How to get ImageJ to read scale bar and elapsed time metadata from Metamorph images

When I import images taken with Metamorph into ImageJ/Fiji, it does not read the scale bar and elapsed time metadata. I have to manually specify this information for each image. I’ve tried importing similar images taken with Leica software and Fiji can read this just fine. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Hi @chromorg and welcome to the forum!

Can you specify which files and extensions you have?

In a multi-dimensional Metamorph dataset (consisting of an .nd file and accompanying .stk or .tif files), opening the .stk files can lead to reading the wrong metadata, while opening the .nd file usually read the metadata correctly.

Alternatively, you can try opening the files with #bio-formats explicitly, using Plugins > Bio-Formats > Bio-Formats Importer.

(Of course, a precondition for reading the correct metadata is that they’re actually present in the file. You can test this by reading the files with Metamorph software and checking if the values are correct there.)