Numerous software packages have been developed to analyze biological images. Hence, it may be impossible to list them exhaustively. The list of packages that we have retained was established based on the following criteria:

  1. image-processing and image-analysis general purpose;
  2. large basis of daily users, mainly biologists and microscopists;
  3. framework for the development of specific tasks, perhaps extensible by adding plugins;
  4. open-source to achieve the goal of reproducibility;
  5. multi-platform, in particular Java-based software

Current lsit of software packages