On this page, you will find information about Icy, links to installation instructions and documentation, previous releases of Icy (at the bottom of the page, current version can be downloaded via the download button at the top), and instructions on how to cite the Icy software in a scientific publication.

We wish you great success with your image analyses using Icy!

Installation instructions

All installation instructions for the Icy software are available in our installation guide.

About the Icy software

Icy is a software to do image analysis, and is mainly oriented toward the analysis of biological images. Icy is free and open source (license GPLv3). It is a modular software composed of a kernel and plugins. Its kernel and main plugins are developed by the Biological Image Analysis unit at Institut Pasteur.

Icy contains state-of-the-art as well as cutting edge image processing tools. Users can process images via its rich graphical user interface, or via scripting (in Javascript), graphical programming using the Protocols tool and development of Java plugins. Icy is coded in Java and uses a Maven project environment.

Source code of Icy kernel: https://gitlab.pasteur.fr/bia/icy
Source code of Icy plugins developed by the Bioimage Analysist Unit: https://gitlab.pasteur.fr/bia


Have a look at our training material page, our contributing guide and code of conduct, and at our blog posts to get started with the Icy software.


Please cite Icy and the Icy plugins you used in your scientific publications.
Icy citation: de Chaumont, F. et al. (2012) Icy: an open bioimage informatics platform for extended reproducible research, [Nature Methods](https://www.nature.com/articles/nmeth.2075), 9, pp. 690-696
Plugin citation: see plugin documentation on the Icy website and/or contact the authors.

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