Import Images

Cytosketch can import most image formats that are commonly used in microscopy. If you have a file format that cannot be imported, please contact us at

While importing images, you can also set the image size, select if Cytosketch should merge your images or extract information such as the fluorophore, gene name and magnification from the file name.

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Import Images

Multiple images can be imported at the same time. The images are imported into the currently open canvas. If no canvas is open, Cytosketch creates a new canvas.

Steps to Import Images:
  1. Go to File and select Import Images or click the Import button Import Button.
  2. Select the images to import, click Open and the Import dialog appears.
  3. Click Ok and the images are imported at full size and as fluorescent images.
  4. To change the size and the image type, click the corresponding drop down list in the Import dialog.
  5. Tip: Convert Image

    If you import the image as a color image, you can later convert it to a fluorescent merged image or extract the fluorescent channel from the image.

Below is a short movie that shows how to import images.

Tip: Select Folder to Import Images

To import all images in a folder, select the folder containing the images and Cytosketch imports each image in this folder into one canvas.

Set the Size of the Images that are Imported

You can set the size of the images while importing the images. Cytosketch scales the images in a non-destructive way. This means that no image data is lost when the images are imported at a reduced size. Once the images are imported, you can increase the images back to full size without the image becoming pixilated.

You can set the image width, height or the dimension of the imported images to either 100px, 200px, 500px or Full Sized. Cytosketch remembers your choice for the next time you are importing images.

Figure2: Set the Size of the Images that are Imported
Open Images Size