/xls file with two columns with the filenames in the first column and category/score in the second column.
I feel like this problem is common for manually coding large numbers of images, can anyone recommend something that works in imagej?