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Media Cybernetics

Media Cybernetics this week announced the release of IQbase 2.5 scientific image management software. This software enables organizations to effectively store, query, and share large numbers of images and related data, both internally and with outside partners.
New features in IQbase 2.5 include: the ability to archive image header data and view thumbnail previews for JPEG 2000, Zeiss LSM, Leica LEI, Image-Pro SEQ, and Metamorph SDK file formats (TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and other standard file formats continue to be supported); support for IPTC and EXIF header data; the ability to archive images via the Internet using online upload capabilities; the ability to perform quick keyword searches or more advanced queries via the desktop application and the web; the ability to view very large image files in the desktop application or via the web; active directory group support; and customizable data views that allow control of which attribute data is displayed with the images.
A complimentary 30-day trial version of IQbase 2.5 is available to download via the web at

The Scan

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