Fiji plugin for annotating movies with custom arrows

Biol Open. 2020 Dec 1;9(11):bio056200. doi: 10.1242/bio.056200.


Annotation of time-lapse data provides an important tool to highlight dynamic processes. Particularly, arrows, circles and arrowheads are useful to pinpoint a specific process, stationary or evolving over time. Here, we describe a user-friendly Fiji plugin to facilitate annotation of movies with arrows, arrowheads and circles. The plugin also enables saving and loading of annotated tracks.This article has an associated First Person interview with the first author of the paper.

Keywords: Annotation; Arrow; Arrowhead; Fiji plugin; Movie; Time-lapse data.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Databases, Factual
  • Electronic Data Processing / methods*
  • Motion Pictures*
  • Software*
  • Time-Lapse Imaging*
  • Web Browser