Release of Bio-Formats 5.5.0

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Release of Bio-Formats 5.5.0

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Dear All,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.5.0 which includes the following changes:

New file formats:
  * Olympus OIR
    * added support for Olympus .oir
data (funded by a partnership between Glencoe Software and OLYMPUS
  * PerkinElmer Columbus
    * added support for PerkinElmer Columbus

File format improvements:
  * Andor Bio-Imaging Division (ABD) TIFF
    * fixed acquisition date format from MM/dd/yyyy to dd/MM/yyyy
  * Nikon NIS-Elements ND2
    * corrected logic used to determined PixelType by parsing uiBpc tags
  * Hamamatsu ndpi
    * improved handling of channels in NDPIS datasets (thanks to Manuel Stritt)
  * Imspector OBF
    * fix for SAXParseException when description field in metadata is empty

Documentation improvements:
  * added links to public sample files for Cellomics
  * added links to public sample files for InCell 3000

Full details can be found at

The software is available at:
and will shortly be available from the Java-8 update site for Fiji users.

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