Personal tools
  • We're Hiring!

You are here: Home Products OMERO Feature List

Feature List

New Features in OMERO 5.3

ROI Folders
feature icon
Organize ROIs into hierarchical folders for viewing and analysis.
LookUp Table support
feature icon
You can now select a LookUp Table for your data in the UI.
New Wells UI
feature icon
You can now annotate Wells in the clients and view them in a new Grid View.
Open With...
feature icon
Custom plugins can be launched via OMERO.web.
Reverse intensity rendering
feature icon
You can now reverse or invert image intensity.
Histogram support
feature icon
Clients now support histograms.

OMERO 5 Features

Import | Organize | Metadata | View | Analyze | Export | Utility functions


Import images
feature icon
Import images from microscope, graphics and other imaging formats, using the OMERO.insight client.
Supported file formats
feature icon
OMERO imports all the formats read by Bio-Formats including microscopy, HCS, tissue scanner and graphics file formats. Over 140 in total.
Improved performance
feature icon
Stream-lined backend import process uploads large datasets such as HCS and SPIM. much faster.
Original file formats
feature icon
OMERO.server now uploads, exports, and stores files in their original file format.
File integrity reports
feature icon
Import process checks uploaded files aren't corrupted giving extra confidence that they are safely stored.
feature icon
Full-fledged "DropBox" — allows automatic import from a defined directory of all supported file formats.
Command Line Import
feature icon
Use the command line to import images into OMERO
feature icon
Group owners and sysadmins can import data for other users in that group, which they will then own.
Reduced storage requirements
feature icon
Import process doesn't duplicate pixel data so storage requirements are roughly halved compared with 4.4 import & original file archiving.


Manage and organize
feature icon
Manage, organize and delete images within Projects and Datasets.
Improved searching
feature icon
Functionality of search has been improved in both clients.
Browse & View Images
feature icon
Browse and View Images remotely on cross-platform software.
OMERO permissions functionality allows users to share data within groups of scientists and collaborate on their data.
Browse multiple groups and move data between them. Group owners have extra capabilities.
Annotate Data
feature icon
Annotate your data with descriptions, comments, file attachments, tags or rating.
feature icon
Share sets of images with other users and have a conversation about the data.


feature icon
Browse image acquisition metadata in OMERO.insight and OMERO.web.
Model updates
feature icon
5.1 added support for units and new more flexible user-added metadata.
Improved UI for metadata
feature icon
Updates to right hand pane of the UI for improved display of extensive metadata and annotations.


View Images
feature icon
Browse thumbnails, Image previews and open a Full image viewer in OMERO.web and OMERO.insight. Includes 'split-channel' view and Z-projection.
Complex multidimensional datasets
feature icon
Improved support in the clients and via Bio-Formats 5.
Improved web UI
The OMERO.web client has had a face-lift, with various usability enhancements too
Rendering settings
feature icon
Improvements in rendering settings workflow especially in OMERO.web.
Big Images
OMERO supports large images, with infrastructure and viewers to support panning and zooming
HCS data
HCS data can be viewed in a Screen / Plate / Well hierarchy in the OMERO.insight and OMERO.web clients.


Draw ROIs
feature icon
Draw ROIs across multiple dimensions and measure pixel intensity.
ImageJ/Fiji plugin
You can import images and save ROIs and overlays from ImageJ/Fiji into OMERO.
Attaching analytical results
feature icon
Better support for attaching analytical results.
Scripting Service
feature icon
Write Python scripts to add functionality to the OMERO.server. Share your scripts with the community.
Python Blitz API
feature icon
The Python 'Blitz' Gateway provides an easy-to-use API for OMERO making it easier to work with your data in Python.
Image Processing
feature icon
The Scripting Service can be used to add image processing and analysis functionality to the OMERO server.
Tabular Data support
feature icon
HDF-based storage of measurement results with an API for exporting to Excel using OMERO.tables.


Figure Export
feature icon
Export your data as figures for presentation.
Export Images
feature icon
Export whole Images as OME-TIFFs or other supported formats.
Export to ImageJ
feature icon
Export any image as OME-TIFF or connect to OMERO with the ImageJ plugin to open images in ImageJ


Manage users & groups
feature icon
Server administrators can add and manage users and groups with the admin tools.
feature icon
Sysadmins can use a new GUI to email users from the server.
feature icon
New asynchronous Delete infrastructure with much improved performance and lower memory requirements.
Command Line
feature icon
Many OMERO functions can be accessed from the command line (also see Import above).
ImageJ plugin
The ImageJ plugin includes the whole OMERO.insight client.
Quality Assurance
feature icon
Feedback system that allows users to send comments, bugs, or data files, and to track responses and updates.
Demo server
feature icon
Take the advantage of OMERO platform and ask for a free Demo Account here.
LDAP support
feature icon
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) support.
feature icon
Edit your account details and upload your photo to personalise your account.
Feedback & support
feature icon
Full documentation and user support on forum and mailing lists.
Document Actions