ImageJ Ops: "Write once, run anywhere" image processing
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ImageJ Ops

ImageJ Ops is an extensible Java framework for algorithms, particularly image processing algorithms. Ops seeks to be a unifying library for scientific image processing. See the Motivation page for details.

Getting started

Each op has a list of typed input and output parameters on which it operates. You can think of an op as a (potentially multi-variable) function:

sum = math.add(a, b)
(phase, amplitude) = fft(image)

In many cases you can also pass a pre-allocated output which will be populated:

math.add(sum, a, b)

Some ops take other ops as inputs, which allows for things like "execute this op on every pixel of that image":

add_op = op("math.add", 5)
output_image = map(input_image, add_op)

For more details, see the "Introduction to ImageJ Ops" tutorial notebook:

Working example

Try this Jython script in ImageJ's Script Editor!

# @ImageJ ij

# create a new blank image
from jarray import array
dims = array([150, 100], 'l')
blank = ij.op().create().img(dims)

# fill in the image with a sinusoid using a formula
formula = "10 * (Math.cos(0.3*p[0]) + Math.sin(0.3*p[1]))"
sinusoid = ij.op().image().equation(blank, formula)

# add a constant value to an image
ij.op().math().add(sinusoid, 13.0)

# generate a gradient image using a formula
gradient = ij.op().image().equation(ij.op().create().img(dims), "p[0]+p[1]")

# add the two images
composite = ij.op().create().img(dims)
ij.op().math().add(composite, sinusoid, gradient)

# display the images
ij.ui().show("sinusoid", sinusoid)
ij.ui().show("gradient", gradient)
ij.ui().show("composite", composite)

The output:

sinusoid gradient composite

How to contribute

We welcome pull requests!