MorphoLibJ: integrated library and plugins for mathematical morphology with ImageJ

Bioinformatics. 2016 Nov 15;32(22):3532-3534. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw413. Epub 2016 Jul 13.


Motivation: Mathematical morphology (MM) provides many powerful operators for processing 2D and 3D images. However, most MM plugins currently implemented for the popular ImageJ/Fiji platform are limited to the processing of 2D images.

Results: The MorphoLibJ library proposes a large collection of generic tools based on MM to process binary and grey-level 2D and 3D images, integrated into user-friendly plugins. We illustrate how MorphoLibJ can facilitate the exploitation of 3D images of plant tissues.

Availability and implementation: MorphoLibJ is freely available at CONTACT: david.legland@nantes.inra.frSupplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

MeSH terms

  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
  • Software*