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Below is a list of file formats that Bio-Formats supports (in alphabetical order). If your format is not on the list, let us know and we can work on a customized solution for you.

(Last Updated September 2015)

FormatFile Extension(s)
3i SlideBook.sld
Adobe Photoshop PSD.psd
AIM.aim
Alicona 3D.al3d
Amersham Biosciences Gel.gel
Amira Mesh.am, .amiramesh, .grey, .hx, .labels
Analyze 7.5.img, .hdr
Andor Bio-Imaging Division (ABD) TIFF.tif
Animated PNG.png
Aperio SVS TIFF.svs
Applied Precision CellWorX.htd, .pnl,
AVI (Audio Video Interleave).avi
Axon Raw Format.arf
BD Pathway.exp, .tif
Becker & Hickl SPCImage.sdt
Bio-Rad Gel.1sc
Bio-Rad PIC.pic, .raw, .xml
Bitplane Imaris.ims
Bruker MRI
Burleigh.img
Canon DNG.cr2, .crw
Cellomics.c01
cellSens VSI.vsi
DeltaVision.dv, .r3d
DICOM.dcm, .dicom
ECAT7.v
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript).eps, .epsi, .ps
Evotec/PerkinElmer Opera Flex.flex
FEI.img
FEI TIFF.tiff
FITS (Flexible Image Transport System).fits
Gatan Digital Micrograph.dm3
Gatan Digital Micrograph 2.dm2
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format).gif
Hamamatsu .ndpi.ndpi
Hamamatsu Aquacosmos NAF.naf
Hamamatsu HIS.his
Hamamatsu VMS.vms
Hitachi S-4800.txt, .tif, .bmp, .jpg
ICS (Image Cytometry Standard).ics, .ids
Imacon.fff
ImagePro Sequence.seq
ImagePro Workspace.ipw
IMAGIC.hed, .img
IMOD.mod
Improvision Openlab LIFF.liff
Improvision Openlab Raw.raw
Improvision TIFF.tif
InCell 1000.xdce, .tif
InCell 3000.frm
INR.inr
IPLab.ipl
IPLab-Mac.ipm
JEOL.dat, .img, .par
JPEG.jpg
JPEG 2000.jp2
JPK.jpk
JPX.jpx
Khoros VIFF (Visualization Image File Format) Bitmap.xv
Kodak BIP.bip
Lambert Instruments FLIM.fli
Leica LAS AF LIF (Leica Image File Format).lif
Leica LCS LEI.lei, .tif
Leica SCN.scn
LEO.sxm
Li-Cor L2D.l2d, .tif, .scn
LIM (Laboratory Imaging/Nikon).lim
MetaMorph 7.5 TIFF.tiff
MetaMorph Stack (STK).stk, .nd
MIAS (Maia Scientific).tif
MINC MRI.mnc
Minolta MRW.mrw
MNG (Multiple-image Network Graphics).mng
Molecular Imaging.stp
MRC (Medical Research Council).mrc
NEF (Nikon Electronic Format).nef, .tif
NIfTI.img, .hdr
Nikon Elements TIFF.tiff
Nikon EZ-C1 TIFF.tiff
Nikon NIS-Elements ND2.nd2
NRRD (Nearly Raw Raster Data).nrrd, .nhdr, .raw, .txt
Olympus CellR/APL.apl, .mtb, .tnb, .tif, .obsep
Olympus FluoView FV1000.oib, .oif
Olympus FluoView TIFF.tif
Olympus ScanR.xml, .dat, .tif
Olympus SIS TIFF.tiff
OME-TIFF.ome.tiff
OME-XML.ome
Oxford Instruments.top
PCX (PC Paintbrush).pcx
Perkin Elmer Densitometer.pds
PerkinElmer Operetta.tiff, .xml
PerkinElmer UltraView.tif, .2, .3, .4, ...
PGM (Portable Gray Map).pgm
Photoshop TIFF.tif, .tiff
PICT (Macintosh Picture).pict
PNG (Portable Network Graphics).png
Prairie Technologies TIFF.tif, .xml, .cfg
Quesant.afm
QuickTime Movie.mov
RHK.sm2, .sm3
SBIG
Seiko.xqd, .xqf
SimplePCI & HCImage.cxd
SimplePCI & HCImage TIFF.tiff
SM Camera
SPIDER.spi, .stk
Targa.tga
Text.txt
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format).tif
TillPhotonics TillVision.vws
Topometrix.tfr, .ffr, .zfr, .zfp, .2fl
Trestle.tif, .sld, .jpg
UBM.pr3
Unisoku.dat, .hdr
Varian FDF.fdf
VG SAM.dti
VisiTech XYS.xys, .html
Volocity.mvd2
Volocity Library Clipping.acff
WA-TOP.wat
Windows Bitmap.bmp
Zeiss AxioVision TIFF.xml, .tiff
Zeiss AxioVision ZVI (Zeiss Vision Image).zvi
Zeiss CZI.czi
Zeiss LSM (Laser Scanning Microscope) 510.lsm, .mdb
μManager.tif, .txt

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