Use of OpenSlide with Florescent MRXS

Benjamin Gilbert bgilbert at
Fri Dec 14 15:51:31 EST 2012

On 12/14/2012 05:09 AM, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM, Benjamin Gilbert <bgilbert at> wrote:
>> OpenSlide needs some new API in order to support
>> fluorescence images.
> Out of curiosity what is wrong with the current API ? Why not simply
> duplicate the grayscale value in all ARGB fields ?

The current API does not provide a list of fluorescence channels, and 
openslide_read_region() has no argument for indicating a channel.

Also, the application shouldn't need to allocate a buffer for four 
channels when two of them are redundant.

--Benjamin Gilbert

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