Screenshot of FPBioimage running on an example website.

FPBioimage example website.

First Person Bioimage

Welcome to the FPBioimage project page.

FPBioimage is a volumetric visualization tool which runs in all modern web browsers. Try the tool yourself at our example site here.


Don’t forget to cite!

If you use FPBioimage to share your data, please cite our original publication in Nature Photonics. This is required by the license!

Usage: Viewing Data

FPBioimage is easy to use by clicking and dragging with the mouse.
To utilize its more advanced features, watch the instructional video below.

Usage: Sharing Data

To use FPBioimage for sharing your own data, watch the video below or follow the sharing guide.


FPBioimage is open source. The software was developed in Unity to ensure cross-platform compatibility.
A free Unity license is now available to academic institutions.
To contribute to FPBioimage, fork our git repository. This contains the Unity assets required to build the tool from scratch.

Report a bug

If you have found a bug, please report an issue.


Use of FPBioimage requires a citation of the original publication of the software in Nature Photonics. If FPBioimage is used to share data published in an academic journal, the original publication must be acknowledged in the references section of the publication.

First Person Bioimage (FPBioimage) is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 4.0 International license. This means that, providing you credit the original software appropriately, you are free to copy, redistribute, remix, transform and build upon the software, as long as future contributions are distributed under the same license.

This software is covered by a Creative Commons Share Alike License, version 4.0You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.You must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.