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Article ID: NSC1280 — Created: 17 Aug 2019 — Reviewed: 5 Dec 2020
What are "Whole Scan Images"? I see references to whole scan images in your software and on your web site but I don't know what these are.
The term, Whole Scan Image, is a generic term that means any large, image created from the fields in a scanned region of interest (typically, from a microscope slide). Whole scan images may be saved in a number of different image formats, for example: SVS (or Tiled TIFF), EasyZoom (SZI), or Deep Zoom.
A common characteristic of whole scan images is that they can be (and typically are) huge images (over 50,000×50,000 pixels)—which makes them too large to be represented in standard image formats (like JPEG, BMP, or PNG) and frequently too large to be viewed without special image viewers.