A well may contain a single image, or it may contain a time-lapse sequence.
Supported file types for single images are .bmp, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff.
For many experiments, the well will contain a time sequence of images.
Supported file types for time-lapse sequences are:
a) a collection of single images with the file types .bmp, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff. If you supply a collection of single images, be sure that the order of the images corresponds with the time order when the files are sorted alpha-numerically. On a Microsoft operating system, after sorting files by 'name', the files should be in time sequence where time zero is the first file.
b) a movie or multi-frame container such as .mp4, .tif, .tiff, .avi, .mov.
How to Upload a Collection of Frames
Generally, microscope recording systems will output a series of bitmaps or tif files. Tif files can contain a single image or a sequence of images.
Any of these formats can be uploaded to the well. First determine if your image set is already contained in a single file (for example, mp4, avi, mov, or multi-frame tif). If so you can just directly upload these movie files to the well. Note, only one movie file per well.
If your image sequence is not contained in a movie file, you can also easily upload this sequence of images using the 'multi-image selection' button on the file uploader.
Now click "Choose Files". Click on the first file, then hold the shift key and click on the last file in the list, then all files will be selected.
Note: be sure the image file names are alphabetical in time-sequence. The ACAS will create a time-sequence movie (mp4) from these images. It will first sort them alpha-numerically. For example, image_000.jpg, image_001.jpg, would be a good naming convention to use.