Nikon Imaging Center at UCSF / QB3 Wiki
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Nikon Imaging Center Microscopes
Here is a repository for information about the NIC microscopes, including technical details and information for end users.
Other NIC Information
Microscopy References and Education
Commercial Software available at the NIC
- Nikon's image acquisition and analysis software. The same software we use to run most of the microscopes, this is also an easy-to-use tool for routine data analysis.
- Another program for interactive data analysis.
- A popular commercial programming language and interactive environment for data analysis. Useful links to microscopy tools for Matlab are collected here.
- Huygens is a powerful and easy to use deconvolution program.
ImageJ and Variants
- One of the most commonly used free image analysis programs. Has a large and active development community.
- A free, open source image analysis tool designed for analysis of image-based screens.
- A free, open source Lucy-Richardson deconvolution tool, written in Python.
- A complete python package, including libraries and IDE, for scientific computing.
- Sophisticated packages for image alignment, segmentation, and neuron / vessel tracing, among other things.