Making some changes to merging color channels for visualization


I have 2 questions.

  1. How do I go about adding “Orange” to the list of colors currently available in ImageJ (Image > Color > Merge Channels)? This is to encourage people to stop using red-green but magenta-green and orange-blue instead.
  2. How do I go about rearranging the color channels such that the first 4 colors are Green Magenta Orange Blue, and with Red as the last color (furthest away from Green)?

Not really that great with ImageJ, so hopefully someone else will have something more straightforward, but if you are trying to make a composite, I would go with the original channels, then apply a LUT to channel you want to change.

Went to the 6th channel, Image->Lookup Tables-> Magenta

In your case you would probably want to change it to Orange hot.