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This submenu contains commands for installing, running and recording macros, as well as any macro commands added by Plugins/Macros/Install. Macros contained in a file named “StartupMacros.txt”, in the macros folder, are automatically added to this submenu when ImageJ starts up.


Adds one or more macros contained in a file to the bottom of this submenu. To install a set of macros, and at the same time view their source code, open the macro file with File>Open and use the editor's Macros>Install Macros command.

Macros in the file ImageJ/macros/StartupMacros.txt are automatically installed when ImageJ starts up.


Loads and runs a macro without opening it in the ImageJ editor. To run a macro, and at the same time view its source code, open it with File>Open and use the editor's File>Run Macro command.


This command opens the StartupMacros.txt file in a text window and runs the AutoRun() macro contained in it.


Opens the ImageJ command recorder. To create a macro, open the recorder, use one or more ImageJ commands, then click “Create”. When the recorder is open, each menu command you use generates a macro run() function call. The run() function has one or two string arguments. The first is the command name. The optional second argument contains dialog box parameters.

gui/plugins/macros.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/12 13:13 by

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