Release of Bio-Formats 5.5.0

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Dear All,

Bio-Formats 5.5.0 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 support for two new 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

And several file fixes:

  • Andor Bio-Imaging Division (ABD) TIFF - fixed acquisition date format from 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

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The software is also available to download from

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