Pad Image Names¶
The tool allows to pad the numbers of a series of images with leading zeros. If you have for example a time series with the images img1.tif, img5.tif, img10.tif and img15.tif you can pad the numbers to 3 digits which resluts in img001.tif, img005.tif, img010.tif and img015.tif. The advantage of the padded numbering is that the alphanumerical ordering will be the same as the numerical ordering for the numbers and the images will therefore always be treated in the right order.
To install the tool, drag the link Pad_Image_Names_Tool.ijm to the ImageJ launcher window. Save it under /plugins/tools in the ImageJ installation and restart ImageJ.
Select the "Pad_Image_Names_Tool" from the >> button of the ImageJ launcher. This will add a button with the label "p" to the current toolset.
A right-click in the p-button will open the options dialog of the tool.
- File extension - The file extension of the image files you want to treat. Note that the case does not matter.
- nr. of digits - The number of digits in the padded version. 3 digits will for example give 001, 002, etc.
- help - Pressing the help button will open this help page.
Using the tool¶
Use the options to enter the file extension of the images and the number of digits. Press the "p"-button. A file dialog will be opened. Select the folder containing your image series. The files in the folder will be renamed.