Micro-Manager Open Source Microscopy Software

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µManager is a software package for control of automated microscopes. Together with the image processing application ImageJ, µManager provides a comprehensive, freely available, imaging solution.

µManager has a simple and clean user interface, through which it lets you execute common microscope image acquisition tasks such as time-lapses, multi-channel imaging, z-stacks, and combinations thereof. µManager works with microscopes from all four major manufacturers (Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss), most scientific-grade cameras and many peripherals (stages, filter wheels, shutters, etc.) used in microscope imaging.

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Currently Supported Hardware

  • Color, monochrome and EMCCD camera support 
  • Exposure and gain control
  • Multi-dimensional time-lapse acquisition and viewing 
  • Region of interest (ROI) and binning definition 
  • CCD temperature control 
  • Independent scaling for color and up to 16 bit monochrome images 
  • Independent focus mode and acquisition parameters 
  • Color merge and overlay of up to seven Images 
  • Display of individual color look up tables
  • User-defined "experiment setup" files
  • Ability to save as TIF (8-, 16-, and 24-bit formats), STK files, Winview files and BMP files
  • Macro function and custom defined tool buttons