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The solution for developers to support the OME data model and OME-TIFF in their software


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What is OME Files?


OME Files is a reference implementation of the OME data model and the OME-TIFF file format for developers who wish to integrate support for the OME data model and reading and writing the standard OME-TIFF file format into their software. Potential uses include export of images using OME-TIFF, saving of acquired image data in OME-TIFF, reading metadata and image data from OME-TIFF for visualization and analysis, or use of the data model metadata APIs for handling metadata.

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A Reimplementation


OME Files is a reimplementation of the Bio-Formats Java API, providing equivalent data model, metadata and reading and writing interfaces. Unlike the Bio-Formats Java API, which supports reading of over 140 file formats and writing of over 15 file formats, OME Files restricts itself to reading and writing OME-TIFF and plain TIFF, and does not yet support additional formats. At present it is a reference implementation for the OME-TIFF format, and the focus for development is upon improving and extending the data model metadata APIs and the reader and writer APIs, rather than adding additional formats.


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OME Files was developed by the Open Microscopy Environment consortium. Licensing information can be found on the OME licensing page.


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