Image Analysis Software

BIF users have access to a variety of image processing and analysis software. You can load your images onto networked Mac or PC computer workstations by cd/dvd, USB or Firewire drives.

Industry-standard imaging programs, such as the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat) are available to our users. These programs can be used for image processing, illustrations, photo placement in manuscripts, and the construction and designing of posters.

To extract quantitative data, our users have access to image analysis software such as MetaMorph, and ImageJ/FIJI. Routine measurements (length, area, perimeter, et cetera), automated particle/object counting, intensity/brightness mapping, segmentation, and thresholding images are all possible with these software packages.

BIF users can also request access to the Amira software package located on a workstation in the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI), another CLP core facility.  Amira Software is a powerful, multifaceted 3D platform for visualizing, manipulating, and understanding life sciences data from computed tomography, microscopy, MRI, and many other imaging modalities. Users can request additional information from Jessica (j-hornick@northwestern.edu) or reach out to CAMI directly (cami@northwestern.edu).

BIF staff can offer comprehensive ImageJ assistance as needed. Screen capture videos of introductory ImageJ operations are below. These operations were completed using FIJI/ImageJ.

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