Manual Transforms


Interface to manually edit layer affine transforms

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Interface to manually edit layer affine transforms.

  • express rotations as quaternion, euler angle, or axis + angle.
  • allows rotation around arbitrary origin
  • currently, focusing on rigid rotations
  • Alt-Drag to rotate a layer independently of the rest.
  • image resampling (i.e. "apply" the transformation to create new dataset that can be saved)

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  • only works on 3D Image layers for now, open a feature request for other dims/layers.
  • will likely result in "Non-orthogonal slicing is being requested" warnings in 2D view.

Try it out

import napari

v = napari.Viewer()
v.dims.ndisplay = 3
v.open_sample('napari', 'cells3d')


You can install napari-manual-transforms via pip:

pip install napari-manual-transforms

To install latest development version :

pip install git+


Distributed under the terms of the BSD-3 license, "napari-manual-transforms" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


  • 0.0.3

Last updated:

  • 29 April 2022

First released:

  • 28 April 2022


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  • Information not submitted

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GitHub activity:

  • Stars: 7
  • Forks: 0
  • Issues + PRs: 0

Python versions supported:

Operating system:


  • magicgui
  • napari
  • numpy
  • pytransform3d
  • qtpy
  • scipy
  • vispy

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