libCZI is an Open Source Cross-Platform C++ library to read and write CZI.
libCZI is a library intended for providing read and write access to CZI featuring:
- reading subblocks and get the content as a bitmap
- reading subblocks which are compressed with JPEG-XR or zstd
- works with tiled images and pyramid images
- composing multi-channel images with tinting and applying a gradation curve
- access metadata
- writing subblocks and metadata
In a nutshell, it offers (almost...) the same functionality as the 2D-Viewer in ZEN - in terms of composing the image (including display-settings) and managing the data found in a CZI-file.
Related Software and Tooling
libCZI is already part of a larger ecosystem.
The libCZI libary is part of the Open Application Development Concept of Zeiss Microscopy.
pylibCZIrw is a python module for reading and writing CZI files by utilizing/wrapping libCZI.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH provides libCZI under a dual-license model - LGPL Version 3 as well as Proprietary/Commercial.
LGPL Version 3
libCZI is a reader and writer for the CZI fileformat written in C++ Copyright (C) 2017 Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
Note: Purchasing a commercial/proprietary license does not dispense you from fulfilling all obligations that arise from 3rd Party Components used/consumed by libCZI.
Credits to Third Party Components
The authors and maintainers of libCZI give a big shout-out to all the helpers that have been part in bringing this library to where it is today.
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