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imread for multiple life science image file formats

version 1.7.0.0 (3.7 KB) by Christoph Moehl
imports images and metadata using the LOCI Bioformats package

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Updated 13 Sep 2013

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Detailed tutorial of imreadBF:

http://imageprocessingblog.com/importing-generic-bioimage-files-to-matlab/

Imports formats from Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, MetaMorph and others via BioFormats

Amongst others, following formats are supported:
lsm, zvi, ics, nd2, pic, dv, img, tif,

imreadBF loads multiple user-defined image slices at once.
[imageStack]=imreadBF(datname,zplanes,tframes,channel)

You can load multiple z and t slices at once, e.g. zplanes=[1 2 5] loads first,second and fifth z-slice in a 3D-Stack.

imreadBFmeta returns corresponding metadata.

To use the functions, you have to download loci_tools.jar here: http://www.loci.wisc.edu/bio-formats/downloads

make sure to have copied the file loci_tools.jar, in the folder where the
function is placed

modified from bfopen.m

More information about BioFormats:
http://www.loci.wisc.edu/software/bio-formats

Cite As

Christoph Moehl (2022). imread for multiple life science image file formats (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/32920-imread-for-multiple-life-science-image-file-formats), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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