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5.3.1 (2016 December 19)

File format fixes:

  • TIFF
    • fixed invalid IFD values when writing TIFF or OME-TIFF files with Bio-Formats 5.3.0. This bug affected the writing of TIFF and OME-TIFF via client code using loci.formats.TiffWriter, converting to a TIFF or OME-TIFF using ‘bfconvert’ command line tool or exporting to TIFF or OME-TIFF using ImageJ/FIJI Bio-Formats exporter.

5.3.0 (2016 December 12)

New features/API:

  • added support for JPEG-XR compressed CZI data (funded by a partnership between Glencoe Software and ZEISS), adding ‘ome:jxrlib’ as a new dependency of Bio-Formats

  • improved tile-based image writing
    • added new methods to the loci.formats.IFormatWriter interface allowing to set and retrieve the tile along the X and Y dimensions
    • added default implementations to the loci.formats.FormatWriter abstract class defaulting to the entire image width/height
    • added functionality to loci.formats.TiffWriter adding support for tiled images writing for TIFF and derived formats like OME-TIFF
    • added developer documentation and samples for tiled reading/writing
  • added a new MetadataOptions implementation supporting arbitrary key/value pairs

  • updated the display command line utility to support passing key/value options using showinf -option

  • added two options to the CZI reader to disable autostitching and exclude pyramid file attachments. Added new checkboxes to the CZI configuration interface of the ImageJ plugin to activate these options

Bug fixes/deprecations:

  • deprecated loci.formats.meta.MetadataConverter in favor of ome.xml.meta.MetadataConverter

  • updated method deprecated in Octave 4.2.0 (thanks to Carnë Draug)

    • fixed handling of Mask BinData elements

Component architecture changes/decoupling:

  • removed formats-common component - now decoupled to the new ome/ome-common-java GitHub repository and consumed as ‘org.openmicroscopy:ome-common’ artifact from Maven Central
  • removed ome-poi component - now decoupled to the new ome/ome-poi GitHub repository and consumed as ‘org.openmicroscopy:ome-poi’ artifact from Maven Central
  • removed specification, xsd-fu and ome-xml components - now decoupled to the new ome/ome-model GitHub repository and consumed as ‘org.openmicroscopy:{specification,ome-xml}’ artifacts from Maven Central
  • removed mdbtools component - now decoupled to the new ome/ome-mdbtools GitHub repository and consumed as ‘org.openmicroscopy:ome-mdbtools’ artifact from Maven Central
  • removed stubs components - now decoupled to the new ome/ome-stubs GitHub repository and consumed as ‘org.openmicroscopy:{lwf-stubs,mipav-stubs}’ artifacts from Maven Central
  • removed metakit component - now decoupled to the new ome/ome-metakit GitHub repository and consumed as ‘org.openmicroscopy:metakit’ artifacts from Maven Central
  • updated developer documentation for the decoupled components

Updated build system:

  • dropped embedded JARs and now use the Maven Ant Tasks plugin to unify the dependencies using the POM
  • improved Ant JAR and bundle target
  • dropped deprecated osgi targets, OME Tools bundle and ome-jxr component
  • removed PDF generation from the docs-sphinx target
  • added version number to Javadoc zip bundle name
  • migrated unit tests out of test-suite into formats-bsd
  • fixed test-suite targets, paths and symlink handling
  • fixed test-metadata and migrated it into test-suite
  • fixed mismatch between ND2HandlerTest package and location
  • cleaned up test-build to remove obsolete and decoupled components and folders
  • simplified Travis build
  • POM repositories clean-up to reduce complexity and use Maven Central as the first location to look for dependencies
  • now storing all versions in the top-level POM
  • updated build versioning from Maven by unified versioning strategy, reviewing meta information stored in the manifests of each JAR and introspecting this information in the FormatTools API to retrieve version and revision numbers
  • updated developer documentation on updated build system

5.2.4 (2016 October 18)

Java bug fixes:

    • fixed regression when populating plane metadata
  • CZI
    • populated series metadata with the scene/position information

5.2.3 (2016 October 5)

Java bug fixes:

  • CZI
    • fixed imageCount for RGB images
  • ICS writing
    • fixed ordering of image dimensions
  • DeltaVision
    • fixed reading of large time dimensions

Command-line tools improvements:

  • now includes the version history as NEWS.rst (thanks to Gerhard Burger)

Code clean-up/improvements:

  • switched to String.indexOf(int) in GPL-licensed reader code so that a simpler library method can be used
  • strings now extended with characters where possible
  • completed deprecation of DataTools.sanitizeDouble()
  • deprecated unused OSGi and ome-tools bundle build targets

OME-XML changes/improvements:

  • bumped schema version number to 2 (schema namespace left unchanged)
  • added acquisition modes BrightField, SweptFieldConfocal and SPIM
  • added parsing for Laser Scan Confocal and Swept Field Confocal

Documentation improvements:

  • documented versioning policy
  • clarified supported versions for Micro-Manager and Olympus ScanR files

5.2.2 (2016 September 13)

Java bug fixes and improvements:

  • fixed a regression in which the DataTools number parsing API would not be thread-safe anymore

  • InCell
    • improved handling of Analyzer 2000 datasets to find TIFF files
  • FV1000
    • fixed preview names ordering
    • enabled all BigTIFF extensions
  • various code cleanup across the Java code

  • added test coverage for all example codes in the developer documentations

  • added tests covering the semantics of the INI parser

ImageJ bug fixes and improvements:

  • fixed a bug in ImageJ when swapping dimensions of an image with multiple series of different dimensions
  • added an option to the exporter to pad filename indexes with zeros

Command-line tools improvements:

  • allowed the binaries to be symlinked (thanks to Gerhard Burger)
  • added an option to bfconvert to pad filename indexes with zeros

5.2.1 (2016 August 25)

Java bug fixes:

  • Zeiss CZI
    • fixed NumberFormatException when the position object is not null but the values of child are null
  • SimplePCI
    • made IniParser less stringent to allow reading of imperfectly formatted TIFF description headers
  • fixed stitching of file patterns in ImageJ to remove duplication of directory names in the file path

  • added an option to bfconvert to allow creation of OME-TIFF without lookup tables

  • addition of MetadataOnly elements containing no BinData or TiffData now handled via MetadataTools API in ImageInfo

  • example code in developer docs is now tested via a new Maven module

5.2.0 (2016 August 18)

Java format support improvements are listed below.

†Denotes a major breaking change to the reader (typically modification of core metadata). Code changes or re-import may be necessary in ImageJ/FIJI and OMERO.

  • added support (and public sample files) for Becker & Hickl .spc FIFO data

  • added support for Princeton Instruments .spe data

  • bug fixes for many formats including:
    • CellSens VSI†
      • fixes for correctly reading dimensions
    • FlowSight
      • fixes to infer channel count from channel names (thanks to Lee Kamentsky)
    • Hamamatsu VMS†
      • fixed dimensions of full-resolution images
    • ICS writing
      • fixed dimension population for split files
    • Kodak BIP
      • fixed handling of CCD temperature stored in hexadecimal
    • Leica LIF
      • fixed incorrect plane offsets for large multi-tile files
    • LiFlim
      • fixed ExposureTime check and units usage
    • Micro-Manager
      • fixed handling of large datasets saved as image stacks and split over multiple files
      • added user documentation for file saving options
    • MRC and Spider
      • fixed format type checking
    • Nifti
      • fixed planeSize to prevent crashes when loading large files (thanks to Christian Niedworok)
      • added support for gzipped compressed .nii.gz files (thanks to Eric Barnhill)
      • added public samples and updated documented supported file extensions
    • OME-TIFF
      • fixed Plane population errors
      • fixed NullPointerException when closing reader for partial multi-file filesets
      • reduced buffer size for RandomAccessInputStreams to improve performance
      • deprecated getMetadataStoreForConversion and getMetadataStoreForDisplay methods
    • OME-XML
      • fixed metadata store
    • PicoQuant
      • updated reader to always buffer data
    • PNG writing

    • SDT
      • performance improvements for loading of large files
    • Slidebook
    • SVS
      • fixed NumberFormatException
    • Tiff
      • fixed integer overflow to read resolutions correctly
      • fixed handling of tiled images with tile width less than 64
    • Zeiss CZI
      • fixed timestamp indexing when multiple separate channels are present
      • improved slide support - slides are now detected as a complete full-resolution image (instead of each tile being a separate series) and pyramid sub-resolutions and label/overview images are also detected
    • Zeiss LSM
      • fixed Plane population errors
    • Zeiss ZVI†
      • reworked image ordering calculation to allow for tiles

Top-level Bio-Formats API changes:

  • Java 1.7 is now the minimum supported version

  • the native-lib-loader dependency has been bumped to version 2.1.4

  • the xalan dependency has been bumped to version 2.7.2

  • all the ome.jxr classes have been deprecated to make clear that there is no JPEG-XR support implemented in Bio-Formats as yet

  • the DataTools API has been extended to add a number of utility functions to:
    • account for decimal separators in different locales
    • parse a String into Double, Float, Integer etc
    • handle NumberFormatException thrown when parsing Unit tests
  • the Logging API has been updated to respect logging frameworks (log4j/logback) initialized via a binding-specific configuration file and to prevent DebugTools.enableLogging(String) from overriding initialized logger levels (see Logging for more information)

  • helper methods have been added to FormatTools allowing a stage position to be formatted from an input Double and an input unit

  • the Formats API has also been updated to add a new validate property to MetadataOptions and support for MetadataOptions has been moved to FormatHandler level to allow it to be used by both Readers and Writers

  • initial work on Reader discoverability extended the ClassList API to allow the readers.txt configuration file to be annotated using key/value pairs to mark optional Readers and specify additional per-Reader options

Other general improvements include:

  • improved performance of getUsedFiles

  • fixes for FilePatternBlock, AxisGuesser, FilePattern

  • fixes for the detection of CSV pattern blocks by FilePatternBlock

  • bioformats_package.jar now includes bio-formats-tools as a dependency so ImageConverter, ImageFaker and ImageInfo classes are included in the bundle

  • the JACE C++ implementation has been decoupled as it does not function with Java 1.8 (see legacy repo)

  • ImageJ fixes
    • to allow reader delegation when a legacy reader is enabled but not working
    • to allow ROIs to be imported to the ImageJ ROI manager or added to a new overlay
  • MATLAB fixes
    • improved integration with Octave (thanks to Carnë Draug)
    • added logging initialization
  • Command-line tools fixes
    • upgrade check no longer run when passing -version
    • common methods refactoring
    • showinf improvements to preload format
    • tiffcomment now warns that it requires an ImageDescription tag to be present in the TIFF file
  • added many automated tests and improved FakeReader testing framework

  • documentation improvements include:
    • clarifying status of legacy Quicktime and ND2 readers
    • noting that the Gatan reader does not currently support stacks
    • more Java examples added to the developer documentation
    • new units page for developers

The Data Model version 2016-06 has been released to introduce Folders, and to simplify both the graphical aspects of the model and code generation. Full details are available in the OME Model and Formats Documentation. OME-XML changes include:

  • Map is now a complexType rather than an element and MapPairs has been dropped

  • extended enum metadata has been introduced to better support units

  • Shape and LightSource are now complexTypes rather than elements

  • BinData has been added to code generation to handle raw binary data

  • various code generation improvements to:
    • simplify and standardize the generation process
    • remove a number of hard-coded exceptional cases allowing for easier maintenance and growth
    • allow for genuine abstract model types and enable C++ model implementation
  • updated OME-XML and OME-TIFF public sample files

The Bio-Formats C++ native implementation has been decoupled from the Java codebase and will be released as OME-Files C++ from now on, with the exception of OME-XML which is still within Bio-Formats at present (there is a plan to decouple both the Java and the C++ versions of OME-XML in future).

The following components have had their licensing updated to Simplified (2-clause) BSD:

  • XSL transforms
  • specification code
  • xsd-fu Python code

5.1.10 (2016 May 9)

Java bug fixes:

  • fixed warnings being thrown for ImageJ and other non-FIJI users on Windows (these warnings were triggered by the removal of the 3i Slidebook DLLs from the source code repository in Bio-Formats 5.1.9 and should now only be triggered when opening Slidebook files without the update site enabled -
  • a fix in the ImageJ plugin for files grouped using the “Dimensions” option
  • a fix for writing TIFF files in tiles

5.1.9 (2016 April 14)

  • Java bug fixes, including:
    • SDT
      • fixed width padding calculation for single-pixel image
    • Deltavision
      • fixed the parsing of the new date format
      • added support for parsing and storing the working distance in native units
    • Micromanager
      • cleaned up JSON metadata parsing
    • Olympus Fluoview
      • fixed null pointer exceptions while parsing metadata
    • Leica LIF
      • fixed large multi-tiled files from having incorrect plane offsets after the 2GB mark
    • EM formats (MRC and Spider)
      • added native length support for EM readers
    • Gatan
      • fixed erroneous metadata parsing
      • added support for parsing and storing the physical sizes in native units
    • OME-TIFF
      • improved handling of OME-TIFF multi-file fileset’s with partial metadata blocks
    • Nikon ND2
      • fixed the parsing of emission wavelength
    • Olympus CellR (APL)
      • fixed multiple parsing issues with the mtb file
    • SlideBook
    • Zeiss CZI
      • fixed parsing of files with multiple mosaics and positions
  • Documentation updates, including:
    • improved documentation for the export of BigTIFFs in ImageJ
  • C++:
    • no changes.

5.1.8 (2016 February 15)

  • Java bug fixes, including:
    • FEI TIFF
      • fixed stage position parsing and whitespace handling (thanks to Antoine Vandecreme)
    • Pyramid TIFF
      • fixed tile reading when a cache (.bfmemo) file is present
    • MicroManager
      • updated to parse JSON data from tags 50839 and 51123
      • fixed to detect *_metadata.txt files in addition to metadata.txt files
      • fixed to handle datasets with each stack in a single file
    • OME-XML
      • updated to make .ome.xml an official extension
    • OME-TIFF
      • fixed to ignore invalid BinaryOnly elements
    • TIFF
      • fixed caching of BigTIFF files
    • Slidebook
      • fixed handling of montages in Slidebook6Reader (thanks to Richard Myers)
    • Performance improvement for writing files to disk (thanks to Stephane Dallongeville)

    • Build system
      • fixed Maven POMs to reduce calls to
      • fixed bioformats_package.jar to include the package
  • Documentation updates, including:
    • updated format pages to include links to example data
    • clarified description of Qu for MATLAB (thanks to Carnë Draug)
    • added installation instructions for Octave (thanks to Carnë Draug)
  • C++:
    • Bugfixes to the OME-TIFF writer to correct use of the metadata store with multiple series
    • Ensure file and writer state consistency upon close failure

5.1.7 (2015 December 7)

  • Java bug fixes, including:
    • Prevent physical pixel sizes from being rounded to 0, for all formats

    • Metamorph
      • fixed calculation of Z step size
      • fixed detection of post-processed dual camera acquisitions (thanks to Mark Kittisopikul)
    • OME-XML
      • fixed XML validation when an ‘xmlns’ value is not present (thanks to Bjoern Thiel)
    • MINC
      • fixed endianness of image data
    • Andor/Fluoview TIFF
      • fixed calculation of Z step size
    • MATLAB
      • improved performance by reducing static classpath checks (thanks to Mark Kittisopikul)
    • Gatan
      • fixed physical size parsing in non-English locales
    • Automated testing
      • fixed handling of non-default physical size and plane position units
  • Documentation updates, including:
    • updated MapAnnotation example to show linkage of annotations to images
  • C++:
    • no changes, released to keep version numbers in sync with Bio-Formats Java

5.1.6 (2015 November 16)

  • Java bug fixes, including:
    • Updated to use native units for following formats:
      • IMOD
      • Analyze
      • Unisoku
      • Olympus CellR (APL)
    • Metamorph TIFF
      • fixed handling of multi-line descriptions
      • added support for dual camera acquisitions
    • Zeiss LMS
      • fixed exception in type detection
    • Zeiss CZI
      • fixed detection of line scan Airyscan data
    • Slidebook
      • fixed calculation of physical Z size
    • ImageJ plugins
      • fixed handling of non-default units
      • fixed setting of preferences via macros
    • Automated testing
      • fixed handling of non-default units for physical sizes and timings
  • C++ changes, including:
    • allow relocatable installation on Windows
    • reduce time required for debug builds
  • Documentation updates, including:
    • addition of “Multiple Images” column to the supported formats table
    • addition of a MapAnnotation example

5.1.5 (2015 October 12)

  • Java bug fixes, including:
    • ImageJ plugins
      • fixed use of “Group files...” and “Open files individually” options
      • fixed placement of ROIs
      • fixed size of the “About Plugins > Bio-Formats Plugins” window
    • xsd-fu (code generation)
      • removed OMERO-specific logic
    • Metamorph
      • fixed physical Z size calculation
    • Gatan DM3/DM4
      • fixed physical pixel size parsing
    • BMP
      • added support for RLE compression
    • DICOM
      • updated to respect the WINDOW_CENTER tag
      • fixed image dimensions when multiple sets of width and height values are present
    • Fluoview and Andor TIFF
      • fixed physical Z size calculation
    • Imspector OBF
      • updated to parse OME-XML metadata (thanks to Bjoern Thiel)
  • C++ changes:
    • TIFF strip/tile row and column calulations corrected to compute the correct row and column count
    • Several compiler warnings removed (false positive warnings in third-party headers disabled, and additional warnings fixed)
    • It is now possible to build with Boost 1.59 and compile with a C++14 compiler
  • The source release is now provided in both tar.xz and zip formats

  • Documentation updates, including:
    • substantial updates to the format pages
      • improved linking of reader/writer classes to each format page
      • improved supported metadata pages for each format
      • updated format page formatting for clarity
      • added developer documentation for adding and modifying format pages

5.1.4 (2015 September 7)

  • Bug fixes, including:
    • Command line tools
      • fixed display of usage information
    • Automated testing
      • fixed problems with symlinked data on Windows
      • added unit tests for checking physical pixel size creation
    • Cellomics
      • fixed reading of sparse plates
    • SlideBook
      • fixed a few lingering issues with native library packaging
    • SimplePCI/HCImage TIFF
      • fixed bit depth parsing for files from newer versions of HCImage
    • SimplePCI/HCImage .cxd
      • fixed image dimensions to allow for extra padding bytes
    • Leica LIF
      • improved reading of image descriptions
    • ICS
      • fixed to use correct units for timestamps and physical pixel sizes
    • MicroManager
      • fixed to use correct units for timestamps
    • Gatan .dm3/.dm4
      • fixed problems with reading double-precision metadata values
    • Hamamatsu NDPI
      • fixed reading of mask images
    • Leica .lei
      • fixed reading of bit depth and endianness for datasets that were modified after acquisition
    • FEI TIFF
      • updated to read metadata from files produced by FEI Titan systems
    • QuickTime
      • fixed to handle planes with no stored pixels
    • Leica .scn
      • fixed reading of files that contain fewer images than expected
    • Zeiss .czi
      • fixed channel colors when an alpha value is not recorded
      • fixed handling of pre-stitched image tiles
    • SDT
      • added support for Zip-compressed images
    • Nikon .nd2
      • fixed to read image dimensions from new non-XML metadata
    • OME-XML
      • fixed writing of integer metadata values
  • Native C++ updates:
    • completed support for building on Windows
  • Documentation updates, including:
    • updated instructions for running automated data tests
    • clarified JVM versions currently supported

5.1.3 (2015 July 21)

  • Native C++ updates:
    • Added cmake superbuild to build core dependencies (zlib, bzip2, png, icu, xerces, boost)
    • Progress on support for Windows
  • Bug fixes, including:
    • Fixed segfault in the showinf tool used with the C++ bindings

    • Allow reading from https URLs

    • ImageJ
      • improved performance of displaying ROIs
    • Command line tools
      • fixed bfconvert to correctly create datasets with multiple files
    • Metamorph
      • improved detection of time series
      • fixed .nd datasets with variable Z and T counts in each channel
      • fixed .nd datasets that contain invalid TIFF/STK files
      • fixed dimensions when the number of planes does not match the recorded Z, C, and T sizes
    • SlideBook
      • improved native library detection (thanks to Richard Myers)
    • JPEG
      • fixed decompression of lossless files with multiple channels (thanks to Aaron Avery)
    • Imspector OBF
      • updated to support version 2 files (thanks to Bjoern Thiel)
    • Imspector MSR
      • improved detection of Z stacks
    • PerkinElmer Opera Flex
      • improved handling of multiple acquisitions of the same plate
    • Zeiss CZI
      • fixed error when opening single-file datasets whose names contained “(” and ”)”
    • TIFF
      • improved speed of reading files with many tiles
    • AVI
      • updated to read frame index (idx1) tables
    • Nikon ND2
      • fixed channel counts for files with more than 3 channels
    • PNG
      • fixed decoding of interlaced images with a width or height that is not a multiple of 8
    • PSD
      • improved reading of compressed images
  • Documentation improvements, including:
    • updated instructions for writing a new file format reader
    • updated usage information for command line tools
    • new Javadocs for the MetadataStore and MetadataRetrieve interfaces

5.1.2 (2015 May 28)

  • Added OME-TIFF writing support to the native C++ implementation

  • OME-TIFF export: switch to BigTIFF if .ome.tf2, .ome.tf8, or .ome.btf extensions are used

  • Improved MATLAB developer documentation

  • Added SlideBook reader that uses the SDK from 3I (thanks to Richard Myers and 3I - Intelligent Imaging Innovations)

  • Preliminary work to make MATLAB toolbox work with Octave

  • Many bug fixes, including:
    • ImageJ
      • fixed regression in getPlanePosition* macro extension methods
      • fixed display of composite color virtual stacks
    • Nikon ND2
      • improved parsing of plane position and timestamp data
    • TIFF
      • reduced memory required to read color lookup tables
    • Zeiss LSM
      • improved parsing of 16-bit color lookup tables
    • Zeiss CZI
      • fixed ordering of original metadata table
      • fixed reading of large pre-stitched tiled images
    • AIM
      • fixed handling of truncated files
    • Metamorph/MetaXpress TIFF
      • improved UIC1 metadata tag parsing

5.1.1 (2015 April 28)

  • Add TIFF writing support to the native C++ implementation

  • Fixed remaining functional differences between Windows and Mac/Linux

  • Improved performance of ImageJ plugin when working with ROIs

  • TIFF export: switch to BigTIFF if .tf2, .tf8, or .btf extensions are used

  • Many bug fixes, including:
    • fixed upgrade checking to more accurately report when a new version is available

    • Zeiss CZI
      • fixed ordering of multiposition data
      • improved support for RGB and fused images
    • Nikon ND2
      • improved ordering of multiposition data
    • Leica LIF
      • improved metadata validity checks
      • improved excitation wavelength detection
    • Metamorph STK/TIFF
      • record lens numerical aperture
      • fixed millisecond values in timestamps
    • Gatan DM3
      • correctly detect signed pixel data
    • Imaris HDF
      • fix channel count detection
    • ICS export
      • fix writing of files larger than 2GB

5.1.0 (2015 April 2)

  • Improvements to performance with network file systems

  • Improvements to developer documentation

  • Initial version of native C++ implementation

  • Improved support for opening and saving ROI data with ImageJ

  • Added support for CellH5 data (thanks to Christoph Sommer)

  • Added support for Perkin Elmer Nuance data (thanks to Lee Kamentsky)

  • Added support for Amnis FlowSight data (thanks to Lee Kamentsky and Sebastien Simard)

  • Added support for Veeco AFM data

  • Added support for Zeiss .lms data (not to be confused with .lsm)

  • Added support for I2I data

  • Added support for writing Vaa3D data (thanks to Brian Long)

  • Updated to OME schema 2015-01

  • Update RandomAccessInputStream and RandomAccessOutputStream to read and write bits

  • Many bug fixes, including:
    • Leica SCN
      • fix pixel data decompression
      • fix handling of files with multiple channels
      • parse magnification and physical pixel size data
    • Olympus/CellSens .vsi
      • more thorough parsing of metadata
      • improved reading of thumbnails and multi-resolution images
    • NDPI
      • fix reading of files larger than 4GB
      • parse magnification data
    • Zeiss CZI
      • improve parsing of plane position coordinates
    • Inveon
      • fix reading of files larger than 2 GB
    • Nikon ND2
      • many improvements to dimension detection
      • many improvements to metadata parsing accuracy
      • update original metadata table to include PFS data
    • Gatan DM3
      • fix encoding when parsing metadata
      • fix physical pixel size parsing
    • Metamorph
      • fix off-by-one in metadata parsing
      • fix number parsing to be independent of the system locale
    • JPEG
      • parse EXIF data, if present (thanks to Paul Van Schayck)
      • fix handling of missing image data
    • PrairieView
      • improved support for version 5.2 data (thanks to Curtis Rueden)
    • DICOM
      • fix dimensions for multi-file datasets
      • fix pixel data decoding for files with multiple images
    • PNG
      • reduce memory required to read large images
    • Imspector OBF
      • fix support for version 5 data (thanks to Bjoern Thiel)
    • PCORAW
      • fix reading of files larger than 4 GB
    • AIM
      • fix reading of files larger than 4 GB
    • MRC
      • add support for signed 8-bit data
    • Fix build errors in MIPAV plugin

    • ImageJ
      • fix export from a script/macro
      • fix windowless export
      • allow exporting from any open image window
      • allow the “Group files with similar names” and “Swap dimensions” options to be used from a script/macro
    • bfconvert
      • fix writing each channel, Z section, and/or timepoint to a separate file
      • add options for configuring the tile size to be used when saving images

5.0.8 (2015 February 10)

  • No changes - release to keep version numbers in sync with OMERO

5.0.7 (2015 February 5)

  • Several bug fixes, including:
    • ND filter parsing for DeltaVision
    • Timepoint count and original metadata parsing for Metamorph
    • Build issues when Genshi or Git are missing
    • LZW image decoding

5.0.6 (2014 November 11)

  • Several bug fixes, including:
    • Pixel sign for DICOM images
    • Image dimensions for Zeiss CZI and Nikon ND2
    • Support for Leica LIF files produced by LAS AF 4.0 and later

5.0.5 (2014 September 23)

  • Documentation improvements
  • Support for non-spectral Prairie 5.2 datasets

5.0.4 (2014 September 3)

  • Fix compile and runtime errors under Java 1.8
  • Improvements to Nikon .nd2 metadata parsing
  • Added support for PicoQuant .bin files (thanks to Ian Munro)

5.0.3 (2014 August 7)

  • Many bug fixes for Nikon .nd2 files

  • Several other bug fixes, including:
    • LZW image decoding
    • Stage position parsing for Zeiss CZI
    • Exposure time units for ScanR
    • Physical pixel size units for DICOM
    • NDPI and Zeiss LSM files larger than 4GB
    • Z and T dimensions for InCell 6000 plates
    • Export of RGB images in ImageJ
  • Improved metadata saving in MATLAB functions

5.0.2 (2014 May 28)

  • Many bug fixes for Zeiss .czi files

  • Several other bug fixes, including:
    • Gatan .dm3 units and step count parsing
    • Imspector .msr 5D image support
    • DICOM reading of nested tags
  • Update native-lib-loader version (to 2.0.1)

  • Updates and improvements to user documentation

5.0.1 (2014 Apr 7)

  • Added image pyramid support for CellSens .vsi data

  • Several bug fixes, including:
    • Woolz import into OMERO
    • Cellomics file name parsing (thanks to Lee Kamentsky)
    • Olympus FV1000 timestamp support (thanks to Lewis Kraft and Patrick Riley)
    • (A)PNG large image support
    • Zeiss .czi dimension detection for SPIM datasets
  • Performance improvements for Becker & Hickl .sdt file reading (thanks to Ian Munro)

  • Performance improvements to directory listing over NFS

  • Update slf4j and logback versions (to 1.7.6 and 1.1.1 respectively)

  • Update jgoodies-forms version (to 1.7.2)

5.0.0 (2014 Feb 25)

  • New bundled ‘bioformats_package.jar’ for ImageJ
  • Now uses logback as the slf4j binding by default
  • Updated component names, .jar file names, and Maven artifact names
  • Fixed support for Becker & Hickl .sdt files with multiple blocks
  • Fixed tiling support for TIFF, Hamamatsu .ndpi, JPEG, and Zeiss .czi files
  • Improved continuous integration testing
  • Updated command line documentation

5.0.0-RC1 (2013 Dec 19)

5.0.0-beta1 (2013 June 20)

4.4.10 (2014 Jan 15)

  • Bug fixes including CellWorx, Metamorph and Zeiss CZI
  • Updates to MATLAB documentation

4.4.9 (2013 Oct 16)

  • Many bug fixes including improvements to support for ND2 format
  • Java 1.6 is now the minimum supported version; Java 1.5 is no longer supported

4.4.8 (2013 May 2)

  • No changes - release to keep version numbers in sync with OMERO

4.4.7 (2013 April 25)

  • Many bug fixes to improve support for more than 20 formats
  • Improved export to multi-file datasets
  • Now uses slf4j for logging rather than using log4j directly, enabling other logging implementations to be used, for example when Bio-Formats is used as a component in other software using a different logging system.

4.4.6 (2013 February 11)

  • Many bug fixes
  • Further documentation improvements

4.4.5 (2012 November 13)

  • Restructured and improved documentation

  • Many bug fixes, including:
    • File grouping in many multi-file formats
    • Maven build fixes
    • ITK plugin fixes

4.4.4 (2012 September 24)

  • Many bug fixes

4.4.2 (2012 August 22)

  • Security fix for OMERO plugins for ImageJ

4.4.1 (2012 July 20)

  • Fix a bug that prevented BigTIFF files from being read
  • Fix a bug that prevented PerkinElmer .flex files from importing into OMERO

4.4.0 (2012 July 13)

  • Many, many bug fixes

  • Added support for:
    • .nd2 files from Nikon Elements version 4
    • PerkinElmer Operetta data
    • MJPEG-compressed AVIs
    • MicroManager datasets with multiple positions
    • Zeiss CZI data
    • IMOD data

4.3.3 (2011 October 18)

  • Many bug fixes, including:
    • Speed improvements to HCImage/SimplePCI and Zeiss ZVI files
    • Reduce memory required by Leica LIF reader
    • More accurately populate metadata for Prairie TIFF datasets
    • Various fixes to improve the security of the OMERO plugin for ImageJ
    • Better dimension detection for Bruker MRI datasets
    • Better thumbnail generation for histology (SVS, NDPI) datasets
    • Fix stage position parsing for Metamorph TIFF datasets
    • Correctly populate the channel name for PerkinElmer Flex files

4.3.2 (2011 September 15)

  • Many bug fixes, including:
    • Better support for Volocity datasets that contain compressed data
    • More accurate parsing of ICS metadata
    • More accurate parsing of cellSens .vsi files
  • Added support for a few new formats
    • .inr
    • Canon DNG
    • Hitachi S-4800
    • Kodak .bip
    • JPX
    • Volocity Library Clipping (.acff)
    • Bruker MRI
  • Updated Zeiss LSM reader to parse application tags

  • Various performance improvements, particularly for reading/writing TIFFs

  • Updated OMERO ImageJ plugin to work with OMERO 4.3.x

4.3.1 (2011 July 8)

  • Several bug fixes, including:
    • Fixes for multi-position DeltaVision files
    • Fixes for MicroManager 1.4 data
    • Fixes for 12 and 14-bit JPEG-2000 data
    • Various fixes for reading Volocity .mvd2 datasets
  • Added various options to the ‘showinf’ and ‘bfconvert’ command line tools

  • Added better tests for OME-XML backwards compatibility

  • Added the ability to roughly stitch tiles in a multi-position dataset

4.3.0 (2011 June 14)

  • Many bug fixes, including:
    • Many fixes for reading and writing sub-images
    • Fixes for stage position parsing in the Zeiss formats
    • File type detection fixes
  • Updated JPEG-2000 reading and writing support to be more flexible

  • Added support for 9 new formats:
    • InCell 3000
    • Trestle
    • Hamamatsu .ndpi
    • Hamamatsu VMS
    • SPIDER
    • Volocity .mvd2
    • Olympus SIS TIFF
    • IMAGIC
    • cellSens VSI
  • Updated to 2011-06 OME-XML schema

  • Minor speed improvements in many formats

  • Switched version control system from SVN to Git

  • Moved all Trac tickets into the OME Trac:

  • Improvements to testing frameworks

  • Added Maven build system as an alternative to the existing Ant build system

  • Added pre-compiled C++ bindings to the download page

4.2.2 (2010 December 6)

  • Several bug fixes, notably:
    • Metadata parsing fixes for Zeiss LSM, Metamorph STK, and FV1000
    • Prevented leaked file handles when exporting to TIFF/OME-TIFF
    • Fixed how BufferedImages are converted to byte arrays
  • Proper support for OME-XML XML annotations

  • Added support for SCANCO Medical .aim files

  • Minor improvements to ImageJ plugins

  • Added support for reading JPEG-compressed AVI files

4.2.1 (2010 November 12)

  • Many, many bug fixes

  • Added support for 7 new formats:
    • CellWorX .pnl
    • ECAT7
    • Varian FDF
    • Perkin Elmer Densitometer
    • FEI TIFF
    • Compix/SimplePCI TIFF
    • Nikon Elements TIFF
  • Updated Zeiss LSM metadata parsing, with generous assistance from Zeiss, FMI, and MPI-CBG

  • Lots of work to ensure that converted OME-XML validates

  • Improved file stitching functionality; non-numerical file patterns and limited regular expression-style patterns are now supported

4.2.0 (2010 July 9)

  • Fixed many, many bugs in all aspects of Bio-Formats
  • Reworked ImageJ plugins to be more user- and developer-friendly
  • Added many new unit tests
  • Added support for approximately 25 new file formats, primarily in the SPM domain
  • Rewrote underlying I/O infrastructure to be thread-safe and based on Java NIO
  • Rewrote OME-XML parsing/generation layer; OME-XML 2010-06 is now supported
  • Improved support for exporting large images
  • Improved support for exporting to multiple files
  • Updated logging infrastructure to use slf4j and log4j

4.1.1 (2009 December 3)

  • Fixed many bugs in popular file format readers

4.1 (2009 October 21):

  • Fixed many bugs in most file format readers
  • Significantly improved confocal and HCS metadata parsing
  • Improved C++ bindings
  • Eliminated references to Java AWT classes in core Bio-Formats packages
  • Added support for reading Flex datasets from multiple servers
  • Improved OME-XML generation; generated OME-XML is now valid
  • Added support for Olympus ScanR data
  • Added OSGi information to JARs
  • Added support for Amira Mesh files
  • Added support for LI-FLIM files
  • Added more informative exceptions
  • Added support for various types of ICS lifetime data
  • Added support for Nikon EZ-C1 TIFFs
  • Added support for Maia Scientific MIAS data

4.0.1 (2009 June 1)

  • Lots of bug fixes in most format readers and writers
  • Added support for Analyze 7.1 files
  • Added support for Nifti files
  • Added support for Cellomics .c01 files
  • Refactored ImageJ plugins
  • Bio-Formats, the common package, and the ImageJ plugins now require Java 1.5
  • Eliminated native library dependency for reading lossless JPEGs
  • Changed license from GPL v3 or later to GPL v2 or later
  • Updated Olympus FV1000, Zeiss LSM, Zeiss ZVI and Nikon ND2 readers to parse ROI data
  • Added option to ImageJ plugin for displaying ROIs parsed from the chosen dataset
  • Fixed BufferedImage construction for signed data and unsigned int data

4.0.0 (2009 March 3)

  • Improved OME data model population for Olympus FV1000, Nikon ND2, Metamorph STK, Leica LEI, Leica LIF, InCell 1000 and MicroManager
  • Added TestNG tests for format writers
  • Added option to ImageJ plugin to specify custom colors when customizing channels
  • Added ability to upgrade the ImageJ plugin from within ImageJ
  • Fixed bugs in Nikon ND2, Leica LIF, BioRad PIC, TIFF, PSD, and OME-TIFF
  • Fixed bugs in Data Browser and Exporter plugins
  • Added support for Axon Raw Format (ARF), courtesy of Johannes Schindelin
  • Added preliminary support for IPLab-Mac file format

2008 December 29

  • Improved metadata support for DeltaVision, Zeiss LSM, MicroManager, and Leica LEI
  • Restructured code base/build system to be component-driven
  • Added support for JPEG and JPEG-2000 codecs within TIFF, OME-TIFF and OME-XML
  • Added support for 16-bit compressed Flex files
  • Added support for writing JPEG-2000 files
  • Added support for Minolta MRW format
  • Added support for the 2008-09 release of OME-XML
  • Removed dependency on JMagick
  • Re-added caching support to data browser plugin
  • Updated loci.formats.Codec API to be more user-friendly
  • Expanded loci.formats.MetadataStore API to better represent the OME-XML model
  • Improved support for Nikon NEF
  • Improved support for TillVision files
  • Improved ImageJ import options dialog
  • Fixed bugs with Zeiss LSM files larger than 4 GB
  • Fixed minor bugs in most readers
  • Fixed bugs with exporting from an Image5D window
  • Fixed several problems with virtual stacks in ImageJ

2008 August 30

  • Fixed bugs in many file format readers
  • Fixed several bugs with swapping dimensions
  • Added support for Olympus CellR/APL files
  • Added support for MINC MRI files
  • Added support for Aperio SVS files compressed with JPEG 2000
  • Added support for writing OME-XML files
  • Added support for writing APNG files
  • Added faster LZW codec
  • Added drag and drop support to ImageJ shortcut window
  • Re-integrated caching into the data browser plugin

2008 July 1

  • Fixed bugs in most file format readers
  • Fixed bugs in OME and OMERO download functionality
  • Fixed bugs in OME server-side import
  • Improved metadata storage/retrieval when uploading to and downloading from the OME Perl server
  • Improved Bio-Formats ImageJ macro extensions
  • Major updates to MetadataStore API
  • Updated OME-XML generation to use 2008-02 schema by default
  • Addressed time and memory performance issues in many readers
  • Changed license from LGPL to GPL
  • Added support for the FEI file format
  • Added support for uncompressed Hamamatsu Aquacosmos NAF files
  • Added support for Animated PNG files
  • Added several new options to Bio-Formats ImageJ plugin
  • Added support for writing ICS files

2008 April 17

  • Fixed bugs in Slidebook, ND2, FV1000 OIB/OIF, Perkin Elmer, TIFF, Prairie, Openlab, Zeiss LSM, MNG, Molecular Dynamics GEL, and OME-TIFF
  • Fixed bugs in OME and OMERO download functionality
  • Fixed bugs in OME server-side import
  • Fixed bugs in Data Browser
  • Added support for downloading from OMERO 2.3 servers
  • Added configuration plugin
  • Updates to MetadataStore API
  • Updates to OME-XML generation - 2007-06 schema used by default
  • Added support for Li-Cor L2D format
  • Major updates to TestNG testing framework
  • Added support for writing multi-series OME-TIFF files
  • Added support for writing BigTIFF files

2008 Feb 12

  • Fixed bugs in QuickTime, SimplePCI and DICOM
  • Fixed a bug in channel splitting logic

2008 Feb 8

  • Many critical bugfixes in format readers and ImageJ plugins

  • Newly reborn Data Browser for 5D image visualization
    • some combinations of import options do not work yet

2008 Feb 1

  • Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, Metamorph STK, FV1000 OIB/OIF, Leica LEI, TIFF, Zeiss ZVI, ICS, Prairie, Openlab LIFF, Gatan, DICOM, QuickTime

  • Fixed bug in OME-TIFF writer

  • Major changes to MetadataStore API

  • Added support for JPEG-compressed TIFF files

  • Added basic support for Aperio SVS files
    • JPEG2000 compression is still not supported
  • Improved “crop on import” functionality

  • Improvements to bfconvert and bfview

  • Improved OME-XML population for several formats

  • Added support for JPEG2000-compressed DICOM files

  • EXIF data is now parsed from TIFF files

2007 Dec 28

  • Fixed bugs in Leica LEI, Leica TCS, SDT, Leica LIF, Visitech, DICOM, Imaris 5.5 (HDF), and Slidebook readers
  • Better parsing of comments in TIFF files exported from ImageJ
  • Fixed problem with exporting 48-bit RGB data
  • Added logic to read multi-series datasets spread across multiple files
  • Improved channel merging in ImageJ - requires ImageJ 1.39l
  • Support for hyperstacks and virtual stacks in ImageJ - requires ImageJ 1.39l
  • Added API for reading directly from a byte array or InputStream
  • Metadata key/value pairs are now stored in ImageJ’s “Info” property
  • Improved OMERO download plugin - it is now much faster
  • Added “open all series” option to ImageJ importer
  • ND2 reader based on Nikon’s SDK now uses our own native bindings
  • Fixed metadata saving bug in ImageJ
  • Added sub-channel labels to ImageJ windows
  • Major updates to 4D Data Browser
  • Minor updates to automated testing suite

2007 Dec 1

  • Updated OME plugin for ImageJ to support downloading from OMERO
  • Fixed bug with floating point TIFFs
  • Fixed bugs in Visitech, Zeiss LSM, Imaris 5.5 (HDF)
  • Added alternate ND2 reader that uses Nikon’s native libraries
  • Fixed calibration and series name settings in importer
  • Added basic support for InCell 1000 datasets

2007 Nov 21

  • Fixed bugs in ND2, Leica LIF, DICOM, Zeiss ZVI, Zeiss LSM, FV1000 OIB, FV1000 OIF, BMP, Evotec Flex, BioRad PIC, Slidebook, TIFF

  • Added new ImageJ plugins to slice stacks and do “smart” RGB merging

  • Added “windowless” importer plugin
    • uses import parameters from IJ_Prefs.txt, without prompting the user
  • Improved stack slicing and colorizing logic in importer plugin

  • Added support for DICOM files compressed with lossless JPEG
    • requires native libraries
  • Fixed bugs with signed pixel data

  • Added support for Imaris 5.5 (HDF) files

  • Added 4 channel merging to importer plugin

  • Added API methods for reading subimages

  • Major updates to the 4D Data Browser

2007 Oct 17

  • Critical OME-TIFF bugfixes
  • Fixed bugs in Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI, TIFF, DICOM, and AVI readers
  • Added support for JPEG-compressed ZVI images
  • Added support for BigTIFF
  • Added importer plugin option to open each plane in a new window
  • Added MS Video 1 codec for AVI

2007 Oct 1

  • Added support for compressed DICOM images
  • Added support for uncompressed LIM files
  • Added support for Adobe Photoshop PSD files
  • Fixed bugs in DICOM, OME-TIFF, Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI, Visitech, PerkinElmer and Metamorph
  • Improved indexed color support
  • Addressed several efficiency issues
  • Fixed how multiple series are handled in 4D data browser
  • Added option to reorder stacks in importer plugin
  • Added option to turn off autoscaling in importer plugin
  • Additional metadata convenience methods

2007 Sept 11

  • Major improvements to ND2 support; lossless compression now supported
  • Support for indexed color images
  • Added support for Simple-PCI .cxd files
  • Command-line OME-XML validation
  • Bugfixes in most readers, especially Zeiss ZVI, Metamorph, PerkinElmer and Leica LEI
  • Initial version of Bio-Formats macro extensions for ImageJ

2007 Aug 1

  • Added support for latest version of Leica LIF
  • Fixed several issues with Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI
  • Better metadata mapping for Zeiss ZVI
  • Added OME-TIFF writer
  • Added MetadataRetrieve API for retrieving data from a MetadataStore
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

2007 July 16

  • Fixed several issues with ImageJ plugins
  • Better support for Improvision and Leica TCS TIFF files
  • Minor improvements to Leica LIF, ICS, QuickTime and Zeiss ZVI readers
  • Added searchable metadata window to ImageJ importer

2007 July 2

  • Fixed issues with ND2, Openlab LIFF and Slidebook
  • Added support for Visitech XYS
  • Added composite stack support to ImageJ importer

2007 June 18

  • Fixed issues with ICS, ND2, MicroManager, Leica LEI, and FV1000 OIF
  • Added support for large (> 2 GB) ND2 files
  • Added support for new version of ND2
  • Minor enhancements to ImageJ importer
  • Implemented more flexible logging
  • Updated automated testing framework to use TestNG
  • Added package for caching images produced by Bio-Formats

2007 June 6

  • Fixed OME upload/download bugs
  • Fixed issues with ND2, EPS, Leica LIF, and OIF
  • Added support for Khoros XV
  • Minor improvements to the importer

2007 May 24

  • Better Slidebook support
  • Added support for Quicktime RPZA
  • Better Leica LIF metadata parsing
  • Added support for BioRad PIC companion files
  • Added support for bzip2-compressed files
  • Improved ImageJ plugins
  • Native support for FITS and PGM

2007 May 2

  • Added support for NRRD
  • Added support for Evotec Flex (requires LuraWave Java SDK with license code)
  • Added support for gzip-compressed files
  • Added support for compressed QuickTime headers
  • Fixed QuickTime Motion JPEG-B support
  • Fixed some memory issues (repeated small array allocations)
  • Fixed issues reading large (> 2 GB) files
  • Removed “ignore color table” logic, and replaced with Leica-specific solution
  • Added status event reporting to readers
  • Added API to toggle metadata collection
  • Support for multiple dimensions rasterized into channels
  • Deprecated reader and writer methods that accept the ‘id’ parameter
  • Deprecated in favor of saveImage and saveBytes
  • Moved dimension swapping and min/max calculation logic to delegates
  • Separate GUI logic into isolated loci.formats.gui package
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes and tweaks in most readers and writers
  • Many other bugfixes and improvements

2007 Mar 16

  • Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
  • Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
  • Fixed LSM bug

2007 Mar 7

  • Added support for Micro-Manager file format
  • Fixed several bugs – Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
  • Enhanced metadata support for several formats
  • Load series preview thumbnails in the background
  • Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
  • Expanded unit testing framework

2007 Feb 28

  • Better series preview thumbnails
  • Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
  • Fixed bugs with “ignore color tables” option in ImageJ plugin

2007 Feb 26

  • Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
  • Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
  • Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
  • Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
  • Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
  • Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server

2007 Feb 7

  • Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
  • Improved HTTP import functionality
  • Added metadata filtering – unreadable metadata is no longer shown
  • Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
  • Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
  • Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
  • Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
  • Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
  • Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
  • Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, DeltaVision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
  • IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
  • Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
  • Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files

2007 Jan 5

  • Added support for Prairie TIFF
  • Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
  • Improved API for writing files
  • Added feature to read files over HTTP
  • Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

2006 Dec 22

  • Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
  • Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
  • Added automated testing framework
  • Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

2006 Nov 30

  • Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
  • Added support for MRC
  • Added support for MNG
  • Improved support for floating-point images
  • Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
  • Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
  • Improved file stitching logic
  • Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro

2006 Nov 2

  • Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
  • Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
  • Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets

2006 Oct 31

  • Added support for Imaris 5 files
  • Added support for RGB ICS images

2006 Oct 30

  • Added support for tiled TIFFs
  • Fixed bugs in ICS reader
  • Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems

2006 Oct 27

  • Multi-series support for Slidebook
  • Added support for Alicona AL3D
  • Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
  • Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
  • Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
  • Added option to ignore color tables
  • Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
  • Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
  • Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
  • Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
  • Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
  • Fixed memory leaks in all readers
  • Better file stitching logic

2006 Oct 6

  • Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
  • Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
  • Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
  • Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
  • Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
  • Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
  • Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
  • Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
  • Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
  • Fixed memory leak for OIB format
  • Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
  • Fixed duplicate channels bug in “open each channel in a separate window”
  • Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
  • Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
  • Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
  • Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
  • Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
  • Much faster file stitching logic

2006 Sep 27

  • PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
  • Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
  • Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
  • ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
  • OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
  • LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
  • Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
  • User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog when available
  • Better notification when JAR libraries are missing

2006 Sep 6

  • Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
  • Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
  • Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
  • TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software

2006 Mar 31

  • First release