Zeiss LSM (Laser Scanning Microscope) 510/710ΒΆ

Extensions: .lsm, .mdb

Owner: ZEISS International


BSD-licensed: No

Export: No

Officially Supported Versions:

Reader: ZeissLSMReader (Source Code, Supported Metadata Fields)

Freely Available Software:

We currently have:

  • LSM specification v3.2, from 2003 March 12, in PDF
  • LSM specification v5.5, from 2009 November 23, in PDF
  • LSM specification v6.0, from 2010 September 28, in PDF
  • many LSM datasets


Pixels: 5 - Outstanding

Metadata: 4 - Very Good

Openness: 3 - Good

Presence: 4 - Very Good

Utility: 3 - 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 the MDB Tools Java port

Commercial applications that support this format include: