Image Viewers

A number of image file formats are used on the confocal system. The main format is the Bio-rad pic format, which is the primary format used by Laser Sharp. Files in this format end with the file extension pic, eg. mycell.pic. This pic format is proprietary to Bio-rad and is supported by only a few image analysis porgrams. It should be noted that this pic format is not the same as the Macintosh pic image file format. In order to process image files in other programs pic image files must be converted into another image file format such as tif (supported on Macs & PCs) or bmp (MicroSoft bitmap). A number of programs are available to convert pic files.

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