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ImageJ

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ImageJ is written in Java, which allows it to run on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes.

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ImageJ review by Neda A.
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"Small & simple, but useful"

What do you like best?

It's light and easy to work with, does not eat your RAM! while still useful in many of our research works. Sometimes it can be the only software that does the job! The user guide is very useful. It's friendly with several file types. It's also useful when you have animation or 3D visualization. Has Shortcut keys to make your work easier. Also I should say thanks for letting it be a free software!

What do you dislike?

Well, nothing really! although sometimes you feel that it has caused bias or the given results are not what you are actually looking for. At first you might find it difficult to figure out how to work with, although this can be with any software! Once I remember I had to make some markings on the image, but if I clicked by accident outside the marked area, all my work was gone and had to start from the beginning! This was very frustrating.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For sure I do recommend it, give it a shot! It takes time to get familiar with, but at the end it might be your only solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for our science research in ophthalmology (cornea) in in-vitro or ex-vivo experiments. It helped us in different types of measurements and comparisons; e.g. measuring surface areas to compare corneal wound sizes or in scratch assays to see cells in which plate have move further; comparing fluorescence intensity of immunostaining specifically helped me a lot. We have also used it to measure pixel density in Western Blot.

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ImageJ review by Md S.
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"Image J"

What do you like best?

Image J is a very powerful tool which can be used in a variety of research fields such as medical science, engineering and so on. I used it for the data analysis and extraction which helps me a lot for my research. I love to use it.

What do you dislike?

It has a lot of features like tracking, measurement, and analysis. However, It is time-consuming for this kind of analysis. Sometimes, you can not open any format file with this for the purpose you need to install the plugin of that software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Comparing other software, there is no alternative to image J software and they are improving day by day. I can open any format file (sometimes if you have plugin), you can edit, save, and extracting the with available software features. I will strongly recommend to the researchers and scholars as it is an inexpensive software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall, I am satisfied with the service of image J. I am loving it. First of all, it is not expensive to use image J software with a lot of features. My data analysis and extraction, it is a perfect tool for my research. I will recommend using this software.

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ImageJ review by Anchit M.
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"Awesome image analysis software"

What do you like best?

We can edit most of the image format in Imagej such as TIFF, PNG, GIF, JPEG and raw formats to name a few.

Java library is at your at your disposal. You can extract a lot of data with help of Imagej

It also helps in avoiding the data loss as there is automatic binarization /Automated Segmentation.

What do you dislike?

It a free and open source tool available at your disposal so nothing much to dislike about it but one thing for sure that its quite complex tool compared to its counterparts like matlab.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is open source but not everyone cup of tea.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it to recognize lost data of some images as we can get the idea about shape and area of objects.

ImageJ review by Ben J.
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"Great for Image Quantification"

What do you like best?

ImageJ is a small program with simple plugins, so it is quick and will work well for most file sizes, as long as they aren't several gigabytes. I most enjoy the image merging and automated scale bar functions, and use ImageJ for creating histological images for my research. ImageJ is great at things like puncta quantification and identification of similar structures within something like a fluorescent tissue section.

What do you dislike?

The file size limit can sometimes be a nuisance, as some microscopy images can be gigantic (5gb+). But this isn't a problem for most types of imaging, as there are alternative programs for things like 3D analysis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try using several of the newer plugins, and learn how to use ImageJ properly before trying to do any intensive data analysis of images.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've benefited from ImageJ through being able to quickly and easily compile and merge different images together, as well as separate them. I also enjoy the analysis plugins and tracing tools. My primary use for ImageJ is identifying co-labeling of antibodies within brain tissue sections. Merging images together also allows me to show in an image what would take multiple sentences of text to describe. Among other things, one of the more notable results from my use of ImageJ was a cover image in Nature Neuropsychopharmacology several years ago.

ImageJ review by Vishant S.
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"Ease of usability"

What do you like best?

ImageJ is very easy to use. Since it is written in Java, it can run in any platform like Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, etc. ImageJ's plugin architecture and built-in development environment has made it a popular platform for teaching image processing.

What do you dislike?

The fact that the User Experience is dull, it sometimes gets boring or I would say people who are using it for the first time don't find it much intriguing. While working with ImageJ, it sometimes feel like we are still using applications on Windows 98 or below platforms, which we all know is not a good user experience as compared to modern day technology norms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this product as it is very easy to use due to its plugin architecture and built-in environment and the fact that it is written on Java and can be accommodated in any platform like Windows, Linux, Mac OSX , etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

So we had to use ImageJ for our Artificial Intelligence project and we used it to teach new members of the team for image processing. As it is easy to use, the newly appointed team members didn't find it hard to learn the various aspects of image processing from ImageJ and its plugin architecture and built-in environment.

ImageJ review by Amy H.
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"Great, no frills image software "

What do you like best?

This program is simple and works well with a lot of free plugins made available by others. It has a no frills setup, which I find great because it leaves room on the screen to work with many images. I primarily use this software for biomedical research analysis of microscopy images and not as a standard photo editing tool like Photoshop. For those looking to just do some simple photo editing, Photoshop might be a better tool. Also, it's free!

What do you dislike?

For some forms of analysis or experiments I often have to depend on external plugins to get the job done and sometimes it is difficult to find the right plugins and learn how to use it correctly. There is a bit of a learning curve with using this software as well. I think it can do a lot more than I have tapped into and that is probably because the tools aren't necessarily in the folders or buttons I would think of.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this software primary for biomedical research working with analyzing confocal, live cell, and electron microscopy images. It is the primary image software tool for biomedical scientists and has worked really well for research purposes. I prefer to use ImageJ over Photoshop for science needs because there are more extensive tools available for analysis rather than just photo editing.

ImageJ review by Loyd S.
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"Effective - if you know what you're doing"

What do you like best?

I really like that you can take precise measurements from a video or pictures simply using something of scale within the frame.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the learning curve. When using ImageJ you have to be very careful to make sure the things you're trying to measure are on the same plain and at about the same distance from the lens, otherwise your measurements are going to be off. I also dislike that the UI is so basic looking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try even though it looks rather dull, it speeds up a lot of things. Its free too!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The most recent thing I used it for was analyzing flight speeds and distances of projectiles but I have also used it for things such as tracking the movements of a snake to feed into the movement algorithm for a robotic snake. It makes the arduous calculations that you don't want to do, and it does them extremely quickly.

ImageJ review by User in Higher Education
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"Great for Fluorescence Analysis "

What do you like best?

Allows for intuitive and straightforward analysis of images, perfect for scientific study. Allows for easy manual control of image quantification and background removal.

The use of analysis software is absolutely necessary in quantification of biochemical experiments, such as western blots or PAGE. ImageJ offers a free, quick quantification of these experiments, which offers great benefit to lab at little expense of either time or money. There is no harm to trying it out - simply download it and get started. Because of the ubiquity of use of the software, tutorials are abundant online, both video and a written guide. This allows for easy access to even the advanced applications of this software, and makes it something that anybody can use. Even first time users can very easily give presentable results in minutes, and once the skills are learned quick analysis is easy. This software adds to any lab at minimal risk. The software is not even large, so download and implementation is easy.

What do you dislike?

The image analysis is non-replicable, as there is no formalized way to analyze images. Some softwares offer an automatic background removal which makes results fairly replicable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fluorescence analysis is made easy.

Disclaimer: I have only used this software for image analysis of biochemical experiments. Other manipulation of images is possible through this software. One can easily find the capabilities of this software online through a google search or otherwise, and from downloading and playing with this software its' capabilities can be discovered with ease. I absolutely recommend this software.

ImageJ review by User
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"Hard to use but for free"

What do you like best?

It is one of the few tools that are available for free for image analysis

What do you dislike?

It is hard to use. There are many options and tools but no explanation on what it does. It takes time to explore it to be able to use it effectively

Recommendations to others considering the product

use other platforms (or google) to look up how to use imageJ for your purpose. Much is possible, you just need to know how to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

analysis images from microscopy and processing them into different formats or counting particles and constructing time lapse videos

ImageJ review by User
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"Sophisticated program for generating high resolution images"

What do you like best?

This is the go-to program for generating high resolution images for scientific publications. The fact that it is widely used within the scientific community aids in its applicability.

What do you dislike?

The compatibility of ImageJ with difference operating systems is largely debatable. This program is susceptible to crashes and untimely stoppages without saving data, which is extremely frustrating to the end user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There may not be other options as good as this one when it comes to image processing, but you will have to tolerate sudden crashes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to refine my gel images to make them ready for submission to a scientific journal. The program itself offers several options to refine images; however, as mentioned earlier, it is susceptible to untimely crashes.

ImageJ review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Useful application for processing visual scientific data"

What do you like best?

The best aspect of ImageJ is that is has many useful built-in macros and the ability add on others with a few simple clicks.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is too simplified and can be overwhelming/confusing at first to a new user. The macros and plugin capabilities can be a bit confusing to new users as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I particularly utilize ImageJ to process Western Blot images by quantifying pixel density within user-defined areas and taking advantage of its built-in despeckle function to clean-up my images.

ImageJ review by User
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"Useful and underutilized "

What do you like best?

Saves me a ton of time on counting cells by allowing use of a macro instead of doing each picture individually. Also fairly easy to set up macro.

What do you dislike?

A bit confusing in terms of figuring out what all of the functions are and how to set each setting accurately.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look through the support documents to figure out how it can best serve your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Counting cells on microscopy images. Saves the lab hours of time

ImageJ review by Vishwas J.
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"Easy to use image analysis software"

What do you like best?

So many tools for analyzing medical images

What do you dislike?

No dislikes, the product is amazing. The only issue is comlex to open sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this software for better understanding of human scans

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Help in the analysis of patient MRI data and process it.

ImageJ review by User
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"Wow, exactly what I needed"

What do you like best?

It's a wonderful software which works well in a number of fields. It's marketed not only for medical research, but for what I'm using it for, in engineering. The ability to manipulate image data with this thing is something that can't be duplicated by another software IMO.

What do you dislike?

Almost all of the processes have to be done manually, but that is probably something that can't be helped until the future, when smarter tech comes around for data analyzation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great software for a number of fields, but great for photo and micro photo data analyzing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this product for engineering research, to analyze data as far as chemicals, sediment, etc.

ImageJ review by Jerry W.
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"Useful tool, not as great ui"

What do you like best?

Love that it's open source, and filters images very quickly.

What do you dislike?

The ui looks like it's from 1998. It needs to be updated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making visuals, whether it be for a video or for a presentation, is very useful with imagej. Since it's free and written in java, it makes it easy to use on multiple platforms.

ImageJ review by User
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"Very powerful image processing software"

What do you like best?

I like that it is free but full of great features and you can also contribute to add a plugin

What do you dislike?

I do not like that the GUI looks old-fashioned

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you work with microscope imaging stuff, this is a great software for you!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Image processing and data analysis from microscope

ImageJ review by Sarah Jane Q.
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"ImageJ does what is necessary"

What do you like best?

ImageJ is free and was relatively easy to download.

What do you dislike?

The ImageJ user interface is not intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will need to google how to do specific things in ImageJ and read lengthy website explanations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use ImageJ to quantify DNA imaged using gel electrophoresis and staining.

ImageJ review by User in Biotechnology
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"Best software for scientific Image editing"

What do you like best?

Image J's is a free and open Java platform for scientific image analysis. The image analysis can be done on any operating system, highly extensible with user defined plugins.

What do you dislike?

The updater sometimes over writes the existing plugins and this adds up to error consoles.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is open source and free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly analyzing scientific multidimensional images. Being an open source, one need not purchase expensive software for analyzing and processing scientific images.

ImageJ review by User
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"Very simple and useful software to analyze particle size distribution"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and simplicity of this software

What do you dislike?

It should have more options like automatic size distibution of non spherical particles etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this software if you are a material science or nanotechnology researcher. You can get info about the average particle size, areas and other important features of your material with this software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software is a great help in nanotechnology research

ImageJ review by User in Medical Devices
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"ImageJ is a simple and easy tool for image analysis."

What do you like best?

It's very user friendly. Even if you've never used it before, it's very easy to pick up.

What do you dislike?

Although very functional, the interface of the software is very simple and minimal. There is plenty of information online, but the actual software interface does not have a lot of informational content.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SEM Image analysis, measuring metrics on images for quality control, inspection.

ImageJ review by User in Research
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"Image processing"

What do you like best?

I use this software regularly for cell images processing. I am using Super Resolution Imaging and this software helps me to process the images for publication

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike as it is perfect tool for my research

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Processing images for publications and developing plugins is very user friendly

ImageJ review by User in Higher Education
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

It gets the job done. We cultured cells, took pictures of the cells using RemoteCapture, then converted the images to a binary using ImageJ.

What do you dislike?

Interface looks old and can be improved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to convert images to a binary and analyze

ImageJ review by User
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"Scientific image analysis "

What do you like best?

The all-in-one solution for image analysis. Plugins for all major applications available, easy to create own plugins

What do you dislike?

the user interface is not well organized, multi-window UI

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scientific image analysis

ImageJ review by User in Higher Education
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"love it!"

What do you like best?

user friendly, easy viewing and measurement of numbers, distances, and areas

What do you dislike?

statistical limitations after measurements of image

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

counting cells on histology slides, measuring area of spinal cord slides

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