Install ImageJ in Ubuntu Linux

Here’s a better way to install ImageJ for Linux (including Raspberry Pi and other ARM systems).

  1. Download the latest platform independent ImageJ.
  2. unzip the archive to ~/ImageJ recursively

     unzip ij*.zip -d ~
    
  3. setup alias, add line to ~/.bash_aliases, close and reopen your Terminal

     alias imagej=~/ImageJ/run
    

Start ImageJ by typing in Terminal

imagej

Create Linux Menu icon for ImageJ

Create a file ~/.local/share/applications/imagej.desktop with contents:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=~/ImageJ/ImageJ
Name=ImageJ
Icon=~/ImageJ/images/icon.png
Categories=AudioVideo;Video;Science;

Troubleshoot ImageJ install

    ~/ImageJ/ImageJ

should open ImageJ properly.

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