Change is coming!

Around the end of August I’ll release a new version of AS!2, featuring some bug fixes and of course new features so I can find more bugs in the following months. Gotta stay busy.

A short list of things that have changed:

– Native MJPEG support (no codec required, and of course very fast)
– Fixed flat field calibration resulting in brightened images.
– Drag & drop folders of valid image files (jpg, bmp, tif, fit, pngs) should now work all the time correctly.
– Optimised RGB color file stacking. There should be a performance increase when using RGB images/videos in MAP mode.
– Stacking multiple files in MAP mode is now possible (if you just want to create a single stack, make sure that you only fill ONE of the frame nr/percentage boxes with a valid number and set all the others to ‘0’!!!).
– Fixed reading some AVIs coming out of WinJUPOS(AS!2 made them look misformed). I might have broken other avis though, so be ware and let me know if you find any problems.

I’m currently working to see if I can squeeze a bit more performance out of the image alignment phase. It’s already at light speed, but as we all know, light speed is too slow. Light speed , too slow? Yes, we’re gonna have to go right to ludicrous speed. No, I’m not going to use GPGPU (yet?), but I think it might be possible to squeeze out another 25% speed improvement. This of course does should not have priority over the items already on my TODO list, but it’s fun, so I’m making it a priority.

And, just a reminder. If you find ANY problems in AS!2, please do let me know. I don’t know if I can fix it, but I certainly can’t fix what I don’t know.

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