Animal physiology

Metadata Standards

OME-XML - Open Microscopy Environment XML

A metadata standard and data file format for biological light microscopy data.

Extensions

OME-TIFF - Open Microscopy Environment TIFF

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

Tools

Bio-Formats

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

Fiji

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

OMERO

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