If you want to try using OMERO.figure without installing the app or the OMERO server, you can simply visit the demo site at figure.openmicroscopy.org/demo/
So how does the demo work, and what OMERO server does it use?
It can also use the OMERO server to save the figure file and export the figure as PDF or TIFF files.
OMERO.figure reads image data from OMERO, and can save figure files and PDFs
However, OMERO.figure doesn’t have to get data from its own “host” OMERO server. It can get data from any OMERO server that is available to you on the internet (either you are logged in or the OMERO server is a public repository).
The demo app reads image data from the OMERO-based JCB DataViewer
The JCB DataViewer provides public image data and image rendering, but doesn’t support saving of figure files or export of figures to PDF / TIFF.
Using OMERO.figure demo app
The demo app works in exactly the same way as the regular OMERO.figure app, with a couple of differences:
- You can’t save or export figures (as described above).
- File > Open uses a small number of example figures saved within the app itself. You can edit these but not save changes.
- Images are added from JCB DataViewer or other public OMERO repositories as shown below:
In fact, it’s not just the demo app that can add images from publicly available OMERO servers. The regular OMERO.figure also has this feature (in case you want to do that).
Enjoy using the demo app. And watch this space for new ROI features soon, ahead of their release in OMERO.figure 1.2.0.