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What is metadata?
When acquiring images in microscopy, the image files that are stored contain two main things:
* 1) # ''image data'', which are is essentially 'pixel values'* 2) # ''metadata'', information on the image data including pixel size, bit depth, dimension and objective information, etc.
Metadata is essential to correctly read image data; for example, to have accurate measurements, the image needs to be calibrated according to the correct/associated pixel size. Saving and preserving metadata is key in quantitative image analysis.
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