Apologies for replying very late - I just joined image.sc.
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Avizo can handle image data larger than your available RAM, but generally it is better to have enough RAM to at least hold your data in memory for image visualization. There are many strategies for dealing with this issue:
- If you have a stack of similar images, you could create a recipe with Image Stack Processing and run that recipe on files from disk one at a time using the Process Stack on Disk module.
- You could save the data as an LDA formatted file (what the program is asking about when you try to load) and load this file. This requires an extension to the software, XLVolume (for now).
- Since it is a stack, you may try viewing only some of the slices - few enough that the subvolume will fit into memory. Not ideal, but could meet your needs in the short term.
- Consult this video for more info on loading image data in Amira and Avizo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxIYOYACdpA&feature=youtu.be