• Object-based image analysis package
  • Any challenging image analysis problems
  • Multi-dimensional analysis
  • Analysis of high-throughput microscopy data


Before you can use the software, you need to register with the Bioinformatics Support Service (BSS) via the BSS online registration form and request access to the Definiens server space.

If you are not yet registered with FILM, you also need to fill in a FILM Registration Form.


  • Download the latest version of the Definiens Developer XD from the Definiens server (folder SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS, file "Definiens_Developer_XD"); the software is available for Windows and Linux computers (\\\definiens\_software downloads)
  • Install it on your computer
  • Connect your computer to the Definiens server space: on Windows, go to COMPUTER and from the menu select MAP NETWORK DRIVE, use drive Z: (or any other letter) and the server address <\\\definiens>
    (if the connection fails, try <\\\definiens> instead)
  • Start the software, when asked for the licence server, type in the following details:
  • Licence server address:  <>
  • Username / password: your college login credentials

The progress of batch processes can be viewed at the Job scheduler.

Help, training and online information

FILM also organises regular Definiens training courses and offers personal help for demanding projects.

Booking guidelines, messages, make a booking


Contact FILM staff


Contact FILM staff