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A Python module for loading lif file as numpy array

Project description


Load 3D confocal images from lif files as numpy arrays.

The code was originally written by Mathieu Leocmach in package colloids.


  • The most convenient way would be: pip install read_lif
  • You can also Include the file read_lif in your project directory

How to Use It

import read_lif

reader = read_lif.Reader('lif_file.lif')
series = reader.getSeries()
chosen = series[0]  # choose first image in the lif file
# get a numpy array corresponding to the 1st time point & 1st channel
# the shape is (z, y, x)
image = chosen.getFrame(T=0, channel=0)

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