Blink switches through the images shown in a channel at a rate
chosen by the user. Alternatively, it can switch between channels
in the main workspace. In both cases, the primary purpose is to
compare and contrast the images (within a channel, or across
channels) visually within a short timescale – like blinking your
Plugin Type: Local or Global
Blink can be invoked either as a local plugin, in which case
it cycles through the images in the channel, or as a global
plugin, in which case it cycles through the channels.
Local plugins are started from the “Operations” button, while
global plugins are started from the “Plugins” menu.
Set the interval between image changes in terms of seconds in
the box labeled “Interval”. Then, press “Start Blink” to start
the timed cycling, and “Stop Blink” to stop the cycling.
You can change the number in “Interval” and press
dynamically change the cycle time while the cycle is running.
It is customizable using
is your HOME directory:
# Blink plugin preferences file
# Place this in file under ~/.ginga with the name "plugin_Blink.cfg"
# Blink channels instead of images within a channel
# PLEASE NOTE: this option is DEPRECATED
blink_channels = False
# the maximum interval for a blink
interval_max = 30.0
# the minimum interval for a blink
interval_min = 0.25