Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive single-board computer system which runs the [wikipedia:Raspbian|Raspbian]] operating system, a flavor of Debian Linux.

This page provides advice and guidance for running ImageJ and Fiji on Raspberry Pi systems.


You might notice there is as an imagej package available from your package manager. Please be aware that this provides ImageJ 1.x only, packaged by a third party, without cooperation from the core ImageJ development team. You will not have access to any ImageJ2-specific features such as parameterized scripts, and you will likely have permissions errors because it is a system-wide ImageJ installation.

The following steps describe how to install ImageJ on a Raspberry Pi:

  1. Install Java 8 on your Pi. Verify it works using java -version from the command line.
  2. Download and install the platform-independent "no JRE" distribution of Fiji.
  3. Download the ImageJ.sh shell script, set its executable bit (chmod +x ImageJ.sh) and run it to launch ImageJ. Note that the shell script supports only a subset of the functionality of the native ImageJ Launcher, but it should be able to run ImageJ successfully.


See the Troubleshooting page.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the Frequently Asked Questions page.

See also