Release of Bio-Formats 5.3.4

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Dear All,

Bio-Formats 5.3.4 is now available for Fiji from the Java 8 update site. If you have previously been using the Bio-Formats 5 update site, you will need to disable that as well as enabling the Java 8 site. This release includes:

Bug fixes for:

  • ImageJ - fix for a NullPointerException when exporting images that were not opened via the Bio-Formats importer, and thus do not have a complete OMEXMLMetadata store

  • Java 1.9 - fix compile and runtime errors to enable building with Java 1.9
    File format support:

File format support:

  • ECAT7 - update to add support for different versions of ECAT7 files (thanks to Torsten Stöter)

Updated build system:

  • updated dependency for ome-model to version 5.4.0, allowing for improved ROI handling by enabling support for Shape objects with Transform attributes (OME-XML schema version remains unchanged as OME schema 2016-06)

And more - see
for full details.

The software is also available to download from

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The OME Team