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Python-bioformats is a Python wrapper for Bio-Formats, a standalone Java library for reading and writing life sciences image file formats. Bio-Formats is capable of parsing both pixels and metadata for a large number of formats, as well as writing to several formats. Python-bioformats uses the python-javabridge to start a Java virtual machine from Python and interact with it. Python-bioformats was developed for and is used by the cell image analysis software CellProfiler (

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python-bioformats is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Many files are licensed under the more permissive BSD license. See the accompanying files COPYING and LICENSE for details.

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