Announcing the 3.1.0 release of AICSImageIO, a Python library for reading and writing image data with specific support for common formats used in computational biology (CZI, TIFF, OME-TIFF, MP4, GIF, PNG, etc.).
AICSImageIO now uses Dask arrays for all array handling. For a user this means that extremely large files are now easily handled and for users that use Dask clusters, they should see an improvement in image reading and image processing / computation time. Additionally, we added minor utility functions to help spawn or connect to Dask clusters and visualization of the image with some standard settings in napari.
Coming up we are working on adding readers for Slidebook and Zarr files, creating a Zarr file writer, and a general CZI-to-OME metadata conversion function.
For more details on how to get started with AICSImageIO check out our documentation.