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
This library currently supports:
-Hamamatsu (.vms, .vmu)
-Aperio (.svs, .tif)
-Generic tiled TIFF (.tif)
On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM, Andreas Tille <email@example.com> 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
> On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 06:05:26PM +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Owner: Mathieu Malaterre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> * 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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