Release of Bio-Formats 6.3.1

Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 6.3.1 which includes the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:

  • ICS (Image Cytometry Standard)
    • prevented a potential error when writing ICS files with physical units which could not be converted
  • Imspector OBF
    • fixed a bug with incorrect dimensions being parsed for some Imspector OBF files
  • Leica LAS AF LIF (Leica Image File Format)
    • fixed a NullPointerException in some variants of the LIF file format
  • TIFF
    • improved the performance of tiled writing
  • Zeiss CZI
    • fixed issues with tile stitching and position size

Bio-Formats tools improvements:

  • fixed a potential NullPointerException in SpringUtilities for Bio-Formats plugins (thanks to July Chen)
  • updated URL for fetching ImageJ upgrades in ijview
  • fixed the XY coordinates for cropped images in bfconvert
  • fixed a bug when using a cropped multi-series file in bfconvert (thanks to Matthieu Moisse)
  • fixed issues in bfconvert when writing separate tiles with additional options
  • added documentation of tile output patterns to utility help in bfconvert

Full details can be found at

The software is available at: and is available from the Java-8 update site for Fiji users.

Any problems or comments, please use this forum with the bio-formats tag


The OME Team