Release of Bio-Formats 5.7.2



Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.7.2 which includes the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:

  • Nikon ND2
    • fixed a bug which would use the incorrect channel count for small-sized single channel images
  • MetaMorph TIFF
    • changed the reader’s behaviour to populate exposure times for all planes when only a single exposure time is defined
  • DeltaVision
    • improved parsing of the associated log files to add additional key value pairs to global metadata
  • EPS (Encapsulated PostScript)
    • fixed an exception when reading pixel data in cases with embedded TIFF
  • GIF
    • fixed a bug to display the correct data when reading planes out of order

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • fixed failures with Ant build from a clean Maven repository by updating Maven repositories to use HTTPS rather than HTTP
  • now using safe version checking for Bio-Formats plugins to prevent a bug with Java 9
  • updated the JPEG-XR codec to allow either interleaved or non-interleaved data to be returned

Documentation improvements:

  • added clarification regarding Bio-Formats version requirements for using Java 7 or above
  • updated download links to latest Bio-Formats release version
  • updated the link to the most active fork of JAI ImageIO
  • fixed a number of external broken links
  • added a Trello link for contributing external developers
  • added a link to the Adding format/reader documentation pages to help those contributing to the documentation or supported formats pages
  • the Bio-Rad Gel page has been updated to add a link to biorad1sc_reader, an external python implementation (thanks to Matthew Clapp)

Full details can be found at

The software is available at:

and is now available from the Java-8 update site for Fiji users.

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The OME Team