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Ticket #413 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 2009-09-03T12:02:51-05:00

Last modified 2010-07-13T17:01:53-05:00

Very large images cannot be saved

Reported by: melissa Owned by: melissa
Priority: major Milestone: bio-formats-4.2
Component: bio-formats Severity: major
Keywords: Cc: dagutman@…, djlee2@…, david.pinelle@…
Blocked By: Blocking:


The current writer API operates on full images. This causes problems when trying to save images that are larger than the amount of memory allocated to the JVM; in addition, images with more than 2 GB of pixel data cannot be saved, regardless of how much memory is allocated.

Ideally, the writer API would be updated to be tile-based (much like the reader API). Then large images could be split up into more manageable tiles, and each tile could be saved separately.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2009-09-26T12:23:25-05:00 by melissa

  • Cc djlee2@… added

comment:2 Changed 2009-11-23T15:01:04-06:00 by melissa

  • Milestone set to bio-formats-4.2

comment:3 Changed 2010-02-08T08:14:04-06:00 by melissa

  • Cc david.pinelle@… added

comment:4 Changed 2010-05-12T17:02:42-05:00 by melissa

(In [6294]) Added API for tiled image and multi-file export (see #413 and #486). There are several known issues (see Export), but basic export should work.

comment:5 Changed 2010-06-08T16:51:04-05:00 by melissa

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Closing, as the API and several implementations are in place as of r6508. There are still several known issues with this feature; see this page for a list.

comment:6 Changed 2010-07-09T12:55:02-05:00 by melissa

  • Milestone bio-formats-4.2 deleted

Milestone bio-formats-4.2 deleted

comment:7 Changed 2010-07-13T17:01:53-05:00 by melissa

  • Milestone set to bio-formats-4.2