The “no such method” error is a bit of a red herring. We’re preparing for an upgrade of the BioFormats Java library and their interface has changed: when we try the newer version of the interface, we get that message and then fall back to the older version.
Unfortunately, the image size is a problem - you’ve probably run out of memory in the Java VM. If you’re running from source, you might try increasing the amount of memory available to the VM. The code for this is in the file, “trunk/CellProfiler/bioformats/init.py”. The code starting at line # 64 is:
__args = [r"-Djava.class.path="+__class_path,
The last bit on line # 69 sets the amount of memory available to Java (and I put the line there to increase the amount of available memory from the default value). You should feel free to increase this as appropriate for your machine and application, for instance “-Xmx4096m” would be 4 gigabytes available to a 64-bit processor.
I’d appreciate a copy of the stack dump if the problem persists after making the change.