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Release of Bio-Formats 5.5.0

The OME Consortium are pleased to announce the release of Bio-Formats 5.5.0

Dear All,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.5.0 which includes the following changes:

New file formats:

  • Olympus OIR
    • added support for Olympus .oir data (funded by a partnership between Glencoe Software and OLYMPUS EUROPA SE & Co. KG)
  • PerkinElmer Columbus
    • added support for PerkinElmer Columbus data

File format improvements:

  • Andor Bio-Imaging Division (ABD) TIFF
    • fixed acquisition date formatfrom MM/dd/yyyy to dd/MM/yyyy
  • Nikon NIS-Elements ND2
    • corrected logic used to determined PixelType by parsing uiBpc tags
  • Hamamatsu ndpi
    • improved handling of channels in NDPIS datasets (thanks to Manuel Stritt)
  • Imspector OBF
    • fix for SAXParseException when description field in metadata is empty

Documentation improvements:

  • added links to public sample files for Cellomics
  • added links to public sample files for InCell 3000

Full details can be found at

The software is available at:

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

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


The OME Team

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