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ready Open Microscopy Environment - Tagged Image File Format

Abbreviation: OME-TIFF

General Information
OME-TIFF is a standardized file format for multidimensional image data. OME-TIFF was created to maximize the respective strengths of OME-XML and TIFF. It takes advantage of the rich metadata defined in OME-XML while retaining the pixels in multi-page TIFF format for compatibility with many more applications.

How to cite this record OME-TIFF; Open Microscopy Environment - Tagged Image File Format; DOI:; Last edited: Nov. 23, 2018, 11:27 a.m.; Last accessed: Dec 12 2018 12:33 a.m.

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Metadata matters: access to image data in the real world

Melissa Linkert, Curtis T. Rueden, Chris Allan, Jean-Marie Burel, Will Moore, Andrew Patterson, Brian Loranger, Josh Moore, Carlos Neves, Donald MacDonald, Aleksandra Tarkowska, Caitlin Sticco, Emma Hill, Mike Rossner, Kevin W. Eliceiri, and Jason R. Swedlow
The Journal of Cell Biology 2010

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The Open Microscopy Environment (OME) Data Model and XML File: Open Tools for Informatics and Quantitative Analysis in Biological Imaging

Goldberg, I., C. Allan, J.-M. Burel, D. Creager, A. Falconi, H. Hochheiser, J. Johnston, J. Mellen, P.K. Sorger, and J.R. Swedlow.
Genome Biology 2005

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Implementing Databases (4)
JCB DataViewer
The JCB DataViewer is an image hosting and visualization platform for original microscopy image datasets associated with articles published in The Journal of Cell Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by The Rockefeller University Press. The JCB DataViewer can host multidimensional fluorescence microscopy images, 3D tomogram data, very large (gigapixel) images, and high content imaging screens. Images are presented in an interactive viewer, and the "scores" from high content screens are presented in interactive graphs with data points linked to the relevant images. The JCB DataViewer uses the Bio-Formats library to read over 120 different imaging file formats and convert them to the OME-TIFF image data standard.

OMERO is client-server software for visualization, management and analysis of biological microscope images.

Curie Image Database
In addition to data used in on-going collaborations, this database host images from France Bio Imaging microscopy facility with public access either associated to publications, either that make interest from an image processing point of view (such as challenges for developpers or for use in metrology). This resource requires a log in account, however some projects are available with a guest account.

Liverpool CCI OMERO
A repository of image / SPM data to support users of the Centre for Cell Imaging, University of Liverpool.

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