Stop reinventing the wheel / microscope!

Many vendors approach you with a proposition to convert your data to their technology. We don’t think that makes sense.

At Pathomation, we recognize that you already have made significant investments in numerous software applications. So our value proposition is to allow you to take your virtual microscopy data to your existing infrastructure.

That’s why we developed a series of plugins.

CMS, LMS, IA plugins for virtual microscopy


Moodle is an open source LMS with a global userbase.


Canvas is a commercial LMS by Instructure. Have a look at our Canvas demonstration video on YouTube

LTI app

Using a different LMS from the ones listed above? Don’t despair. Our plugins for both are based on the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) paradigm. Supported by almost all advanced LMSs out there; unfortunately we’re not in a position to give an exhaustive overview here ourselves.

Curious how we also support your environment through LTI? Start the conversation right here.

FIJI (ImageJ 64-bit)

FIJI and ImageJ are widely used image analysis software packages. It’s particularly powerful because of its wide range of available plugins. Plugins, open source and supported by NIH, what more do you want?

Why, a proper working plugin to bring in microscopy images, of course!


QuPath has been gaining in popularity in recent years. The basic problem remains however: how do you get your slides (pixels) imported in the software?

Pathomation’s HistoQu plugin for QuPath offers a way out.

Pathomation PMA.start QuPath plugin

Adobe PhotoShop

Think beyond pixels. With Photoshop, you can measure distances, count objects, adjust and re-scale histograms… Add powerful macros and you’re serving up IA before you know it.

Now if only there was a way to tell it how to get whole slide image…


WordPress is one of the most established CMSs on the planet.


Django is a CMS built in Python. Add live whole slide images and start learning about the PMA_python SDK while you’re at it.

LEarn more about our wordpress plugin
Learn more about our Django plugin


Drupal is the second most-adopted CMS. We got your backs, too!

Adobe Experience Manager

A dedicated plugin to support Adobe’s content management system

Drupal digital pathology and virtual microscopy
Learn more about our Drupal plugin
Learn more about our Adobe AEM plugin

We support your software developers

See our dedicated page at

What are plugins?

According to Wikipedia, a plugin “is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program. When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customization“. 

The result is that you can connect from your favorite application to our platform, and use it to bring image content from your original slides into your preferred processing environment.

The advantages for you are:

  • Keep working with your favorite tools of choice, no need to learn new software.
  • No need to convert your original slides into an intermediate slide format
  • There’s a LOT more you can do now!

Specialization means better functionality on both ends. Pathomation keeps focusing of supporting as many file formats as possible (and is not distracted by tangential “let’s also do this, too” projects), and consumers relying on Pathomation no longer need to worry about supporting additional file formats themselves .