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Release of Bio-Formats 5.2.1

The OME Consortium are pleased to announce the release of Bio-Formats 5.2.1

Dear All,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.2.1, a bug-fix release.

Improvements include fixes for two formats:

  • Zeiss CZI
    • fixed NumberFormatException when the position object is not null but the values of child are null
  • SimplePCI
    • made IniParser less stringent to allow reading of imperfectly formatted TIFF description headers

Other improvements:

  • fixed stitching of file patterns in ImageJ to remove duplication of directory names in the file path
  • added an option to bfconvert to allow creation of OME-TIFF without lookup tables
  • addition of MetadataOnly elements containing no BinData or TiffData now handled via MetadataTools API in ImageInfo
  • example code in developer docs is now tested via a new Maven module

Full details can be found at

The software is available at:

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

Any problems or comments, please use the OME Forums or mailing lists:


The OME Team

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