LIMA : Library for Image Acquisition

Lima ( L ibrary for Im age A cquisition) is a project for the unified control of 2D detectors. The aim is to clearly separate hardware specific code from common software configuration and features, like setting standard acquisition parameters (exposure time, external trigger), file saving and image processing.

A PDF version of this documentation is available: pdf documentation

If you want to be in touch with LIMA community, please send email to You can also subscribe to the mailing-list by sending a message to with as subject subscribe lima.

There is no binary package for lima today, Lima is a very active project and many developments are ongoing and available from at .

However you can find stable versions track through git branches and tags on

The latest stable branch is core-1.6 and the latest release tag is core-1.6.1.

Please, feel free to fork/clone or download Lima at .

For latest changes please consult the release notes: ReleaseNotes.txt.

(Also available under the Git repository master branch as ReleaseNotes.txt text file).

Future cameras

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