How to photostitch images in Photoshop, known as montaging among those who use microscopes in the sciences and as a Panorama. This is a means to put together several fields from a microscope at high magnification from multiple images into a single image.
How to Make a Panorama in GIMP
Download a plugin called Pandora and install. Search web for directions by using search terms “Panorama” and “GIMP.”
How to Make a Montage (Panorama, Photostitched Image) in Image J
- Begin with no images open
- File > Import > Image Sequence
- Plug-Ins > Stitching > deprecated > Stitch Directory with Images (unknown configuration).
Select the directory; images must be same size and numbered left to right, then down (001_, 002_, etc.).
Give the image an output file name, and start
- Edit > Options > Appearance: choose bit depth to match images.
*Several other plugins are available in ImageJ for stitching. Iteratively choose one that works for you. You may have difficulties with fluorescent and darkfield images.