Release of Bio-Formats 5.7.1

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Release of Bio-Formats 5.7.1

David Gault (Staff)
Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.7.1 which includes the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:

  *   Nikon NIS-Elements ND2
     *   improved parsing of Z position values
  *   LaVision Imspector
     *   corrected the value of time per FLIM channel
     *   fixed a bug which saw the Z and T dimensions swapped
     *   fixed a divide by zero exception
     *   added a fix for incorrect time-base and number of channels
  *   TIFF
     *   added support for handling files with a FillOrder of 2 in which the bits in each byte are reversed
     *   improved support for multi-channel ImageJ TIFF files greater than 4GB in size

Performance improvements:

  *   improved TIFF performance by using non-regexp String replacement (thanks to Thushara Wijeratna *)
  *   improved TIFF handling of Strings for large metadata (thanks to T. Alexander Popiel *)

       * Allen Institute for Cell Science

Documentation improvements:

  *   updated documentation to reference support for ImageJ TIFFs
  *   added links to format options page to user and developer index pages

Full details can be found at

The software is available at:
and will shortly be available from the Java-8 update site for Fiji users.

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