Finding and installing a napari plugin

napari plugins are Python packages distributed on the Python Package Index (PyPI), and annotated with the tag Framework :: napari. The napari hub uses this data, together with additional metadata, to produce a more user friendly way to find napari plugins.

Similarly, plugins annotated on PyPI with Framework :: napari are listed in the Plugins > Install/Uninstall Plugins menu within napari.

Finding plugins on the napari hub

The napari hub hosts information about all plugins. You can browse, search, and filter to find plugins that fit your needs. You can also share links to specific search results and plugins.

Installing plugins with napari

All PyPI packages annotated with the Framework :: napari tag can be installed directly from within napari:

  1. From the “Plugins” menu, select “Install/Uninstall Plugins…”.

    napari viewer's Plugins menu with Install/Uninstall Plugins as thr first item.

  2. In the resulting window that opens, where it says “Install by name/URL”, type the name of the plugin you want to install.

    napari viewer's Plugin dialog. At the bottom of the dialog, there is a place to install by name, URL, or dropping in a file.

  3. Click the “Install” button next to the input bar.