Before you come to the course, there are several things you should do by yourself.
Please be ready with the newest Fiji installed on your laptop. If you already have one installed, be sure to upgrade the software (see step 2). If you do not want to upgrade for whatever reason, just install the second one just for the course.
step 1. Download Fiji (ImageJ)
go to the Fiji download page:
Download the latest one, whichever fits your OS.
In Windows OS, you just need to unpack the zip file and place the folder on your Desktop. With Mac OSX, double-click the .dmg file and install it as usual (copy Fiji to Application folder).
step 2. Upgrading
Launch Fiji. From the menu, select [Help → Update…]. Fiji checks the status by comparing with the newest files in the download server and it takes 30 seconds or so to check this. Then A window titled “ImageJ updater” opens (see below) with a list of files that need to be updated.
If nothing is listed, just close the window because your Fiji is at the latest status. If you see the list like the image shown above, then click “Apply Changes” button. Fiji will start downloading newer files, and then when completed, it will ask you to restart Fiji - so please restart.
You might need to restart and run the updater two times, as updater itself sometimes needs to be updated first before other things.
From the Fiji jmenu bar, select [Help > Update…]
If you want a textbook, follow the link below and click the textbook image. Downloading of the textbook should then start.