Release of Bio-Formats 5.2.0

The OME team is pleased to announce the release of Bio-Formats 5.2.0

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Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.2.0. This release updates the Data Model to the June 2016 schema introducing Folders and simplifying both the graphical aspects of the model and code generation, adds support for two new formats; Becker & Hickl FIFO .spc and Princeton Instruments .spe, improves performance, and features many bug fixes. With this release Java 1.7 is now the minimum supported version.

Support is improved for the following formats:

† denotes a major breaking change to the reader (typically modification of core metadata). Code changes or re-import may be necessary in ImageJ/FIJI and OMERO.

In addition, Slidebook6Reader is now completely external and fully maintained by 3i.

Other improvements include:

Documentation improvements include:

Developer updates include:

Full details of all of these changes are available on the Bio-Formats version history page.

Bio-Formats 5.2.0 is available to download from archived downloads

and will shortly be available for recent Fiji versions via the Java-8 update site. If you are using an older version of Fiji (pre-2016), you will need to upgrade to Java 8 and install a newer version.

Any problems or comments, please use the OME forums or mailing lists.

August 18, 2016

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