Developer Documentation

The following sections describe various things that are useful to know when working with Bio-Formats. It is recommended that you obtain the Bio-Formats source by following the directions in the Source code section. Referring to the Javadocs as you read over these pages should help, as the notes will make more sense when you see the API.

For a complete list of supported formats, see the Bio-Formats supported formats table.

For a few working examples of how to use Bio-Formats, see these Github pages and the bio-formats-examples repository.

Introduction to Bio-Formats

Using Bio-Formats as a Java library

Using Bio-Formats as a native C++ library


See the OME-Files C++ downloads page for more information.

Contributing to Bio-Formats

See open Trac tickets for Bio-Formats and the various Trello boards for information on work currently planned or in progress.

For more general guidance about how to contribute to OME projects, see the Contributing developers documentation.