PlugIn collection for PerkinElmer UltraviewRS and ERS RAW-files
This is a collection of Plugins to import PerkinElmer UltraView(E)RS data into ImageJ.
Perkin_ElmerPan1.2.2.jar (updated 5.10.2011)
Make sure that your ImageJ is version 1.37g or later and that you use Java 1.5.0_06 or later.
Download the Perkin_ElmerPan.jar files into your plugin folder of ImageJ (e.g. on my computer c:\ImageJ\plugins).
In addition you need also to download Image5D.jar to your plugin folder. This is really important; otherwise the plug in is not working properly. If you want to browse/edit the source code you will have to unzip the jar file.
Description PE pannel
either Plugins > PerkinElmer or
File > Import
This opens a panel with four buttons. The functionality of each is described below.
This opens the raw files acquired with a PerkinElmer Ultraview (E)RS. The parameters (e.g. number of channels, number of slices, number of time points) of the image series are read from the cfg/tim file. The raw-files are imported into a stack and afterwards automatically converted to an Image5D stack.
Attention: If you created a time series of a large volume ImageJ might run out of memory!
This opens the raw files acquired with a PerkinElmer Ultraview (E)RS. The parameters (e.g. number of channels, number of slices, number of time points) of the image series are read from the cfg/tim file. The raw-files are imported into a stack and a Maximum Projection along the z-axis is performed for every time point and every channel. The resulting image-stack is converted to an Image5D stack.
You have to select a folder. The plug ins works with all subfolders of this folder if they contain raw data from an PerkinElmer Ultraview (E)RS. The images of every folder are opened, a maximum intensity projection along the z-axis is performed and the resulting stack (one image per channel and time point) is saved as TIFF-stack (if you checked the tick box for saving in addition you also have the option to convert the resulting stack to 8-Bit).
Opens a window where you can find the meta information to the loaded image.
Just let me know if you have any ideas/needs for further plug ins dealing with data import/handling of PerkinElmer Ultraview (E)RS files. If you have problems in installing/using the plug ins just let us know. Please also don't hesitate to report bugs.