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Which distribution of ImageJ would you like to download?


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Here are a few highlights of the two flavors of ImageJ. It’s not an exhaustive comparison, just a summary to give you an idea of their respective strengths.

icons/imagej ImageJ icons/imagej2 ImageJ2

For a thorough discussion of the two projects and their differences, please read these papers:

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System requirements

ImageJ will run on any system that has a Java 8 (or later) runtime installed. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 with Java installed from
  2. Mac OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” or later with Java installed from
  3. Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or later with OpenJDK 8 installed

ImageJ as a web application

In lieu of downloading and installing a desktop application, you can run ImageJ in your web browser (on desktops or mobile devices).

You can try it here:

And see ImageJ.JS for details.


Source code

See the source code page for details on obtaining the ImageJ source code.

See also