LocalZProjector v1.5.4 released

We just released and uploaded the version 1.5.4 of the Local-Z-Projector Fiji plugin.

Local-Z-Projector is a Fiji plugin that performs Z-projection of an image, but only incorporates the signal of interest, around a thin layer near the target surface. Compared to the classical MIP, this allows for not incorporating spurious signal away from the signal. It also yield the height-map, that can be used subsequently to retrieve the 3D position of projected objects.

Example.

You go from a 3D (possible with time) image like this:

to a 2D projection like this:

(Image: adult zebrafish brain, by Nicolas Dray, Laure Mancini, Laure Bally-Cuif lab © Institut Pasteur.)

What’s new.

  • There are now ‘default’ buttons for the two parameter sets, that reset the values to sensible defaults.
  • The parameters are de/serialized to JSon files instead of binaries.
  • The output windows are only shown when there is at least one time-point projected, to avoid confusion.
  • Removed the ‘refresh’ button on the GUI. The plugin now only works on the active image when launched.
  • Icons and title for the plugin window.
  • Links to the paper and documentation on the GUI.
  • Channel numbers are 1-based in the GUI.
  • Error message when an image is missing.

Links.

Documentation: README.md · master · IAH public / LocalZProjector · GitLab

The paper: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.01.15.426809v2

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Haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I must say it looks like an amazing tool!

Thanks, @tinevez, and feel better soon, to give us more amazing stuff!

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