[ome-devel] OME-TIFF

Kevin W Eliceiri eliceiri at facstaff.wisc.edu
Mon Dec 12 20:14:52 GMT 2005

For the past few months, the Laboratory for Optical and Computational
Instrumentation (LOCI) has been working to develop and deploy a format
adapting the OME-XML specification into a TIFF-based solution. Today, we
are announcing this format, OME-TIFF, as a proposed high-performance
interchange format for metadata-rich biological image data. OME-TIFF
combines OME-XML's extensible schema for image metadata with TIFF's
proven performance and compatibility.

For more information, see our OME-TIFF website online at:

Resources available on the site include an overview of the format,
detailed technical specification, backend importer for bringing OME-TIFF
data into an OME database, and sample OME-TIFF data including a
comparison of various image storage compression types and formats.

Please contact Lead Developer Curtis Rueden (ctrueden at wisc.edu) or
myself with any questions.

best regards,

Kevin W. Eliceiri
Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation
Room 271 Animal Sciences
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-6288
Fax: 608-262-4570

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