How-to upload images?

Minimize the effort involved in uploading images for different purposes.

You can upload a single image or multiple images at once into the IKOSA storage space. Moreover, an image of a particular format, e.g. TIFF, can be regarded as a 2D-, a multichannel- or a time series image. In this article, we will show you how to upload images that belong to one of these three categories.

Please note: to be able to upload the images, you need a previously created project.

What to expect from this page?

Image formats

IKOSA supports 3 different image categories and a number of image formats:

  • 2D images: JP(E)G, PNG, BMP, Single Page/Pyramid TIF(F), VMIC, GTIF, SVS, NDPI, SCN, STK, QPTIFF

  • Multichannel images: TIF(F), STK

  • Time-series images: TIF(F), STK

Important: the maximum upload size of a single image is 16GB.

Destination of the uploaded images

You can upload your images from 2 different locations in IKOSA.

1. Data Storage Space

Data storage locations in IKOSA

2. Project folder

From the project overview

From the Image Library of a particular project

The image uploading process

The image uploading process takes only 3 steps (2 steps, if you upload from the IKOSA project directly):

  1. Choose a project

  2. Select images to upload and define their purpose (2D, multichannel, or time series)

  3. Upload images

Important: if you want to use the same image, both as a 2D- and a time series image, you need to upload it once into 2D section and a second time into the time series section.

Uploading images

Feel free to start working with the available images while the other ones are being uploaded. You will be notified when the process is finished.

Image upload notification

However, If you upload a large quantity of data, you can always monitor the progress yourself. You always have an option to:

  • pause,

  • resume or

  • cancel the upload for each or all images on the “Upload Monitor” page.

Monitoring the image upload process

Enjoy your further work with the images!

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