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Sync Windows (ImageJ)
Author Joachim Walter (walter at
Maintainer Fiji Development Team
File Sync_Win.jar
Source on GitHub, or contained in Sync_Win.jar
Latest version v1.7-fiji1 (3 Feb 2012)
Development status inactive


The Sync Windows plugin synchronizes mouse motion and input between multiple windows. Thus, an ROI drawn in one window is replicated in all other synchronized windows in the synchronized window set. A synchronization cursor (the red box above) indicates the location of the mouse in all synchronized windows.


ImageJ: Copy the Sync_Win.jar file from into the ImageJ/Plugins folder and either restart ImageJ or run the ' Help  ▶ Update Menus' command. After this two new commands should appear in ' Analyze  ▶ Tools': Sync Windows and Sync Measure 3D.

Fiji: this plugin is part of the Fiji distribution, there is no need to download it.


The command ' Analyze  ▶ Tools  ▶ Sync Windows' opens a dialog that allows to choose what features should be synchronized:

  • Sync Cursor
  • Sync Channels
  • Image Coordinates
  • Sync z-Slices
  • Sync t-Frames
  • Image Scaling

Clicking on Synchronize All starts synchronizing all windows, clicking on Unsynchronize All stops synchronization.

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