DeepCell is neural network library for single cell analysis, written in Python and built using TensorFlow and Keras.

DeepCell aids in biological analysis by automatically segmenting and classifying cells in optical microscopy images. This framework consumes raw images and provides uniquely annotated files as an output.

The jupyter session in the read docs are broken, but the one from the GitHub are functional (see usage example )




Dragonfly is a software platform for the intuitive inspection of multi-scale multi-modality image data. Its user-friendly experience translates into powerful quantitative findings with high-impact visuals, driven by nuanced easy-to-learn controls.

For segmentation: It provides an engine fior machine Learning, Watershed and superpixel methods, support histological data .

It offers a 3D viewer, and python scripting capacities .

It is free for reserach use, but not for commercial usage.


Protein Array Analyzer for ImageJ


Protein array is used to analyze protein expressions by screening simultaneously several protein-molecule interactions such as protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions. In most cases, the detection of interactions leads to an image containing numerous lines of spots that will be analyzed by comparing tables of intensity values. To describe the observed different patterns of expression, users generally show histograms with the original associated images [1]. The “Protein Array Analyzer” gives a friendly way to exploit this type of analysis, thus allowing quantification, image modeling and comparative analysis of patterns.

The Protein Array Analyzer, which was programmed in ImageJ’s macro language, is an extention of the Dot Blot Analyzer, [2], [3] a graphically interfaced tool that greatly simplifying analysis of dot arrays.

Multi-Template matching


Multi-template matching can be used to localize multiple objects using one or a set of template images.

Contrary to previous implementations that allow to use only one template, here a set of templates can be used or the initial template(s) can be transformed by rotation/flipping.

Multiple objects detection without redundant detections is possible thanks to a Non-Maxima Supression relying on the degree of overlap between detections.

The solution is available as a Fiji plugin (Multi-Template Matching update site) and as a Python package (Multi-Template-Matching on PyPI)

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FPBioimage is a volumetric visualization tool which runs in all modern web browsers. Try the tool yourself at our example site here.

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The PYthon Microscopy Environment is an open-source package providing image acquisition and data analysis functionality for a number of microscopy applications, but with a particular emphasis on single molecule localisation microscopy (PALM/STORM/PAINT etc ...). The package is multi platform, running on Windows, Linux, and OSX.

It comes with 3 main modules:

  • PYMEAcquire - Instrument control and simulation
  • dh5view - Image Data Analysis and Viewing
  • VisGUI - Visualising Localization Data Sets



Fiji plugin for detecting, tracking and quantifying filopodia

CellProfiler Analyst CPA


CellProfiler Analyst (CPA) allows interactive exploration and analysis of data, particularly from high-throughput, image-based experiments. Included is a supervised machine learning system which can be trained to recognize complicated and subtle phenotypes, for automatic scoring of millions of cells. CPA provides tools for exploring and analyzing multidimensional data, particularly data from high-throughput, image-based experiments analyzed by its companion image analysis software, CellProfiler.


Image Data Explorer


The Image Data Explorer is a Shiny app that allows the interactive visualization of images and ROIs associated with data points shown in a scatter plot. It is useful for exploring the relationships between images/ROIs and associated data represented in tabular format.

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EvaluateSegmentation Tool


A command line tool that allows to quantitatively compare two volumes of binary segmentations. Implements 22 different metrics for comparing segmentations such as Dice Coefficient, Hausdorff Distance and average Distance.