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Plugin: Import Image

Post by qtao » April 12th, 2015, 7:56 pm

GC Image software can import data files from FID, MS, HRMS, UV, SCD, and other detectors, in many vendor-specific formats including Agilent, Shimadzu, JEOL, Ab Sciex, and other companies, and industry-standard formats such as ANDI CDF, mzXML, and mzData. Also, through a plugin interface, the software can support more formats with the help of third-party softwares.

Note: The support provided by a plugin is not considered as final and official. Once the support for a data file is built in the software, the plugin will be considered as obsolete.

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Guide to Using ProteoWizard-based Import Image plugins in GC Image

Post by qtao » October 9th, 2017, 6:09 pm

Step-by-step guide on how to download and install ProteoWizard and the GC Image import image plugins related to them.
  1. Download & Install ProteoWizard
    1. Read the ProteoWizard license information here.
    2. Download a release of ProteoWizard:
      • Current Versions: Download the current version from
      • Compatible Version 3.0.6965: Download an archived version tested with GC Image for compatibility: 32-Bit or 64-Bit.
      • Archived Versions: Browse all versions provided by ProteoWizard's TeamCity site. This will require you to login as a guest:
        32-Bit or 64-Bit.
    3. Install or unpack the selected downloaded.
  2. Download an Import Image Plugin
    1. Download the desired importer plugin:
      • Bruker BAF Importer: Download
      • Waters .raw Importer: Download (Obsolete! Waters raw files are now supported by GC Image directly.)
      • Thermo RAW Importer: Download (Obsolete! Thermo RAW files are now supported by GC Image directly.)
    2. Unzip the downloaded file.
  3. Install the Import Image Plugin
    1. Start GC Image
    2. Tools → Manage Plugins...
    3. Click Import
    4. Find the extracted .plugin folder that you wish to import and click Import Plugin
    5. Select the imported plugin from the table
    6. Click Configure
    7. Set the value of MSConvert Path to the msconvert.exe application inside the ProteoWizard install location.
      Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\ProteoWizard\ProteoWizard 3.0.6965\msconvert.exe"
    8. Click OK and close the Manage Plugins dialog
You can now import the associated file type using File → Import Image.

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