Editing is not needed or useful for morphometric analysis. Notheless, Tracer will allow you to edit and save the actual image data. You can only remove areas by setting the voxel values to zero; you cannot change voxels to intensities other than zero.
The ability to edit images was inherited from a predecessor of Tracer that was specifically designed to be an editing tool. Some of the modifications that have been made are suboptimal for editing purposes and editing will be reoptimized in a future version of Tracer. Despite these inconveniences, the editing features are fully functional
To edit an image
If you want to remove everything on a plane, you can choose "Select All" from the "Edit" menu when you are in tracing mode
Depending on your magnification and voxel anisotropy, the final edits produced may not precisely match the boundaries of your contour. This is due to the fact that traces can be digitized with subvoxel accuracy with respect to the voxels in the original images. However, edits must be defined in whole voxels, hence the blocky appearance at higher resolution
Mistakes that are recognized too late to use the "Revert Edited Image" feature described above can still be corrected by loading the original image as a reference image and using it to repair the image
Modified: December 15, 2001