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== What is ImageJ? ==
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{{Learn}}== What is ImageJ? ==
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[[ImageJ]] is an [[open source]] [[techniques|image processing]] program for multidimensional image data with a focus on scientific imaging.
  
ImageJ is an [[open source]] image processing program for multidimensional image data with a focus on scientific imaging.
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== What is Fiji? ==
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[[File:Fiji-icon.png | x48px | link=Fiji]]
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[[Fiji|<span style="color: darkcyan; font-size: large; font-weight: bold">F</span>iji <span style="color: darkcyan; font-size: large; font-weight: bold">I</span>s <span style="color: darkcyan; font-size: large; font-weight: bold">J</span>ust <span style="color: darkcyan; font-size: large; font-weight: bold">I</span>mageJ]]—a "batteries-included" distribution of ImageJ which includes many useful [[plugins]] [[Fiji_contribution_requirements|contributed by the community]].
  
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== What does ImageJ provide? ==
  
ImageJ has grown significantly due largely to being [[open source|freely available]] and its vibrant and helpful user community.  Uses of ImageJ range from data visualization and teaching to advanced image processing and statistical analysis. The software’s [[extensibility]] continues to attract biologists at all career stages as well as computer scientists who wish to effectively implement specific image-processing algorithms. Open-source software, such as the [[ImageJ2|ImageJ project]], fosters its suites of software tools, making multitudes of image-analysis technology easily accessible to the scientific community.
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| style="font-size: 1.5em; padding: 0.5em 1em 0.5em 1em" | [[Application]]
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| A user interface with functions to load, display, and save images.
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| style="font-size: 1.5em; padding: 0.5em 1em 0.5em 1em" | [[Techniques]]
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| [http://imagej.net/docs/guide/146-29.html#toc-Section-29 Image processing], [[colocalization]], [[deconvolution]], [[registration]], [[segmentation]], [[tracking]], [[visualization]] and much more.
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| style="font-size: 1.5em; padding: 0.5em 1em 0.5em 1em" | [[Plugins]]
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| A powerful mechanism for extending ImageJ in all kinds of useful ways.
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| style="font-size: 1.5em; padding: 0.5em 1em 0.5em 1em" | [[Scripting]]
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| Automated, reproducible workflows via [[scripting|scripts]] and [[macros]], including [[Scripting Headless|headless on a remote server or cluster]].
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| style="font-size: 1.5em; padding: 0.5em 1em 0.5em 1em" | [http://forum.imagej.net/ Forum]
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| A vibrant, diverse, and helpful user [[community]] that gives rise to insightful scientific exchanges.
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== What can ImageJ do? ==
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ImageJ's [[extensibility]] is the root of its effectiveness: many advanced image-processing methods are not provided by the core application, but rather are [[plugins]] written by specialists in specific fields, made available via [[update sites]].
 
 
ImageJ provides:
 
 
 
* A [[Getting started#Fiji.27s_main_window|user interface]] with functions to load, display, and save images.
 
* Basic [http://imagej.net/docs/guide/146-29.html#toc-Section-29 image processing functionality].
 
* A wealth of advanced image processing [[techniques]], including [[colocalization]], [[deconvolution]], [[registration]], [[segmentation]], [[tracking]], [[visualization]] and much more.
 
* An extension mechanism including support for [[plugins]] and [[macros]].
 
 
 
 
 
ImageJ's [[extensibility]] is truly the root of its effectiveness: many advanced image-processing methods are not provided by the core application, but rather made available as third-party [[plugins]] via [[update sites]] written by specialists in the corresponding fields.
 
  
 
== How do I get started? ==
 
== How do I get started? ==
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* Get ImageJ from the [[Downloads]] page
 
* Get ImageJ from the [[Downloads]] page
 
* Read the [[Getting started]] tutorial.
 
* Read the [[Getting started]] tutorial.
* Then peruse the [[User Guide]] and other [[tutorials]].
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* Then peruse the [[User Guides]], additional [[tutorials]], and [[presentations]].

Latest revision as of 12:11, 12 September 2016

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Topics
Introduction
Getting Started
User Guides
Tutorials
Tips and Tricks
Presentations
Plugins
Techniques
All Techniques
Colocalization
Deconvolution
Registration
Segmentation
Stitching
Tracking
Visualization
Scripting
Overview
Parameters
Basics of script writing
Batch processing
Script Editor
Auto Imports
Templates
Running headlessly
Comparisons
Toolbox
Multithreading in Clojure
Multithreading in JavaScript
Chess in Jython
Languages
BeanShell
Groovy
ImageJ Macro
JavaScript
Lisp (Clojure)
MATLAB
Python (Jython)
R (Renjin)
Ruby (JRuby)
Scala

What is ImageJ?

Imagej2-icon.png ImageJ is an open source image processing program for multidimensional image data with a focus on scientific imaging.

What is Fiji?

Fiji-icon.png Fiji Is Just ImageJ—a "batteries-included" distribution of ImageJ which includes many useful plugins contributed by the community.

What does ImageJ provide?

Application A user interface with functions to load, display, and save images.
Techniques Image processing, colocalization, deconvolution, registration, segmentation, tracking, visualization and much more.
Plugins A powerful mechanism for extending ImageJ in all kinds of useful ways.
Scripting Automated, reproducible workflows via scripts and macros, including headless on a remote server or cluster.
Forum A vibrant, diverse, and helpful user community that gives rise to insightful scientific exchanges.

ImageJ's extensibility is the root of its effectiveness: many advanced image-processing methods are not provided by the core application, but rather are plugins written by specialists in specific fields, made available via update sites.

How do I get started?