Software by Helmholtz Imaging

Imaging is present in almost all research fields. The variety of imaging modalities ranges from the small molecular through the macroscopic up to the global scale. Helmholtz Imaging supports scientists of any discipline in their imaging-related requests.

Helmholtz Imaging provides consultation regarding existing software or methods, and make these resources available as easy-to-use Helmholtz Imaging Solutions to standardize and simplify the process of finding the right software to your research questions. We also develop, provide and maintain our own open source software solutions, which address the most challenging research questions in imaging science.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you need support using one of our software solutions.

Software by Helmholtz Imaging


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Support Hub

The Support Hub is your gateway to the world of Helmholtz Imaging! Simply send an e-mail to and we will help you out. Any request is welcome, whether it is a question about administrative or imaging-related matters, consulting requests, project support, Helmholtz Imaging Collaborations or access to our portfolio.


Helmholtz Imaging CONNECT is the heart of the Helmholtz Imaging Network. Get to know the imaging experts from the Helmholtz Association, explore the amazing portfolio of cutting-edge instruments from satellites to synchrotrons, dive into the exciting world of imaging applications. Helmholtz Imaging CONNECT facilitates finding partners and collaborators for innovative projects, with just the right complementary expertise necessary to conduct research for grand challenges.

We want you! If you are affiliated to one of the Helmholtz Centers, we invite you to add your profile, your modalities and your applications to the website. Be Helmholtz Imaging!


Struggling with an imaging-related project? Apply for a Helmholtz Imaging Collaboration and tap into the expertise of Helmholtz Imaging! Collaborations enable you to team up with one of our units for an elongated period of time (up to 6 months or even longer) to work on a project together. Whether you require support in (AI-based) image analysis, image reconstruction, annotation, data management, software solutions, addressing inverse problems, developing novel imaging modalities, 3D visualization and more – we are your partner.


Helmholtz Imaging Solutions provide software driven strategies for solving common problems across imaging domains and tools. In reality, being aware of a software solution for a scientific problem is often followed by a time-consuming process of figuring out how to install the specific tool and how to precisely use it to reproduce a published result. We provide a framework to unify and simplify this process. Additionally, we curate a catalog of Helmholtz Imaging Solutions developed within our community.