Release of Bio-Formats 6.1.1

Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 6.1.1 which included the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:

  • DeltaVision
    • added new lens definitions associated with rcpnl files
  • Gatan Digital Micrograph (DM3/DM4)
    • now parsing the Montage tag to determine if tiles are present
  • Leica-LIF
    • added support for polygon ROIs scaling (thanks to Sean Warren)
  • PerkinElmer Columbus
    • improved handling of truncated TIFF files to return blank planes
  • PerkinElmer Opera Flex
    • plate barcodes are now used to improve grouping and handling of truncated files
  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
    • improved parsing times for images stored as uncompressed contiguous strips
  • Zeiss CZI
    • improved plane position metadata for many CZI datasets

Automated test changes:

  • format reader tests have been updated to handle PerkinElmer Columbus datasets with flex files

Documentation improvements:

  • added help for missing options in bfconvert command line tool

Full details can be found at

The software is available at:

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

The following are issues which are being considered for the next minor release 6.2.0:

Any problems or comments, please use the forum or mailing lists:


The OME Team