FeatureJ: A Java Package for Image Feature Extraction
FeatureJ is a package of ImageJ plugins for the extraction of image features as frequently used in image analysis.
The plugins can handle up to five-dimensional (5D) gray-scale images of any type supported by ImageJ.
See the followings links for a description of the plugins of the package as available in the Panel:
Fiji users: the plugins are already part of the distribution and can be found under the Plugins > Feature Extraction menu.
ImageJ users: installation is accomplished by downloading the following two jar-files to the plugins folder.
By downloading any of these files you indicate your agreement to the Terms and Conditions below.
> FeatureJ_.jar (version 1.6.0)
> imagescience.jar (version 2.4.1)
The jar-files contain both the source code and the compiled versions of all classes.
The API of the second file (support library) is also available in case you are interested.
See the release notes for information on the present and past versions.
Terms and Conditions
Copyright (C) Erik Meijering. Permission to use this software and corresponding documentation for educational, research, and not-for-profit purposes, without a fee and without a signed licensing agreement, is granted, subject to the following terms and conditions.
IT IS NOT ALLOWED TO REDISTRIBUTE, SELL, OR LEASE THIS SOFTWARE, OR DERIVATIVE WORKS THEREOF, WITHOUT PERMISSION IN WRITING FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER. THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER IS FREE TO MAKE VERSIONS OF THE SOFTWARE AVAILABLE FOR A FEE OR COMMERCIALLY ONLY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE AND CORRESPONDING DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS". THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
FeatureJ was first developed at the Biomedical Imaging Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, when I was working on an interactive technique for the tracing and quantification of neurites in fluorescence microscopy images. The algorithms are largely based on well-known methods found in the literature. Nevertheless, writing a general purpose package such as FeatureJ is not completely trivial. Therefore, if you publish results that are based on FeatureJ, I expect you to acknowledge me.