ImJoy Plugin

launch ImJoy

An itk-vtk-viewer plugin is available for ImJoy, a plugin powered hybrid computing platform for deploying deep learning applications such as advanced image analysis tools.

ImJoy itk-vtk-viewer plugin


Install the plugin into the workspace with the following ImJoy Web App or ImJoy Lite App links with the plugin URI:

Note that the link can also be used directly.

To install a specific version, e.g. version 10.8.0, use the URI:


Supported context data inputs:

image: Image to be visualized. Can be:

For scijs ndarray, you can use the following function to encoded it into an imjoy-rpc encoded ndarray.

function encodeScijsArray(array){
return {
_rtype: 'ndarray',
_rdtype: array.dtype,
_rshape: array.shape,

The image key is optional; one can also call setImage() later.

pointSets: An array of pointSet or a single pointSet to be visualized. Can be an array of imjoy-rpc encoded ndarray (as described in image):

The pointSets key is optional; one can also call setPointSets() later.

Context config:

An optional viewer configuration can be passed with the context config. To
retrieve the configuration from an existing viewer, call viewer.getConfig().

Usage in javascript:

const imageArray = ... // itk.js Image or imjoy-rpc encoded ndarray
const viewer = await api.createWindow({
src: "",
data: { image: imageArray },
config: config,

Usage in Python

from imjoy import api
import numpy as np

# a 2D or 3D numpy array
image_array = np.random.randint(0, 255, [500, 500], dtype='uint8')

async def setup():
viewer = await api.createWindow(src="", data={"image": imageArray}, config=config)

api.export({"setup": setup})

Displaying a point cloud in Python:

import numpy as np
from imjoy import api

# make a point set array
gaussian_1_mean = [0.0, 0.0, 0.0]
gaussian_1_cov = [[1.0, 0.0, 0.0], [0.0, 2.0, 0.0], [0.0, 0.0, 0.5]]
number_of_points = 1000000
point_set_array = np.random.multivariate_normal(gaussian_1_mean,
point_set_array = point_set_array.astype('float32')

async def setup():
viewer = await api.createWindow(
await viewer.setPointSets([point_set_array])

api.export({"setup": setup})

API functions

In addition to the standard setup and run methods, the itk-vtk-viewer plugin exposes the full viewer API.