Fiji: An Open-Source Platform for Biological-Image Analysis

Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):676-82. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2019.

Abstract

Fiji is a distribution of the popular open-source software ImageJ focused on biological-image analysis. Fiji uses modern software engineering practices to combine powerful software libraries with a broad range of scripting languages to enable rapid prototyping of image-processing algorithms. Fiji facilitates the transformation of new algorithms into ImageJ plugins that can be shared with end users through an integrated update system. We propose Fiji as a platform for productive collaboration between computer science and biology research communities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Animals
  • Brain / ultrastructure
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / ultrastructure
  • Image Enhancement / methods
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
  • Information Dissemination
  • Software Design
  • Software*