Critical: if you update and Fiji does not work anymore, you need to follow these instructions.
- Download the .dmg package from the Downloads page, and then double-click it to open it.
- Create a folder under /Applications/, such as /Applications/Fiji
- Drag the 3 items (Fiji.app, and the plugins and macros symlinks) into the /Applications/Fiji folder.
Fiji is ready to run!
Running Fiji on Java 1.5 (32-bit)
Fiji on Mac is running on Java 1.6 (64-bit). If you need to run it in 32-bit mode, use the following code:
arch -i386 /Applications/Fiji/Fiji.app/Contents/MacOS/fiji-macosx
Accessing the plugins and macros folders
To access the plugins or macros folders, set the Finder window to either icons or lists mode, not in column mode, and double-click them.
Alternatively, right-click (or control-click) the Fiji.app and select "Show package contents", to open the folder where the actual plugins and macros folders are.
Adding new plugins and macros
Access the plugins folder as explained above and just drag and drop any plugin into the plugins folder, like you would do for ImageJ. Same for macros.