Zeiss CZI

Yves Sucaet yves.sucaet at usa.net
Sun Nov 16 05:20:55 EST 2014

I can confirm that it *is* an open format. Zeiss has specifications on their
website, and provides a Windows dll to read it (we've incorporated it into our
own software, outside OpenSlide). The CZI format was designed to mimic open
microscopy environment (OME) specifications (http://www.openmicroscopy.org).
It is intended to be maximally compatible with OME tiff and XML data formats,
while maintaining the specifications that are essential to optimizing the use
of Carl Zeiss ZEN software. 

See also http://www.zeiss.com/microscopy/en_de/downloads/zen.html


------ Original Message ------
Received: 11:12 AM CET, 11/16/2014
From: "PD Dr. M. Weihrauch" <martin.weihrauch at uni-koeln.de>
To: openslide-users at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
Subject: Re: Zeiss CZI

I just recently provided an example file for the community to Benjamin.
The format is open to the public by Zeiss. I talked to their sales rep
and they told me that they support an open format for everyone to use it.
However, I cannot contribute to the OpenSlide code as I am not good in C :)


Am 16.11.2014 09:44, schrieb Mario Emmenlauer:
> Hi,
> I've seen an email conversation from summer where support for Zeiss
> CZI was mentioned - is there (preliminary) support for this format?
> Can I help with some testing or something?
> All the best,
>     Mario

Priv.-Doz. Dr. M. Weihrauch
Facharzt für Innere Medizin,
Hämatologie und internistische Onkologie
Klinik I für Innere Medizin    
Universität zu Köln
Kerpener Straße 62
50924 Köln      

Tel: (0221) 478-86615
Fax: (0221) 478-86616

openslide-users mailing list
openslide-users at lists.andrew.cmu.edu

More information about the openslide-users mailing list