FocalPoint is an image browser, similar to Windows Explorer or other file manager application, specifically designed to work with more complex image types. FocalPoint uses Bio-Formats to generate thumbnails for some formats.


FocalPoint is bundled with Bio-Formats, so no further installation is necessary.


It should be possible to use a newer version of Bio-Formats by overwriting the old loci_tools.jar within the FocalPoint distribution. For Mac OS X, you will have to control click the FocalPoint program icon, choose “Show Package Contents” and navigate into Contents/Resources/Java to find the loci_tools.jar file.