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Scale Bar Tools for Microscopes

Friday 15 May 2009, by Gilles Carpentier

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The tools file (here) has to be stored in the "ImageJ/macros/toolset" repertory. After this, select "Scale Bar Tools for Microscopes" by clicking on the "toolsets" menu icon of the ImageJ tool bar.

The ImageJ tool bar aspect should be as showed below:

If ImageJ shows a message requiring a more recent version during the installation of the toolset, update ImageJ, using the "Help -> Update ImageJ..." menu, or replace manually the ij.jar file, available here.

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.

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