Metatadata Overlapping Images

Notebook name: metadata_overlapping_images.ipynb


This notebook allows you to add a dimension scale to your images. You can also add a given metadata value for each of the images, or a graph showing the entire metadata plot and the current image metadata position on this graph.

  • Scale added on top of image

  • Metadata of current image

  • Graph of all metadata and current metadata value

Start the notebook

If you need help accessing this notebook, check the How To > Start the python notebooks tutorial.

How to Use It?

Select your IPTS

Check the full tutorial here

loading the Images

Select the images you want to process using the File Selector. Once you click the Select button, the time stamp and the images will be automatically loaded. Wait for the progress bar to be done.

Need help using the File Selector?

Profile UI Presentation

How Does it Work ?


Select the scale option to add a dimension marker on top of the images. You can define:

  • orientation of the scale
  • size and label
  • color
  • thickness of the line
  • position of the scale/label in the image


When using metadata, you can display the current metadata as a string. But if you chose to, you can also display a graph showing the current file metadata position over the entire set of images metadata.


If you are working with a TIFF image, you will have the option of selecting one of the metadata available. Feel free to change the label of this one if needed. You can also define your own metadata by editing the table, or loading a file_vs_metadata file created by a notebook specially dedicated to this purpose (WORK IN PROGRESS).

It’s sometimes necessary to format the default metadata value (especially if you want to display the graph). To do so, right click in the right column of the table to reach the metadata string parser (string filter). Then define the first and last part of the string to remove


NB: Your application will look a little bit different from this animation

You can now export all your images. The PNG files created will be a copy of the current UI image preview.