how can I concatenate cropped images from a folder?

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I am a beginner in matlab, and I was assigned a project to crop a series of images in a folder and then combine the together.
I always get stuck because I don't know how to make the loop. so far I called the path of the folder. can you direct me to what kind of functions should I be using?
Thank You.

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Ben11 on 18 Aug 2014
Edited: Ben11 on 18 Aug 2014
Here is a bit of code to get you going. It creates a dialog title to allow the user to select the folder containing tiff files (you can change to other extensions if you want) to crop, then store the images in a cell array and use a loop to actually crop the images using imcrop. For the example I'm assuming a grayscale image, but it can easily be modified.
clear all
dialog_title = 'Select the directory containing the images to be processed';
folder_name = uigetdir('',dialog_title);
% select current folder
ImagesToRead = dir('*.tif');
ImageCell = cell(1,length(ImagesToRead));
CroppedImageCell = cell(1,length(ImagesToRead));
for k = 1:length(ImagesToRead)
ImageCell{k} = imread(ImagesToRead(i).name); % Read image and store in cell array.
CroppedImageCell{k} = imcrop(ImageCell{k},CropRectangle); % See comments below
% Save to resulting images in a sequence or a stack:
% 1) Sequence:
SequenceName = 'DummyName' ; name of the sequence...change as you wish.
for k = 1:length(ImagesToRead)
ExportedName = sprintf('%s%d.tif',SequenceName,k); % Add the frame # after the name
% 2) Stack
SequenceName = 'DummyName' ; name of the sequence...change as you wish.
for k = 1:length(ImagesToRead)
imwrite(CroppedImageCell{k},SequenceName,'tif','WriteMode','append','Compression','none'); % Note the "append" writing mode.
In the above code, you will want to change "CropRectangle" to a rectangle with the size/position that best fits your need. Consult the link I provided above to know how to do so.
If it's not clear please ask for more details :)
Ben11 on 15 Oct 2014
Oh sorry I did not see your comment. @Thorsten's answer is the way to go. Glad it helped you!
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 15 Oct 2014
Seems like a weird, unnecessary mixing of different string methods to me. I'd do it more simply like this:
filename = sprintf('dummyname%03d', i);

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Image Analyst on 18 Aug 2014
The images have to match up in the dimension they are to be stitched together in. You can try the montage() function.
You can also try this stitching app: which handles images of mismatched sizes.

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