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Welcome to ImageJ

ImageJ is an open source image processing program designed for scientific multidimensional images. ImageJ is highly extensible, with thousands of plugins and macros for performing a wide variety of tasks, and a strong, established user base.

This site is the central online resource documenting ImageJ and its plugins. It is a wiki, meaning that everyone is encouraged to make edits and improvements, benefiting the entire ImageJ community.

There are three major "flavors" of ImageJ:

Imagej2-icon.png The current version of ImageJ focuses on analysis of scientific multidimensional image data. ImageJ2 includes ImageJ1 (see right) with a compatibility layer, so that old-style plugins and macros continue to work.

For users: ImageJ2 is a supercharged version of ImageJ1 with new features.

For developers: ImageJ2 is an entirely redesigned, more powerful set of software libraries.

ImageJ 1.x, sometimes shortened to ImageJ1 or IJ1, is the stable version of ImageJ developed by Wayne Rasband at NIH since 1997.

ImageJ grew organically over time as Wayne Rasband continuously added features according to user requests. Now there are thousands of plugins written by members of a diverse community.

Fiji-icon.png Fiji is a distribution of ImageJ for the life sciences. It provides a large number of additional plugins to facilitate analysis of life sciences images, particularly microscopy images.


For a more complete rundown of various ImageJ-related software, see the ImageJ and History pages.