I’d like to retrieve all metadata as text from a .lif file, as I need certain data in there.
Running the Bio-Formats Importer macro command using the “display_metadata” flag, I can open the lif file and I now know the function to obtain the sub_series names, but how do I access the whole ‘raw’ metadata text? By accident and forgotten how, one time I obtained a text in a window then called Original Metadata, that has all the data I need, and which I already can parse.
Importing the .lif file as virtual stack with NO image boxes ticked, I still get the first image opened, with its sub-series metadata only. I can tell the difference between the whole metadata and subseries data as the whole metadata lines start with the name of a subseries (if applicable), followed by a space and then the rest of the key. E.g. the (accidentally obtained once) original metadata reads
while the metadata in the text window "Original Metadata " subseries text window that opens is
The “Bio-Formats Macro Extension” macro doesn’t seem to list the function name to open the entire metadata as text.