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OME-XML - Open Microscopy Environment XML


OME-TIFF - Open Microscopy Environment TIFF

A specification of how to embed OME-XML metadata within a TIFF or BigTIFF image file.



Bio-Formats reads proprietary microscopy image data and metadata, and converts them to OME-TIFF, a combination of TIFF and OME-XML.


Fiji is an image processing package that supports the OME data model for images


Repository software for organising, viewing, analysing and sharing biological microscopy images. It supports proprietary file formats but normalises to OME-TIFF/OME-XML.

Use Cases

JCB Data Viewer

A repository for viewing and analysing multi-dimensional image data associated with articles published in The Journal of Cell Biology. Its native metadata format is OME-XML.

The Cell: An Image Library

A resource database of images, videos, and animations of cells, capturing a wide diversity of organisms, cell types, and cellular processes. Its native metadata format for images is OME-XML.