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Scientific Image Database

SIDB (Scientific Image Database) is a Web-driven database for (scientific) images. Entry of image meta-data is facilitated through the use of user-definable templates. Users have complete control over who else may see the submitted image and data. SIDB offers various views on the actual image data. Thumbnail plus meta-data can be printed, and multiple thumbnails can be combined in galleries. A freeware version of the Huygens software ( can be used to generate projections from 3-D images (most confocal microscope image formats are supported), as well as MPEG movies, showing the individual layers from the 3-D images.

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Recent releases

  •  09 Aug 2003 06:16

    Release Notes: This release fixed bugs in the database initialization script that caused the installation to fail.

    •  04 Apr 2003 11:44

      Release Notes: This release adds password encryption, NIS-based logins, the ability for admins to upload images for other users, checks for duplicates, and next/previous buttons in the image view window. The pre-upload window has been eliminated, and a mode for working with 2D images only has been added. Several changes let sysadmins modify the look and feel of sidb more easily.

      •  26 Mar 2002 02:01

        Release Notes: Several bugfixes, including one causing logins to fail under certain circumstances, case-independent searches, and ability to assign multiple trusted users instead of a single one.

        •  20 Dec 2001 07:20

          Release Notes: This release adds session-based user authentication, and an image type for digitized video sequences. Passwords can be checked against the SQL database, or using PAM, and size bars are now automatically generated.

          •  02 Oct 2001 18:13

            Release Notes: Addition of 'projects' (folder-like structures in which you can organize images), support for Mac OS X (10.1), and a new 'skin' for the screen-estate-deprived.


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