ImageJ "Point Tool..." advancing to next channel, not next timeframe

Dear all,

I’m trying to use the Multi-point-Tool to annotate some images with 3 dimensions x, y and time.

I am using the
“auto-next slize” function and “add to ROI Manager”. But when I press the image to select a point it advances to the next channel, not to the next timepoint like i would like.

// Please check out this minimal example

// Open example image
run(“Mitosis (5D stack)”);
run(“Z Project…”, “projection=[Max Intensity] all”);

// Run point tool
run(“Point Tool…”, “type=Hybrid color=Yellow size=Small auto-next add”);

// Now manually mark some points in the cell
// For each click, the channel is advanced by one
// I want time to advance by one point instead of channel

// Workaround
run(“Re-order Hyperstack …”, “channels=[Frames (t)] slices=[Slices (z)] frames=[Channels (c)]”);
// This workaround that does the job for now, but the ROI now has the wrong dimentions annotated, and I can not show composite images and annotate based on both channels

Thanks for any advice

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Can confirm same behavior, Point tool cycles through the first free dimension, channels, rather than Zslices or time. Changing the channels to “1” and Z to 10 causes it to start cycling through the second free dimension, Z.

Not sure what the “right” choice would be for an auto-next slice when there is Z and T, but I would guess most users would not want C.

Might be something for @Wayne to take a look at when he has time?

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This bug is fixed in the ImageJ 1.53k1 daily build.

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