ICS (Image Cytometry Standard)ΒΆ

Extensions: .ics, .ids

Developer: P. Dean et al.


BSD-licensed: Yes

Export: Yes

Officially Supported Versions: 1.0, 2.0

Reader: ICSReader (Source Code, Supported Metadata Fields)

Writer: ICSWriter (Source Code)

Freely Available Software:

We currently have:


Pixels: 5 - Outstanding

Metadata: 5 - Outstanding

Openness: 5 - Outstanding

Presence: 4 - Very Good

Utility: 4 - Very Good

Additional Information

  • ICS version 1.0 datasets have two files - an .ics file that contains all of the metadata in plain-text format, and an .ids file that contains all of the pixel data.

  • ICS version 2.0 datasets are a single .ics file that contains both pixels and metadata.

Commercial applications that can support ICS include: