ImageJ on Windows Surface Pro 4

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#1

I am having troubles getting going with ImageJ on Microsoft Surface Pro4 ( 64 bit Windows 10 Pro, Intel i5 cpu).

The software seems to install OK, I can open it , but when I try to open an image, both the image, and the ImageJ control window instantly minimizes.

I tried both downloads, with Java 1.6.0, and 1.8.0

Any suggestions ?


#2

Try enabling the “Use JFileChooser to open/save” in the Edit>Options>Input/Output dialog. There is a bug in the Windows 10 Creators Update that can cause the native file open dialog to freeze.


#3

Wayne,

Thanks for the suggestion. This setting didn’t affect the problem I am seeing.


#4

Problem solved - ImageJ works fine as long as Surface Pro not in tablet mode.


#5

since ImageJ only works when the surface pro is NOT in tablet mode, does this mean that you cannot use it with a stylus?
i’m looking at purchasing a tablet to use with imageJ and would like to be able to precision trace areas of interest using a stylus (instead of using a mouse)
thanks!


#6

You can use ImageJ with a stylus on a Surface Pro but parallax (distance between the stylus tip and the cursor) is a problem and ImageJ is unexpectedly slow. I suspect a Mac laptop with a Wacom tablet would work better for tracing objects of interest.