VolView 3.2 allows you to:

  • Run VolView on your preferred platform
  • Load a wide range of file formats and data types
  • Generate high-quality 3D renderings and movies
  • Compare multiple datasets side-by-side
  • Save your visualization session
  • Apply your code to loaded datasets using the plug-in API


  • Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Mac Tiger / Leopard
  • Linux available for site installations / customized development

Data Sources

  • TIFF, PNG, JPG, and PNM Images and Image Stacks
  • VTK
  • Analyze
  • Biorad Confocal
  • Zeiss LSM
  • Raw data

Input Data Types

  • One, two, three, or four independent components
  • Two component color/alpha
  • Three component RGB
  • Four component RGBA
  • Unsigned char through double

Display Methods

  • Volume Rendering
  • Maximum Intensity Projection
  • Orthogonal Reformat (Axial, Sagittal, Coronal)
  • Oblique Reformat (aka MPR)

Visualization Tools

  • Window/Level, Pan Zoom images
  • Transfer Function Editor
  • 3D Cursor Linked Between 2D and 3D Views
  • 3D Cropping
  • LightBox Views


  • DICOM Corner Annotation
  • Color Bar, Bounding Box, Scale Bar
  • Image Orientation Labels and 3D Cube
  • 2D and 3D Arrow Text


  • Visualization Sessions Including Snapshots
  • 2D and 3D Display Presets
  • MPG and AVI Movies

Additional Functionality

  • Clipboard copy / printing
  • Basic Image Processing Filters
  • Plug-In API for Extending Fitering Capabilities