Release of Bio-Formats 6.1.0

The OME team is pleased to announce the release of Bio-Formats 6.1.0

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This latest release contains the completion of Phase I of OME’s work on improved support for binary vessels. In addition to the KLB format we supported in version 6.0, we have now added a reader for the BigDataViewer format developed at MPI-CBG Dresden. We hope this work is useful for the light sheet microscopy community.

We’ve also worked to improve the integration of Bio-Formats 6.1 into OMERO 5.5 (to be released Summer 2019). Finally, we’ve also reviewed and updated many of Bio-Formats dependencies to align them with the Fiji ecosystem. This includes an update of the component netcdf library used by Bio-Formats, which should improve the experience of users working with some of the HDF5-based file formats.

File format fixes and improvements:

File format fixes and improvements:

Automated test changes:

Bio-Formats API changes:

Component changes:

Full details can be found at Bio-Formats version history.

The software is available at archived downloads and will shortly be available from the Java-8 update site for Fiji users.

Any problems or comments, please use the forum.

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