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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 (Windows, x64 bit)
  • Requires 64-bit Windows
  • Download a single executable file that installs MIB (MIB version 2, or an older release MIB version 1)
  • Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions on screen to install MIB to your computer, requires administrative privileges. The required MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) environment will be automatically installed during the process.

  • Press Next
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    Press Next
  • Select installation directory
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    Select installation directory
  • If you have not previously installed the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) you will need to install it
    Select installation directory of the MCR and press Next
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    Select installation directory of the MCR and press Next
  • Accept the license agreement and press Next
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    Accept the license agreement and press Next
  • Press Install to download and install MCR
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    Press Install to download and install 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 in the Start menu
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    After installation MIB will be available in the Start menu


First start of MIB (version 2 only)
  • To use MIB with Fiji/Omero, please add the Fiji/Omero installation directory to the External dirs dialog
    MIB->Menu->File->Preferences->Program settings->External dirs
  • If the widgets of GIU are too big or too small adjust the GUI scaling (see the GUI scaling of MIB (MIB 2 only) section)
  • Access help and tutorials from the menu of MIB: im_browser->Menu->Help->Help or from mib.helsinki.fi/tutorials


First start of MIB (version 1 only)
    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
  • To use MIB with Omero server, please follow these steps
  • Access help and tutorials from the menu of MIB: im_browser->Menu->Help->Help or from mib.helsinki.fi/tutorials


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