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 the first item.

  2. In the Plugin dialog that opens, where it says “Install by name/URL”, enter the name of the plugin you want to install (or any valid pip requirement specifier or VCS scheme)

    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.


    If you want to install napari-svg directly from the development branch on the github repository, enter git+ in the text field.

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