Olympus FluoView FV1000

Extensions: .oib, .oif

Owner: Olympus


BSD-licensed: No

Export: No

Officially Supported Versions: 1.0, 2.0

Reader: FV1000Reader (Source Code, Supported Metadata Fields)

Freely Available Software:

We currently have:

  • an OIF specification document (v2.0.0.0, from 2008, in PDF)
  • an FV1000 specification document (v1.0.0.0, from 2004 June 22, in PDF)
  • older FV1000 specification documents (draft, in DOC and XLS)
  • many FV1000 datasets

We would like to have:

  • more OIB datasets (especially 2+ GB files)
  • more FV1000 version 2 datasets


Pixels: 4 - Very Good

Metadata: 4 - Very Good

Openness: 3 - Good

Presence: 3 - Good

Utility: 4 - Very Good

Additional Information

Please note that while we have specification documents for this format, we are not able to distribute them to third parties.

Bio-Formats uses a modified version of the Apache POI library to read OIB files. OIF stands for “Original Imaging Format”. OIB stands for “Olympus Image Binary”. OIF is a multi-file format that includes an .oif file and a directory of .tif, .roi, .pty, .lut, and .bmp files. OIB is a single file format.

Commercial applications that support this format include: