KymoResliceWide (ImageJ)
Author Eugene Katrukha and Laurie Young
Maintainer Eugene Katrukha
File KymoResliceWide_.jar
Source github
Initial release 24 September 2014
Latest version 21 October 2015
Development status stable
Category Stacks
Website wiki_page

This plugin builds kymographs using straight line, polyline or freehand selection of variable thickness (and using either average or maximum intensity across the line). So it is extended implementation of ImageJ's Reslice function. Here are some thought on "Why another kymograph plugin?".

Using plugin

Open the stack/movie to be analyzed in ImageJ. Draw a line along the area where you want to make a kymograph.
You can use ImageJ’s native embedded characteristics of the line/curve, like:

Line type

Plugin automatically picks up your choice of line selection from ImageJ and corrects for its length.
Just use the one you need.


Line width

Define the width of line using double click on the line selection tool in ImageJ



After that the window showing kymograph parameters will pop-up:


Where following options are available (in order):

  • whether to take average or maximum intensity transverse to line;
  • (unchecked) time as y-axis, distance as x-axis, (checked) time as x-axis, distance as y-axis;
  • (checked) curve will be added and displayed in the overlay of original movie/stack to mark already analyzed region.

Other kymograph plugins

As alternative, there is very well documented Multi Kymograph plugin and its updated version Kymograph tool.

Version history

version 0.4 (2015/10/21): now it works with hyperstacks and RGB images.