Zeiss ZVI file format support development for OpenSlide

Benjamin Gilbert bgilbert at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Jul 9 13:20:58 EDT 2012

On 07/08/2012 01:40 PM, Alexandre Kharlamov wrote:
> Basically, it's a OLE2 compound document storage format, same as
> the one used for Office 97 documents.

You will probably want to take a look at libgsf.

> My question is, do I need to
> be able to output those channels separately, or should I only care about
> the resulting full-color image? Is there ever more than 3 stains used?

I suggest you initially handle these slides as RGB images using the 
existing OpenSlide API.  This will allow you to implement and test your 
new driver using existing tools, and only then confront the N-channel 
API issues.

--Benjamin Gilbert

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