File IO with itk for napari

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File IO with itk for napari.

Image metadata, e.g. the pixel spacing, origin, and metadata tags, are preserved and passed into napari.

Supported image file formats:

For DICOM Series, select the folder containing the series with File -> Open Folder.... The first series will be selected and sorted spatially.


You can install napari-itk-io via pip:

pip install napari-itk-io


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.

Follow the itk contributing guidelines and the itk code of conduct.


Distributed under the terms of the Apache Software License 2.0 license, "napari-itk-io" is free and open source software.


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


  • 0.3.0

Last updated:

  • 15 May 2023

First released:

  • 28 April 2021


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GitHub activity:

  • Stars: 7
  • Forks: 2
  • Issues + PRs: 3

Python versions supported:

Operating system:


  • numpy
  • napari-plugin-engine (>=0.2.0)
  • itk-io (>=5.2.0)
  • itk-napari-conversion