Sync Windows

Revision as of 08:48, 16 October 2009 by Eglinger (talk | contribs) (Sync Win moved to Sync Windows: Sync_Windows reflects the menu command, Sync_Win should stay as a redirect for the .jar file)
Sync Windows (ImageJ)
Author Joachim Walter (walter at
Maintainer Fiji Development Team
File Sync_Win.jar
Source on gitweb, or contained in Sync_Win.jar
Latest version v1.7 (14 August 2007)
Development status inactive


The Sync Windows plugin synchronizes mouse motion and input between multiple windows. Thus, an ROI drawn in one window is replicated in all other synchronized windows in the synchronized window set. A synchronization cursor (the red box above) indicates the location of the mouse in all synchronized windows.


ImageJ: Copy the Sync_Win.jar file from into the ImageJ/Plugins folder and either restart ImageJ or run the Help>Update Menus command. After this two new commands should appear in Analyze>Tools: Sync Windows and Sync Measure 3D.

Fiji: this plugin is part of the Fiji distribution, there is no need to download it.


The command Analyze>Tools>Sync Windows opens a dialog that allows to choose what features should be synchronized:

  • Sync Cursor
  • Sync Channels
  • Image Coordinates
  • Sync z-Slices
  • Sync t-Frames
  • Image Scaling

Clicking on Synchronize All starts synchronizing all windows, clicking on Unsynchronize All stops synchronization.

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