Files with lim extension can be often found as special microscope images from Nikon series of laboratory instruments.

There is one other file type using
the LIM file extension!

empty icon.lim - Limit compressed data

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LIM file extension - Nikon Laboratory Imaging format

What is lim file? How to open lim files?

File type specification:

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

Files with lim extension can be typically encountered as special images recorded using the Nikon laboratory instruments (microscopes). 

A typical .lim file contains single to multi-dimensional images with additional metadata.

Updated: April 5, 2023

The default software associated to open lim file:

NIS-Elements picture or screenshot

Nikon Corporation logoNIS-Elements  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Nikon Corporation

NIS-Elements is tool for the most advanced levels of research that giving the user complete control of all microscope and camera functions.

It handles multi-dimensional imaging flawlessly, with support for capture, display, peripheral device control, and data management and analysis of up to six dimensions (X,Y,Z, Lambda (wavelength), T, multipoint).

Help how to open:

Can be opened using NIS-Elements or any suitable alternative (bio-formats).

How to convert:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

List of software applications associated to the .lim file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open lim file, edit lim file, convert lim file, view lim file, play lim file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting lim files.

Software that open lim file - Nikon Laboratory Imaging format

Programs supporting the exension lim on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about NIS-Elements for open lim file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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