Time Stamper

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Time Stamper (ImageJ)
Author Wayne Rasband
Maintainer Dan White
File Time_Stamper.class (3,779 Bytes)
Source Time_Stamper.java (2,537 Bytes)
Initial release 22 June 2001
Latest version 10 May 2005
Development status unknown
Category Image annotation
Website [1]

This plugin adds time stamps to a stack. The times are drawn in the current foreground color. Use the color picker (Image > Color > Color Picker or double-click on the color picker button Color picker.png ) to set the foreground color. A dialog box allows the user to specify the starting time, time between frames, location, font size, decimal places and unit of time. Create a rectangular selection and the X and Y locations in the dialog box will be based on that selection. Set time between frames to zero to display nothing but the text in the Suffix field.


Start the plugin on a stack or hyperstack using Image > Stacks > Time Stamper.

Time Stamper Parameters.png


  • Starting Time
  • Interval
  • X Location
  • Y Location
  • Font Size
The latter three values are determined from a rectangular ROI if a ROI is active upon start of the plugin.
  • 00:00 format
  • Decimal places
  • Suffix
  • Anti-aliased text

Time Stamper Result.png