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How to show Tiff stacks

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Soum
Soum on 11 Nov 2013
Answered: Shep Bryan on 16 Apr 2020
Hi everyone;
I'm trying to show a tiff stack '57 images as one file' but I faced this problem:
Warning: Can only display one frame from this multiframe file:
"Stack.tif".
> In imuitools\private\getImageFromFile at 20
In imuitools\private\imageDisplayParseInputs at 74
In imshow at 198
In Prg at 4
how can I display a tiff stack image? and after I applied some processes how can I collect them again 'refile them'

Accepted Answer

Jeff E
Jeff E on 12 Nov 2013
You can read each tiff image in one at a time using imread (note I'm making some assumptions...like you do indeed have a multipage tiff):
tiff_info = imfinfo('2-A^11815^52071.tif'); % return tiff structure, one element per image
tiff_stack = imread('2-A^11815^52071.tif', 1) ; % read in first image
%concatenate each successive tiff to tiff_stack
for ii = 2 : size(tiff_info, 1)
temp_tiff = imread('2-A^11815^52071.tif', ii);
tiff_stack = cat(3 , tiff_stack, temp_tiff);
end
And you can then use the 'append' switch to write each tiff as a new image in a multi-page tiff:
%write a Tiff file, appending each image as a new page
for ii = 1 : size(tiff_stack, 3)
imwrite(tiff_stack(:,:,ii) , 'new_stack.tif' , 'WriteMode' , 'append') ;
end
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Soum
Soum on 12 Nov 2013
thank you but I mean I've a 57 images .tiff 'separated' and I wanna read
them as one multipage tiff image

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Shep Bryan
Shep Bryan on 16 Apr 2020
In my case it ends up being a couple orders of magnitude faster to avoid using imread. Try:
function data = FastTiff(filename)
warning('off','all') % Suppress all the tiff warnings
tstack = Tiff(filename);
[I,J] = size(tstack.read());
K = length(imfinfo(filename));
data = zeros(I,J,K);
data(:,:,1) = tstack.read();
for n = 2:K
tstack.nextDirectory()
data(:,:,n) = tstack.read();
end
warning('on','all')
end
Notice that I suppress the warnings in my code because the format of my data is strange.

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