Memory problem opening Zeiss ZVI file

Hey everyone,

I have some problems with opening Zeiss ZVI files with the latest Fiji version on Windows 10 64bit. (ImageJ 2.0.0-rc61/1.51n, Java 1.8.0_101 [64bit], 6004MB memory). The ZVI file contains about 200 tiles from scanning with a Zeiss AxioImager M2m.
When I open the ZVI file (not very big around 300MB), Fiji starts opening the Bio-formats options. I open the file with “open all series” and “concatenate series when compatible” activated. In the status bar he says import preparations complete and afterwards I see the memory usage increase in the task manager up to 6000MB. The same in ImageJ and eventually he displays the log message .
This works without a problem using ImageJ 2.0.0-rc56/1.51h, Java 1.8.0_66 [64bit]. Here the memory usage in ImageJ is just 300MB.

Has anybody an idea what the problem is?


Dear @BPelz,

this issue might be related to Bio-Formats. Could you report the bug to the Bio-Formats team as well?


Thanks Stefan. I reported the bug to the Bio-formats team as well.

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