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Bug#640027: ITP: openslide -- library to read virtual slides

I updated the control file to:

 OpenSlide is a C library that provides a simple interface to read whole-slide
 images also known as virtual slides.
 Whole-slide images, also known as virtual slides, are large, high resolution
 images used in digital pathology. Reading these images using standard image
 tools or libraries is a challenge because these tools are typically designed
 for images that can comfortably be uncompressed into RAM or a swap file.
 Whole-slide images routinely exceed RAM sizes, often occupying tens of
 gigabytes when uncompressed. Additionally, whole-slide images are typically
 multi-resolution, and only a small amount of image data might be needed at a
 particular resolution.
 This library currently supports:
 -Trestle (.tif)
 -Hamamatsu (.vms, .vmu)
 -Aperio (.svs, .tif)
 -MIRAX (.mrxs)
 -Generic tiled TIFF (.tif)



On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM, Andreas Tille <tille@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi Mathieu,
> could you please be a bit more verbose about slide images and in what
> field they are "known" as virtual slides?
> Kind regards
>       Andreas.
> On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 06:05:26PM +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Owner: Mathieu Malaterre <mathieu.malaterre@gmail.com>
>> * Package name    : openslide
>>   Version         : 3.2.4
>>   Upstream Author : Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science.
>> * URL             : http://www.openslide.org
>> * License         : LGPL 2.1
>>   Programming Lang: C
>>   Description     : library to read virtual slides
>>  OpenSlide is a C library that provides a simple interface to read whole-slide
>>  images also known as virtual slides.
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