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Image analysis and processing tool developments using the ImageJ software:

Thursday 2 April 2009, by Gilles Carpentier

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 Update functions:

On line internet ressources are now a standard componant of software. A tool describing the basis of this functionality for « macros » development has been realized [3]. From this, it became possible to develop some update functions for the LUT and macro library [4].
Above: free sofware progresses thanks to collective work. The macro language and the associated developements are regulary updated. The diagram describes the original method developed to keep macro ressources up to date.

In the same way, a new method has been introduced making each project upgradable. Below: once submitted and accepted by the NIH, a project can evolve with the described method, independently of the first version preserved on the ImageJ website.


[3Carpentier G. Contribution: the URLtools macro set, which adds online resources to the ImageJ tool bar. ImageJ News, July 2006.

[4Carpentier G. Contribution: the LUTs, Macros and Tools Updater toolset, code. ImageJ News, July 2010.

logoij ImageJ ( is a public domain Java image processing program inspired by NIH Image for the Macintosh. It runs, either as an online applet or as a downloadable application, on any computer with a Java 1.1 or later virtual machine. Downloadable distributions are available for Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X and Linux. The author, Wayne Rasband (, is at the Research Services Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Gilles Carpentier, Faculte des Sciences et Technologie,
Universite Paris Est Creteil Val-de-Marne, France.

Special thanks to Alessandra Albano for the English correction of these sites.
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