Rühr, P.T., van de Kamp, T., Faragó, T., Hammel, J., Wilde, F., Edel, C., Frenzel, M., Borisova, E., Baumbach, T., Blanke, A. (2021): Juvenile ecology drives adult morphology in two insect orders. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 20210616.

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This ImageJ/Fiji macro converts an image stack directly into the *.ckpt and *.tif files needed by Checkpoint. The downscaling is now in its own script where other non-Checkpoint-specific tasks like rotation and cropping are done as well (
This reads in the landmarks from a *.ckpt file to skip the export function within Checkpoint which sometimes takes a bit to load with hundreds or thousands of large scans. Single Points and Curves are dealt with correctly, however Patches, Joints, and other primitives have not been tested.

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Lysianna Ledoux, Myrium Boudadi-Maligne, (2015). The contribution of geometric morphometric analysis to prehistoric ichnology: the example of large canid tracks and their implication for the debate concerning wolf domestication, Journal of Archaeological Science, 61, 25-35.


Aida Gómez-Robles, José María Bermúdez de Castro, María Martinón-Torres, Leyre Prado- Simón, Juan Luis Arsuaga, (2015). A geometric morphometric analysis of hominin lower molars: Evolutionary implications and overview of postcanine dental variation, Journal of Human Evolution, 82, 34-50.


Marta San Millán, Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou, Carme Rissech, Daniel Turbón, (2015). A geometric morphometric analysis of acetabular shape of the primate hip joint in relation to locomotor behavior, Journal of Human Evolution, 83, 15-27.


Ahmet Uzun, Fikri Ozdemir, (2014). Morphometric analysis of nasal shapes and angles in young adults, Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 80, 397-402.


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