Symmetry is omnipresent in nature and we encounter symmetry routinely in our everyday life. It is also common on the microscopic level, where symmetry is often key to the proper function of core biological processes. The human brain is exquisitely well suited to recognize such symmetrical features with ease. In contrast, computational recognition of such patterns in images is still surprisingly challenging. In this paper we describe a mathematical approach to identifying smaller local symmetrical structures within larger images. Our algorithm attributes a local symmetry score to each image pixel, which subsequently allows the identification of the symmetrical centers of an object. Though there are already many methods available to detect symmetry in images, to the best of our knowledge, our algorithm is the first that is easily applicable in ImageJ/FIJI. We have created an interactive plugin in FIJI that allows the detection and thresholding of local symmetry values. The plugin combines the different reflection symmetry axis of a square to get a good coverage of reflection symmetry in all directions. To demonstrate the plugins potential, we analyzed images of bacterial chemoreceptor arrays and intracellular vesicle trafficking events, which are two prominent examples of biological systems with symmetrical patterns.