Cannot open .LIF file using Fiji

Hi All,

This is my first post, so thank you in advance for the help.

I am having trouble opening .LIF files on a fresh install of FIJI. When I try, I receive the following exception:

java.lang.NullPointerException
	at loci.formats.in.LIFReader.getChannelDescriptionNodes(LIFReader.java:2209)
	at loci.formats.in.LIFReader.translateImageNodes(LIFReader.java:2004)
	at loci.formats.in.LIFReader.translateMetadata(LIFReader.java:1187)
	at loci.formats.in.LIFReader.initMetadata(LIFReader.java:606)
	at loci.formats.in.LIFReader.initFile(LIFReader.java:549)
	at loci.formats.FormatReader.setId(FormatReader.java:1397)
	at loci.plugins.in.ImportProcess.initializeFile(ImportProcess.java:499)
	at loci.plugins.in.ImportProcess.execute(ImportProcess.java:142)
	at loci.plugins.in.Importer.showDialogs(Importer.java:140)
	at loci.plugins.in.Importer.run(Importer.java:76)
	at loci.plugins.LociImporter.run(LociImporter.java:78)
	at ij.IJ.runUserPlugIn(IJ.java:228)
	at ij.IJ.runPlugIn(IJ.java:192)
	at ij.Executer.runCommand(Executer.java:137)
	at ij.Executer.run(Executer.java:66)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)

Have any of you experienced a similar issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
qrav

I do not and I open .LIF files every day. What Leica microscope and software are you using to generate these .LIF files? Can you share an example file?

If you’d like to upload an example file to http://qa.openmicroscopy.org.uk/qa/upload/ then the OME team is happy to take a look, just mention something in the comment referring back to this thread. I don’t think we’ve seen this problem yet.