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Installation Instructions
If you have a valid Matlab license it is recommended to use MIB for Matlab environment distribution, otherwise use the the standalone version of MIB compiled for your operating system.

Run Microscopy Image Browser as standalone (Mac OS, x64 bit)
Tested and compiled with Mac OS X (Yosemite), version 10.10.5 and Matlab version 9.0 (R2016a)

  • Requires 64-bit Mac OS
  • Download DMG file with distribution of MIB (MIB2_Mac.dmg or an older release MIB_Mac.dmg)
  • Double click on the downloaded MIB_Mac.dmg in the Finder to mount the installer
  • Double click on MIB_Mac_Installer icon to start the installation process (requires administrative privileges)
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    Double click on MIB_Mac_Installer
  • Press Next
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    Press Next
  • MIB must be installed into the default installation directory /Applications/MIB
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    Install MIB into the default installation directory
  • If you have not previously installed the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) it will be automatically downloaded and installed
    Install MCR into the default installation directory
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    Install MCR into the default installation directory
  • Accept the license agreement and press Next
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    Accept the license agreement and press Next
  • Press Install to begin installation of MIB and MCR
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    Press Install to begin installation of MIB and MCR
  • Press Finish to quit the installer
    if you want to use MIB with Fiji or Omero server please check the First start of MIB section below
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    Press Finish to quit the installer
  • After installation MIB will be available from the /Applications/MIB menu
    Start it by clicking on /Applications/MIB/application/MIB_Mac standalone startup
    After installation MIB will be available from the /Applications/MIB menu


First start of MIB
  • If the size of MIB window is not optimal please refer to the GUI scaling instructions in the Additional Info section
  • Access help and tutorials from the menu of MIB: im_browser->Menu->Help->Help or from http:\\mib.helsinki.fi/tutorials



  • The following instructions are for MIB version 1
    During the first start MIB will create a template file with path to Fiji and Omero. standalone startup
  • To use MIB with Fiji, please modify the Fiji installation directory in mib_java_path.txt.
    See more about Fiji in the Fiji: Volume rendering and connection section
  • To use MIB with Omero server, please follow these steps

How to start MIB in the standalone mode


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