Release of Bio-Formats 5.7.3

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Release of Bio-Formats 5.7.3

David Gault (Staff)
Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.7.3 which includes the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:

  *   TIFF
     *   fixed a NullPointerException when reading a TIFF file from the root system directory
     *   improved support for large images that are stored as a single uncompressed tile with multiple interleaved channels
  *   MRC (Medical Research Council)
     *   added support in original metadata for the fields ‘ISPG' and 'Is data cube'
  *   TillPhotonics TillVision
     *   directory listings for .pst files are now sorted
  *   MetaMorph
     *   directory listings are now sorted during file initialization
  *   Amira Mesh
     *   now supports Avizo in the file header in addition to the existing support for AmiraMesh
  *   Becker & Hickl SPCImage
     *   added a fix for IllegalArgumentException when reading files with compressed data
  *   Zeiss CZI
     *   fixed an IndexOutOfBoundsException when creating ROI objects

Bug fixes and improvements:

  *   removed unused target utils-formats-api from ant build
  *   automated Memoizer tests updated to use UUID for generating unique memo file directories
  *   detect and fix Findbugs' SBSC_USE_STRINGBUFFER_CONCATENATION using StringBuilder
  *   configuration files for the automated test suite now use raw physical size rather than formatted size
  *   added first version of Dockerfile for running the automated test suite standalone

Documentation improvements:

  *   added a support<> page to the Bio-Formats project
  *   updated reference URLs for the Aperio ImageScope and Micro-Manager
  *   documented issues with conflicts in the JAI ImageIO component<>
  *   clarified the default values of HCS keys for fake images in the documentation for Generating test images<>
  *   corrected external links which failed automatic link checking

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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