Easy import of image data sets

arivis Vision4D image support is vendor-independent and enables users to work with multimodality data derived from diverse application fields and microscopy devices.
Our software provides a simple solution for importing data from single image files or collections of files.
You will be guided through the import process and be able to work with your data while the import process is running. 



  • Easy drag & drop import of multi-dimensional and multi-channel data sets
  • Data sets up to 6 dimensions (x, y, z, time, spectral channels, scopes)
  • Color depth: 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit float
  • Media reader for a variety of biological data formats
  • Optimized storage file format (*.sis)
  • Interactive import wizard available
  • Powerful custom import mapper for sorting and define dimension order (if necessary)
  • Detailed file Information dialog provides options to sort or delete files before Import
  • Interactive alignment of single image tiles to a large plane or an image volume (Tile Sorter) with optional blending between overlapping regions
  • Support for mosaic or multi scene files (e.g. Zeiss CZI or Leica LIF)
arivis Vision4D: Import Scenarios Dialog
Import Scenario Dialog
arivis Vision4D: Show detailed file information
Detailed file information
arivis Vision4D: Manual Import Mapper
Manual import mapper


arivis SIS Converter

The free software arivis SIS Converter can queue several import tasks for you. It allows unattended batch conversion of all supported file formats into the SIS format for fast and interactive exploration of your images with arivis Vision4D.

The standalone module arivis SIS Converter PRO operates independently from your arivis Vision4D license, allowing for standalone file conversion. Automatically convert every 3D / 4D image data set into the arivis SIS format as fast as you can save files from your acquisition system. This advanced Converter includes an easy to use watchdog functionality.


The free software arivis SIS Converter can queue several import tasks for you. Unattended batch conversion of all supported file formats into the SIS format!


With watchdog functionality! Start your overnight image acquisition, and let arivis prepare your data for immediate visualization as soon as your experiment has completed.

Supported Image File Formats

  • AmiraMesh (*.am)
  • Aperio SVS (*.svs)
  • arivis Single Image Stack 3 (*.sis)
  • BigDataViewer file format (*.xml)
  • CompuServe GIF (*.gif, *.giff)
  • DeltaVision image file (*.dv)
  • DICOM Directory (*.dicomdir, *.DICOMDIR)
  • DICOM Image (*.dcm)
  • Fiji/ImageJ-TIFF (*.tif, *.tiff)
  • Hamamatsu tiff-like file format (*.ndpi)
  • High Dynamic Range Image (*.hdr)
  • ICS 1.0/2.0 file format (*.ics, *.ibs)
  • Imaris IMS (*.ims)
  • JPEG/JFIF (*.jpg, *.jpeg, *.jif, *.jfif, *.j, *.jpe)
  • JPEG-2000 (*.jp2, *.j2k, *.j2c)
  • Leica Image File Format (*.lei,*.lif)
  • Luxendo images (saved as BigDataViewer *.xml)
  • Metamorph STK (*.stk)
  • Mirax SliceAC file format (*.mrxs)
  • Neuroimaging Informatics Technology Initiative Image File Format (*.hdr, *.nii, *.nii.gz)
  • Nikon ND2 files (*.nd2)
  • Olympus file format (*.oir, *.oib, *.oif)
  • Olympus Media Handler (*.vsi)
  • OME-TIFF (*.tif, *.tiff)
  • OME-TIFF/FEI (*.tif, *.tiff)
  • OME-TIFF/LaVision (*.tif, *.tiff)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • Slidebook (.sld) Media Handler
  • TIFF Tagged Image (*.tif, *.tim, *.tiff)
  • TillVision file formats (*.rbinf, *.ini)
  • TrakEM2 Image file format (trakem2.xml, *.xml)
  • VGI/VOL Media Handler
  • VG Studio Images (*.vol, *.vgi)
  • Virtual Microscopy Specimen file format (*.vms, *.vmu)
  • Windows Bitmap (*.bmp, *.rle, *.vga, *.rl4, *.rl8, *.sys)
  • Zeiss Axiovision ZVI (*.zvi)
  • Zeiss CZI/ZISRAW (*.czi, *.zisraw)
  • Zeiss LSM-tiff (*.lsm)