The purpose of this assignment is to introduce you to the fundamentals of digital image…

The purpose of this assignment is to introduce you to the fundamentals of digital image processing. There
are many programs that enable the viewing and manipulation of digital images… the one chosen for this
assignment is a program called ImageJ. This is a comprehensive image manipulation software package
developed by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) – the US Dept of Health’s medical research
agency.
ImageJ is a public domain program made freely available by NIH Image. It is downloadable for Windows,
Mac OS, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. The Windows version is in the zip file package you will download
from Canvas. If you need the program for a different operating system, you can download it from:
http://rsbweb.nih.gov/ij/download.html. ImageJ requires Java which you can also download free from
http://www.java.com/en/ if you don’t already have it on your computer. A version of ImageJ bundled
with Java is also available from the NIH download page.
ImageJ is quite a specialised software package… it can handle both 2D and 3D image sets, allows a huge
range of highly specialised image manipulation, and is continually being developed with the addition of
new modules. Naturally, we won’t be able to explore its full capabilities – this assignment will serve as a
familiarisation with a range of fundamental functions. You are free to explore it further, and user manuals
are available for download from the site.