ITK v4 – Migration Guide

Luis Ibanez, Julien Jomier, and Charles Marion | Kitware Blog | October 27, 2011

The ITK community recently released the Beta version of its new ITKv4 effort. The Insight Toolkit (ITK) is an open-source, cross-platform system that provides an extensive suite of software tools for image analysis.

To help members of the community use the new version of the toolkit, Kitware and the ITK team developed a Migration Guide (, whose release we are pleased to announce. The purpose of the Migration Guide website is to list all changes made to the API of ITK between version 3.20 and version 4.0. This listing also includes the typical changes that ITK community members should apply to their ITK-3.20-based code to make it compatible with ITKv4. The Migration Guide is powered by the open source solution phpMyFaq (

Its main features are presented below...