3i SlideBookΒΆ

Extensions: .sld

Developer: Intelligent Imaging Innovations

Owner: Intelligent Imaging Innovations


BSD-licensed: No

Export: No

Officially Supported Versions: 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0

Reader: SlidebookReader (Source Code, Supported Metadata Fields)

We currently have:

  • Numerous SlideBook datasets

We would like to have:

  • A SlideBook specification document
  • More SlideBook datasets (preferably acquired with the most recent SlideBook software)


Pixels: 4 - Very Good

Metadata: 3 - Good

Openness: 2 - Fair

Presence: 4 - Very Good

Utility: 2 - Fair

Additional Information

We strongly encourage users to export their .sld files to OME-TIFF using the SlideBook software. Bio-Formats is not likely to support the full range of metadata that is included in .sld files, and so exporting to OME-TIFF from SlideBook is the best way to ensure that all metadata is preserved. Free software from 3i can export the files to OME-TIFF post-acquisition, see https://www.intelligent-imaging.com/slidebook.

3i also develops a native SlideBook reader which works with Bio-Formats. See http://www.openmicroscopy.org/info/slidebook for details.