I’m starting to use tiled and/or compressed OME-TIFF images more and more, and I find it isn’t possible to open these in ImageJ or Fiji directly by drag & drop.
There is invariably one of two error messages:
- ImageJ cannot open TIFF files compressed in this fashion
- ImageJ cannot open tiled TIFFs. Try using the Bio-Formats plugin
Opening through the Bio-Formats plugin works fine, but is there a trick to get drag & drop to work?
Or does it need a change to ImageJ1 to try Bio-Formats when the built-in TiFF reader fails?
I think the relevant code is here where HandleExtraFileTypes is not given a chance if the image is recognized as TIFF.
I know from others that some OME-TIFF images work with drag & drop, but my guess is that these must be neither tiled nor compressed, so that ImageJ’s TIFF reader handles them. But if so, it still seems preferable to use Bio-Formats for metadata-parsing reasons.