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Release of Bio-Formats 5.6.0

Postby dgault » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:36 am

Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.6.0 which includes the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:
  • Zeiss CZI
    • added support for images from Elyra PALM system
    • prevented a potential infinite loop when a scene with a pyramid is missing
  • cellSens VSI
    • a new option has been added to throw an exception rather than logging a warning if .ets file is missing. The option, 'cellsens.fail_on_missing_ets', can be used via the MetadataOptions API, as a parameter in the command line tools or via the Bio-Formats configuration dialog in ImageJ
  • MetaMorph Stack (STK)
    • fixed an error with HCS style datasets always returning the first plane regardless of the requested index
    • updated to use stage labels starting with 'Scan' to detect when a whole plate is saved in a single .stk file
    • fixed a bug for ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException when an image contains a single Z plane
  • Gatan Digital Micrograph
    • added support for Z stacks and ROIs
    • fixed several bugs in tag parsing
  • PerkinElmer Operetta
    • ensure TIFF files exist before reading
  • JPEG
    • support added for images with more than Integer.MAX_VALUE pixels

Bug fixes and improvements:
  • JPEGTileDecoder
    • class now implements AutoCloseable to prevent resource leaks
  • Bio-Formats Plugin
    • improved performance when using options to concatenate multiple series together
  • TiffSaver
    • made performance improvements to prevent the writing of a new IFD for each tile, resulting in significant file size reductions for images with a large quantity of tiles

Documentation improvements:
  • updated website and URL links for new http://www.openmicroscopy.org website
  • added missing Andor SIF to supported formats page
  • added a new page Working with whole slide images outlining the API support for pyramids/resolutions
  • fixed broken documentation links for external resources which are no longer available
    updated the style of Sphinx documentation

Component architecture changes/decoupling:
  • decoupled image encoding and decoding routines to the new ome/ome-codecs GitHub repository and consumed as 'org.openmicroscopy:ome-codecs' artifact from Maven Central
  • removed components/forks/jai - decoupled to the new ome/ome-jai GitHub repository and consumed as part of 'org.openmicroscopy:ome-jai' artifact from Maven Central
  • replaced components/formats-api/codecs classes with wrappers around 'org.openmicroscopy:ome-codecs'
  • replaced components/formats-bsd/codecs classes with wrappers around 'org.openmicroscopy:ome-codecs'

Updated build system:
  • ant now removes the build files of the bundles during 'clean' to prevent a mix of dependencies

Full details can be found at https://docs.openmicroscopy.org/bio-for ... s-new.html

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and will shortly be available from the Java-8 update site for Fiji users.

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