NDP.view2 Image viewing software


The NDP.view2 is next-generation viewer software with the basic functions of previous viewer software yet offering high-speed and natural, intuitive operation. You can download the latest research use only version free of charge. If you need to use NDP.view2 for IVD, please contact Hamamatsu's distributor or sales representative.


Imaging speed on whole new level

Drastically improved display speed after mouse operation. Improved speed gives smoother virtual slide observations.

Natural intuitive operation

All design factors emphasize easy use for simple operation just the way you want.

Basic operation with mouse

An advanced user interface enables quick and natural operation.

  • Zoom in and out
  • Scrolling
  • Image rotation
  • Image data export (e.g. .jpeg, .tif, .bmp)

Loaded with diverse functions

In response to user requests, new functions were added and current functions were improved to make them even easier to use.

  • Color adjustment
  • Slide selection thumbnails
  • Tab based virtual slide viewing
  • Annotation
  • Stepless zoom
  • Multiview function (Only at off-line observation)

Special sites

The Whole Slide Imaging special site is the feature section for whole slide imaging fit to research and pathology.

Whole Slide Imaging

System requirements

  Windows Mac OS
OS Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
32 bit and 64 bit
macOS 10.15, 11.2, 12
CPU Core series or faster Intel multicore processors
Memory 2 GB or more
Available HDD space 100 MB or more
VGA Direct X11 or later compatible (Indispensable) OpenGL 2.0 support
Screen resolution XGA (1024×768) or higher

Software and manual download

The NDP.view2 is free to use with Hamamatsu format slides. You can download from the links below.

OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 (32 bit and 64 bit)

OS: macOS 10.15, 11.2, 12

When the software is installed, NDP.view2 (U12388-01) will become a default viewer to view Hamamatsu slides. If you would like to keep the NDP.view as a default viewer, please refer to the instruction manual.


The NDP.view2 (U12388-01) is only for research use and is not for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD). If you need to use NDP.view2 for IVD, please contact Hamamatsu's distributor or sales representative.


Instruction manual [4.6 MB/PDF]


Installation to Mac OS 10.8 or upper [0.3 MB/PDF]



This software may not work satisfactorily on some computers. This software may fail to operate due to the operating system or system requirements. Please read the clause of "System requirements".

Old version

Ver. 2.9.25

OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)

OS: macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11.2

Ver. 2.8.24

OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)

OS: macOS 10.13 - 10.15

Ver. 2.7.52

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)

OS: macOS 10.13 - 10.15

We have received reports of an error (Direct3DError) occurring at startup on some PCs running the initial version of Windows 7 and DirectX 11. The error can be resolved by installing the latest Windows update.
If you receive the error and are unable to update Windows then please use the following older version. We apologize for any inconvenience.


We got reports from users that an error (Direct3DError) is shown at startup on specific type of Windows PC. In that case please use the following old version. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Ver. 2.6.17

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)

Option: NDP.view2 Plus Image viewing software U12388-02

Hamamatsu Photonics offers the optional NDP.view2 Plus for more practical observation in addition to NDP.view2 image viewing software suitable for basic WSI observation.

NDP.view2 Plus is the software developed based on customer demands for highly convenient functions that match their observation goals and we look forward to adding more functions in the future.

Important Notice

In the USA, C13220-01MD NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system is intended for in vitro diagnostic use.


In Europe, following products are regulatory compliant for IVDR (EU), UKCA (UK) and IvDO (CH) for in vitro diagnostic use:

C13220-21MDEU NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system, C16600-21MDEU NanoZoomer S60v2MD Slide scanner system and C16300-21MDEU NanoZoomer S20MD Slide scanner system.


In China, following products are registered for in vitro diagnostic use:

C13220-01 NanoZoomer S360, C13239-01 NanoZoomer S210, C13210-01  NanoZoomer S60 and C13140-01 NanoZoomer-SQ.


In Canada, C13220-31 NanoZoomer S360 has Medical Device License.


In Taiwan, C13220-01 NanoZoomer S360 is registered as medical device.


In Korea, C13220-61MDK NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner system is registered as in vitro diagnostic medical device.


In  Japan, C13220-11MDJ Slide scanner system is approved as medical device.


For other countries, NanoZoomer series are for research use only and not permitted to use for clinical diagnostic purpose.

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