MacOSX tips

Revision as of 15:27, 16 June 2010 by White (talk | contribs) (ppc support dropped comment)

Critical: if you update and Fiji does not work anymore, you need to follow these instructions.

Installing Fiji

  1. Download the .dmg package from the Downloads page, and then double-click it to open it.
  2. Create a folder under /Applications/, such as /Applications/Fiji
  3. Drag the 3 items (, 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 intel Macs runs on Java 1.6 (64-bit). If you need to run it in 32-bit mode, use the following code:

arch -i386 /Applications/Fiji/

No more PPC (G4/G5) Mac support

Fiji no longer supports PPC Macs (G4/G5) as of the Fiji Heidelberg release (June 2010). We apologise for the inconvenience this might cause for owners of what are now rather antique Macs, but it was just too painful to maintain the platform dependent parts of Fiji any longer, and in any case, Apple will never release Java 1.6 for this old platform. Plain ImageJ might still work... for a while. Better get a new computer, sorry.

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 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.