new Version 1.4 available

Latest Changes:

The internal .raw format used by Tissue Stack will store data as 8bit RGB triples while before it was limited to 8 bit grayscale.

This immediately leads to the following advantages:

  • Usage of RGB minc and NIFTI formats as input data is now possible.
  • On-the-fly image generation for a data set that frequently uses a color map may be replaced by a color data set instead.
  • Label Lookups can make use of the much larger space of lookup values (over 16 million), for instance volumes pointing to structure information encoded via RGB triples are not limited to represent 256 structures only.

  • Data Sets already converted and in use by Tissue Stack instances will still be compatible.
  • If you use RGB MINC files as input, the expected order is: spatial dimensions first, RGB channels are represented by the 4th dimension (length: 3).
  • If you use color NIFTI files, the required dimension layout is as follows: There are 3 spatial dimensions followed by a time dimension which will have length 1 in the simplest case with the RGB channels contained in the next dimension (length: 3)

Binary Installs (only 64bit):

Debian packages (compiled and tested on Ubuntu 12.10), Fedora rpms (compiled and tested on Fedora 19) and epel rpms (compiled and tested on CentOS 6.4) can be downloaded from either one of the following locations:


For the fedora packages you will need to download and install the minc library as well (same locations provided above).
The epel rpms require you to add the following repository to /etc/yum.repos.d in order to be able to satisfy the dependencies needed: http://cvlrepo.massive.org.au/repo/cvl.repo