Release of Bio-Formats 5.7.0



Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.7.0 which includes the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:

  • Imaris HDF
    • fixed resolution problems in which dimensions and resolution order were incorrectly calculated (thanks to Eliana Andreica)
  • Nikon NIS-Elements ND2
    • fixed a bug in offset calculation when native chunk map is being used
  • MetaMorph
    • corrected delta T and position Z values for multi-channel images when channels are split across multiple files
  • Amnis FlowSight
    • better handling of exceptions in isThisType method (thanks to Claire McQuin)
  • PicoQuant Bin
    • better handling of exceptions in isThisType method (thanks to Claire McQuin)

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • reviewed and corrected URLs throughout the Bio-Formats source code
  • updated Bio-Formats Macro Extensions list with a missing function
  • added a new option in Bio-Formats plugins to configure the slice label display using patterns

Documentation improvements:

  • added new format page for OMERO Pyramid
  • updated the developer page for Working with whole slide images
  • added new page for configuring options in Bio-Formats plugins
  • updated documentation sidebar to enable navigation of previous versions

Full details can be found at

The software is available at:

and will shortly be available from the Java-8 update site for Fiji users.

Any problems or comments, please use the OME Forums or mailing lists:


The OME Team