Repairing a Badly Edited Image

Editing and repairing of edited images are not needed or used for morphometric analysis but are inherited from Tracer's predecessor. Though rendered suboptimal by the changes needed for tracing structures, the editing and repair features are functional.

Manual or automated methods for editing images sometimes include errors that can be touched up more quickly than they can be properly re-edited. Tracer allows regions that were incorrectly removed to be replaced from the reference image.

To repair a badly edited image

  1. Load the badly edited image
  2. Load the unedited version of the image as the reference image
  3. Select the correct plane and orientation
  4. Define a structure so that you can draw traces
  5. Trace the region that you want moved from the reference image to the main image
  6. Modify your original trace if needed
  7. On the control panel, press the "Replace Here..." button
  8. Continue replacing or editing until you have the final result you want
  9. Save the image

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Modified: December 15, 2001