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Open Microscopy Environment

Software and data format standards for management of microscopy image data. Joint project between international private and public research

OME   says 👋

OME is a consortium of universities, research labs, industry and developers producing open-source software and format standards for microscopy data. If you are working with bioimaging data like these:

then you may already be using something from OME! (You can find out more about these images on

Projects you may be interested in:

  • OME Model GitHub stars At the core of everything we do is the specification of an open data model, a vocabulary, that lets software components and users exchange bioimaging (meta)data.
  • Bio-Formats GitHub stars is a library translate hundreds of bioimaging formats into the common model.
  • OMERO GitHub stars is a data management platform that uses Bio-Formats to serve all supported formats to your users, through:
  • OME-NGFF, next-generation file formats. See:

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  1. OME (Open Microscopy Environment) develops open-source software and data format standards for the storage and manipulation of biological light microscopy data. A joint project between universities,…

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  2. bioformats Public

    Bio-Formats is a Java library for reading and writing data in life sciences image file formats. It is developed by the Open Microscopy Environment. Bio-Formats is released under the GNU General Pub…

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  3. Examples of usage of the Bio-Formats API

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  4. Examples playbooks for installing OMERO with Ansible and Docker

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  5. Gradle project containing insight java client for OMERO

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  6. An OMERO.web app for creating Figures from images in OMERO

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