BioImageXD is an open-source microscopy imaging software for processing, analyzing, visualizing, and rendering multi-dimensional microscopy images.
The project was carried out by a team of researchers including microscopists, cell biologists and software engineers from the Universities of Jyväskylä and Turku in Finland, Max Planck Institute CBG in Dresden, Germany and later followed by collaborators worldwide.
BioImageXD's first version was released in early 2006, the last release was released on July 2012.
The project has positive feedbacks on SourceForge, However, the project has not been updated since 2012.
BioImageXD uses C++, Python as main programming languages for the software. It leverages the C++ performance and Python as an interpreted language to run on Windows, Linux, & macOS. It uses several open-source libraries and modules like VTK (The Visualization Toolkit) an open-source BSD-licensed package for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization, & ITK (Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit) a cross-platform package for image segmentation and registration.
BioImageXD is a powerful microscopy imaging software, it's unfortunate that it's outdated and not maintained. It also does not have a simple installation procedure or providing pre-configured installation packages for users. However, its layout the features, and specification for open source developers to learn from it while building similar software.
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