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Bio-Formats is a standalone Java library for reading and writing life sciences
image file formats. It is capable of parsing both pixels and metadata for a
large number of formats, as well as writing to several formats.
Purpose
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Bio-Formats's primary purpose is to convert proprietary microscopy data into an
open standard called the OME data model, particularly into the OME-TIFF file
format. See the statement of purpose for a thorough explanation and rationale:
http://loci.wisc.edu/bio-formats/about
Supported formats
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For a complete list of supported formats, See the list online at:
http://loci.wisc.edu/bio-formats/formats
For users
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Many software packages use Bio-Formats to read and write microscopy formats:
http://loci.wisc.edu/bio-formats/applications
For developers
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You can use Bio-Formats to easily support these formats in your software:
http://loci.wisc.edu/bio-formats/bio-formats-java-library
More information
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For more information, see the Bio-Formats web site:
http://loci.wisc.edu/software/bio-formats
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