Image is a command line tool to process and evaluate image data (such as microscopic images). If you have the ImageMagick® extension, you can read and write a variety of data formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, JPEG-2000, GIF, TIFF, DPX, EXR, WebP, Postscript, PDF, and SVG. For more information look at Imagemagick®.

If you need more file formats, I recommend to use the tool Bio-Formats.
Alternatively, you can also use Icy, Fiji or pure ImageJ for image analysis.

Version 4.6.9

This program is owned by Heiko Stark. It can be used free of charge for non-commercial use. For the common citations in publications please use the following entry “Image software (Heiko Stark, Jena, Germany, URL:

// This is a comment for the image macro - you can use this macro like a programing language
// For more infos, please see | image
// Copyright (c) 2013-2014 by Heiko Stark

// image.use default
image.load big.png
new := image.sub <10,10,10> <20,20,20>
image.use new small.png

Used for the ‘Wirbelkörperstabilisierung‘ project.

And used for these investigations:

If you want to send me a bug report or have some suggestions about what future versions of ‘image’ should support you can contact me either by email (bugs[@]starkrats[dot]de).