We are excited to announce the release of Glencoe Software's Bio-Formats 6.13.0-585, which includes everything in open source Bio-Formats 6.13.0 from the Open Microscopy Environment.

See the open source Bio-Formats 6.13.0 release notes from OME here.


In addition to the above, highlights of Glencoe Software’s Bio-Formats 6.13.0-585 include:

  • Removal of direct support for the MRXS file format. Instead, we support this format via conversion to OME-NGFF or OME-TIFF. The removal of support includes the removal of mapdb/ehcache dependencies.
  • A fix for channel indexing in CV8000 data, where defined channels were inactive and therefore not acquired. These fixes have been proposed to open source Bio-Formats here and here to be included in a future release.
  • Removal of support for the Woolz format. This change has been proposed to open source Bio-Formats here to be included in a future release.
  • A fix for the special case where metadata images (slide label and overview) have been sanitized from SVS files, leaving a single pyramidal image.

We are always working to improve our products, and your feedback is important to us. If you experience any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@glencoesoftware.com. Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy the latest updates to Glencoe Software’s Bio-Formats 6.13.0-585!