Release of Bio-Formats 5.7.1



Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.7.1 which includes the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:

  • Nikon NIS-Elements ND2
    • improved parsing of Z position values
  • LaVision Imspector
    • corrected the value of time per FLIM channel
    • fixed a bug which saw the Z and T dimensions swapped
    • fixed a divide by zero exception
    • added a fix for incorrect time-base and number of channels
  • TIFF
    • added support for handling files with a FillOrder of 2 in which the bits in each byte are reversed
    • improved support for multi-channel ImageJ TIFF files greater than 4GB in size

Performance improvements:

  • improved TIFF performance by using non-regexp String replacement (thanks to Thushara Wijeratna, Allen Institute for Cell Science)
  • improved TIFF handling of Strings for large metadata (thanks to T. Alexander Popiel, Allen Institute for Cell Science)

Documentation improvements:

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

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