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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 1.4 or later virtual machine. Downloadable distributions are available for Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X and Linux

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Special Features:

  • It can display, edit, analyze, process, save and print 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit images
  • It can read many image formats including TIFF, GIF, JPEG, BMP, DICOM, FITS and "raw"
  • It supports "stacks", a series of images that share a single window
  • It is multithreaded, so time-consuming operations such as image file reading can be performed in parallel with other operations
  • It can calculate area and pixel value statistics of user-defined selections
  • It can measure distances and angles
  • It can create density histograms and line profile plots
  • It supports standard image processing functions such as contrast manipulation, sharpening, smoothing, edge detection and median filtering
  • It does geometric transformations such as scaling, rotation and flips (Image can be zoomed up to 32:1 and down to 1:32)

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