Orbit version 3.60 released

We are happy to announce that we just released version 3.60 of Orbit Image Analysis, a cross-platform research tool for Whole Slide Image Analysis. For details of research applications, see the recently published article. Downloads for Windows, Mac and Linux can be found here. Version 3.60 includes a new tool for semi-automating annotations of TMA[…]

Orbit Image Analysis Menu Bar

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The last couple of days I’ve been working on some improvements to the Orbit Image Analysis software. At the moment it’s mostly technical changes to help us be able to switch to using Java 11 (and then the next LTS Java JDKs). A nice side effect of that is being able to use my favourite[…]


The new Orbit version 2.8 comes with a brand new masking functionality. It allows you to define ‘active region’ classes within a classification model or use a segmentation model to define the segmented objects as ‘active’ and then do another classification or segmentation inside these active regions. This functionality unveils the power of Orbit for[…]


Native NDPI(s) reader

Orbit 2.7 has build-in support for native NDPI(s) reading out of the box (Win and Linux distributions). This leads to a tremendous speed improvement for reading NDPI and NDPIS files from local file system. We want to thank Hamamatsu for the great support and for providing the native library.  

maven central

Maven Central artifacts available

Orbit Image Analysis and all its dependencies are now available via Maven Central. If you want to use the Orbit API, just add <dependency>   <groupId>com.actelion.research</groupId>   <artifactId>orbit-image-analysis</artifactId>   <version>2.30</version> </dependency> in your POM or compile ‘com.actelion.research:orbit-image-analysis:2.30’ for Gradle. See the Orbit API page for details.