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File Formats > Electronic File Formats > Scientific Data formats > OME-XML

This page describes the OME-XML file format for Open Microscopy, defined to make it simple to move microscopy data from one site and user to another. This format is related to OME-TIFF, which was developed from it. The format is described on the OME-XML page at the Open Microscopy site.

The file format can be created, read and manipulated using the Bio-Formats Library and the OMERO Server. There is an OME Validator to check files, which can lso tell you the OME-XML version. However, almost any software can read the files; you don't need OME software to use OME-XML.

The file extension is .ome.xml and the MIME Type is xxxxx.

The original paper describing the concept is Goldberg, I. G., Allan, C., Burel, J.-M., Creager, D., Falconi, A., Hochheiser, H., Johnston, J., et al. (2005). The Open Microscopy Environment (OME) Data Model and XML file: open tools for informatics and quantitative analysis in biological imaging. Genome biology, 6(5), R47. doi:10.1186/gb-2005-6-5-r47 .

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