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| software = ImageJ
| name = CoverMaker
| maintainer = [mailto:tomancak@mpi-cbg.de Pavel {{Person|Tomancak]}}| author = [[User:Tomancak{{Person|Pavel Tomancak]]}}, [[User:Schindelin{{Person|Johannes Schindelin]]}}
| source = {{GitHub|repo=fiji|path=plugins/Examples/CoverMaker/Cover_Maker.py}}
| released = 27/05/2012
| category = [[:Category:Plugins]]
| website =
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== Introduction ==
| Database type || scaled tiles || originals (DO NOT unzip)
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| Drosophila Embryo ''in situ'' || [httphttps://fiji.sc/samples/12_9.tif 12_9.tif] (16.6MB) || [httphttps://fiji.sc/samples/originals.zip originals.zip] (1.45GB)
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== Implementation and Acknowledgements ==
The plugin was written as a Jython script during the [[2011 Hackathon in Madison|Madison ImageJ2/Fiji [http://developer.imagej.net/hackathons/2011-madison hackathon] in January 2011]]. The heavy lifting is performed using [[Jython_Scripting#Inline_java_code_inside_jython:_the_Weaver|in lined]] Java code snippet courtesy of [http://albert.rierol.net Albert Cardona]{{Person|Albertcardona}}. All the large scale downsampling is done using [[User:Saalfeld{{Person|Stephan Saalfeld's]] }} proper [[Downsample|downsampler]]. [[User:Schindelin{{Person|Johannes Schindelin]] }} has helped a lot with the Dialog Listeners and will maintain the plugin for posterity.
BTW, this plugin and its genesis is a great example of the power of Fiji and the hackathons. I came to the hackathon not knowing anything about python and with only basic knowledge of Java and the ImageJ code base. In ten days I had the plugin written, probably driving the Fiji geeks crazy with my constant basic (or downright stupid) questions. But the take home message for biologists is - it can be done!
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