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Read and write life sciences file formats

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Python-bioformats is a Python wrapper for Bio-Formats, a standalone Java library for reading

and writing life sciences image file formats. Bio-Formats is capable of parsing both pixels and metadata for a large number of formats, as well as writing to several formats. Python-bioformats uses the python-javabridge to start a Java virtual machine from Python and interact with it. Python-bioformats was developed for and is used by the cell image analysis software CellProfiler ( While we are gratified that others outside the CellProfiler team find it useful, we maintain python-bioformats essentially for the CellProfiler project and cannot currently guarantee support for other users. Please consider visiting our forum at for additional support help.

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