Leica LIF

LIF stands for Leica Image File, which is a file format that can store collections of images in a single file. The individual images in a LIF file can be time series and have multiple channels and, (for light-sheet data) may consist of multiple views. Data be stored in a flexible data layout in 8 or 16 bit precision. Metadata is stored in a XML header that is embedded in the file.

SVI's Huygens software can read LIF files regardless of their bit-resolution and the data layout that was used when the file was saved. Huygens allows you to extract a specific image and parses the XML to obtain all microscopic parameters that are needed for deconvolution and analysis.

Huygens-Leica data exchange option

A direct connection is available between LAS X and Huygens. You can check here if this option is available for your Leica and Huygens software.

Contact Information

Scientific Volume Imaging B.V.

Laapersveld 63
1213 VB Hilversum
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)35 64216 26
Fax: +31 (0)35 683 7971
E-mail: info at svi.nl

Image Image Image Image Image Image